Our products are tested where yours grow. Field Discovery
Your operation doesn't exist in a laboratory, which is why our products are tested outside of one. The Valent Field Discovery Team works closely with Sumitomo Chemical and other Valent Group Companies to evaluate potential new products under commercial U.S. farming conditions.
State-of-the-Art Research Farms
At our two research farms in Illinois and Mississippi, our teams can replicate virtually any U.S. cropping system in growth chambers, greenhouses or field experimentations. These sites are intentionally located in highly productive agricultural areas, making them ideal for evaluating new chemistry or biorational agents as well as new formulations of existing products.
In the event that neither of these locations can provide the ideal testing environment, our Field Discovery Team can call on a network of field cooperators to generate field research data under strict secrecy agreements. All such testing is conducted without the risk of public disclosure, thus contributing valuable intellectual property for Valent as well as our partner companies.
Our Tested Product Pipeline
The Field Discovery Team has a major hand in evaluating many of the crop protection as well as plant and soil health products that Valent sells today. Additionally, they continue to create the future of agriculture in close cooperation with Sumitomo Chemical and Valent BioSciences’ global research network.