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Valent Awards Florida Student Scholarship for Organic Training

Training underscores commitment to providing organic solutions for crop protection

April 13, 2017

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. LLC today announced that University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine student Morgan Byron has received a $1,500 research scholarship for the development of organic training materials for growers, Pest Control Advisors (PCAs), consultants and retailers. Valent is committed to supporting the next generation of growers and researchers, and this scholarship is the latest the company has awarded to students studying agricultural and horticultural sciences.

The training helps participants understand the benefits of the broad Valent Organic Solutions portfolio, which includes biological insecticides, fungicide, plant growth regulators and root enhancement products. Valent is committed to being the leader of crop protection materials for organic production.

"Valent is dedicated to not only leading, but also supporting the growing community," said Jim Hansen, marketing manager with Valent. "Morgan helped to expand the knowledge and support of Valent Organic Solutions so that growers can be more informed of the valuable tools available to improve and protect their crops."

Byron was presented the scholarship as a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week at the University of Florida by her academic advisor Dr. Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman, her organic project supervisor Dr. Danielle Treadwell, and Valent sales representative Sarah Markle.

"Morgan is a prime example of the next generation of research and innovation in agriculture," said Markle. "We greatly appreciate all of her efforts in helping Valent and wish her the best after she graduates from the university this fall."

Featured products in the Valent Organic Solutions portfolio include PyGanic® Crop Protection EC, Azera® Insecticide, DiPel® DF and DiPel 10G Biological Insecticides, XenTari® Biological Insecticide, Veratran D® Insecticide and Actinovate® AG Biological Fungicide.

For more information on Valent Organic Solutions, visit valent.com/organics.

About Valent U.S.A. LLC
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences LLC.

For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.

DiPel and XenTari are registered trademarks of Valent BioSciences LLC. Azera, PyGanic and Veratran D are registered trademarks of McLaughlin Gormley King Company. Actinovate is a registered trademark of Novozyme.