Our Companies & Sumitomo Chemical


The Valent Group of Companies includes Valent U.S.A., Valent BioSciences, Pace International, and Mycorrhizal Applications. With our parent company Sumitomo Chemical based in Tokyo, Japan, the Valent Group is a global leader in the development and commercialization of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve postharvest quality, beautify the environment, reduce food waste and safeguard public health.

A Shared Focus
While each of the Valent company has a unique expertise, we have a unified, shared focus that puts growers’ best interests at the center of everything we do – this includes:

  • Putting safety first
  • Diversifying our expertise and products for comprehensive support
  • Contributing to society through our business activities
  • Creating new value through performance and innovation
  • Fostering a vibrant corporate culture and operating as a company that society can trust

Our Parent Company

Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC) has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to sustainability. With over 100 years of innovation, performance and purpose, SCC’s multi-billion dollar Research and Development network and global workforce supports a broad range of business sectors. This diversification gives us incomparable access to science, technologies and unique expertise.

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Valent BioSciences

A worldwide leader in the research, development and commercialization of highly effective, low-risk, environmentally compatible technologies and products, Valent BioSciences develops biorational products that create value and solve problems for growers.

We partner to bring to market key products across row and specialty in the US, including DiPel® Biological Insecticide, ReTain® Plant Growth Regulator, and ProGibb® Plant Growth Regulator.

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Pace International

Focused on meeting the increased food demands of a growing population, Pace International develops innovative solutions to enhance, protect and preserve fruit and vegetable quality. Additionally, Pace develops post-harvest solutions and technologies to maximize efficiencies in packing operations and increase crop value.

We partner to bring to market technologies like Raynox® SunBurn Protectant solutions for apples as well as RainGard® Fruit Cracking Suppressant to maintain cherry fruit integrity and quality. These solutions help improve and maintain the quality and value of tree fruit.

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Mycorrhizal Applications

A leader in the research and development of mycorrhizal soil inoculants, Mycorrhizal Applications provides growers with efficient, effective microbial-based biorational solutions. These products reduce drought stress and water inputs while optimizing yields and increasing fruiting, flowering and plant survivability. 

We partner to bring to market the MycoApply® line of mychorrhizal products in the US.

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