Grower Insights

We're constantly inspired by our growers – your hard work and determination knows no bounds. Take a look at the success of growers just like you, and learn how to implement various initiatives to your own operation. 

Grower Insights

  • Talking Sustainability with a North Carolina Farmer

    North Carolina farmer Billy McDaniel has his hands full these days. As a partner in a tobacco, sweet potato, corn, peanut, soybean and cabbage farm in Whitakers, N.C., there is a lot to manage.

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  • Controlling Difficult Apple Pests - Woolly Apple Aphid and San Jose Scale

    Woolly apple aphid and San Jose scale are pests apple growers have dealt with for years and which routinely impact the harvestability and marketability of fruit.

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  • Start Early, Stay Persistent on Apple Scab and Powdery Mildew Management

    Apple growers know the headache that comes with managing scab or powdery mildew each season. Prevention is key to stay ahead of these diseases and now is the time to prepare your plan for next season.

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  • A Fall Weed Management Conversation

    John Pawlak, Senior Manager of Product Development, speaks with Chip Flory of AgriTalk about the importance of tackling tough weeds in the fall for a season-long weed management approach.

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  • National FFA and Valent U.S.A. Partnership Helps Teachers Across The U.S. Advance Sustainability

    Valent U.S.A. has partnered with National FFA to provide teachers across the United States with leading sustainability information and practices through “Sustainability in Agriculture Lesson Series”.

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  • Apple Thinning is Science and Art: How to Create a Plan

    Apple bloom is quickly approaching and with it, growers will have many decisions to make for the season ahead. One of the biggest – to thin or not to thin?

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  • Diversification and Innovation Key to 2019 Apple Grower of the Year Recipients

    Bill and John Borton are the 2019 Apple Growers of the Year, with diversification and innovation being key to the success of their operation.

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  • Sustainability Award to Recognize Improvements in Agricultural Sustainability

    The Specialty Grower Sustainability Award seeks to recognize a grower or farming operation that has put in major efforts to improve sustainability in their operation.

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  • A Grower’s Role in Protecting Pollinators

    Farming has always been a pursuit of the cultivation of a product within a living ecosystem.

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