[Guelph, ON and Calgary, AB] – Valent Canada Inc. and Nufarm Agriculture Inc. announced today a five-year extension of their distribution relationship in Canada. The Valent-Nufarm collaboration has been active in Canada since 2011, providing a growing portfolio of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators and seed treatments through Nufarm’s established distribution channels, including the introduction of Group 14 herbicide, Valtera™ and Groups 14 and 15 herbicide, Fierce® for improved management of challenging weeds.
This extension builds on several successful collaborations between Valent and Nufarm in both the US and Canada, as well as parent companies Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. and Nufarm Limited spanning more than a decade.
“Together in Canada, the Valent and Nufarm portfolios offer an important tool set for growers who face increasing pressure to manage weed resistance, gain residual weed control and realize results through their pest management programs,” said Nufarm Canada Country Lead Boyd Bergstrom.
“This collaboration once again brings together two highly complementary businesses to deliver substantial value for customers,” said Valent Canada Country Manager, Todd Mayhew. “Our mutual strengths in portfolio development and operational excellence enable solutions that are ideally suited for Canada broadacre, row crop and horticulture performance.”
Nufarm will continue to offer a broad portfolio of Valent products registered in Canada for field crops, horticulture, and turf.
“This is an exciting next step as our companies continue working together as leading suppliers and agronomic solutions providers in Canada,” said Mayhew. “We look forward to growing the value and innovation we bring to Valent and Nufarm customers for years to come.”
Valent Canada, a subsidiary of Valent U.S.A. LLC, has been providing solutions to Canadian agriculture, turf and ornamental industries since 2007, helping to manage the toughest weed, insect and disease pressures while maximizing productivity. Valent U.S.A. LLC develops and markets products in the United States, Canada and Mexico that advance sustainable agriculture, protect 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. For more information about Valent, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios of crop protection solutions in Canada, supported by a talented team of hands-on specialists. Our lineup of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators are designed specifically for Canadian growing conditions in field crops, horticulture and turf. We are the proud Canadian subsidiary of Australia-based Nufarm Limited. Established more than 100 years ago, Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of crop protection and seed treatments in the world. For more information about Nufarm Canada, please call 800-868-5444 or visit nufarm.ca.
Valent – Steve Tatum, (925) 951-3164 or [email protected]
Nufarm – Tracy Rich, (919) 379-2524 or [email protected]