From the Field


Wong Named Technical Service Specialist for Environmental Science Division

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has named Dr. Frank P. Wong technical service specialist for the northern fungicide business of the United States.

Wong has more than 15 years of plant pathology experience. Prior to joining Environmental Science, he served as associate specialist in cooperative extension and as a plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside. He has also served as the American Phytopathological Society’s subject matter expert for the Environmental Protection Agency, providing information on plant diseases and disease management. He has a doctorate in plant pathology from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis.

Overture Insecticide Registered in California

Overture Insecticide from Valent Professional Products has been registered in California for use on greenhouse-grown ornamental crops, and will provide growers consistent, effective control of thrips and lepidopterous larvae.

With its registration in California, Overture is now available for use in all 50 states.

Liquid Fence Joins Fight Against Breast Cancer

Through May 2012, Liquid Fence will be donating 25 cents of every sale of Deer & Rabbit Repellent to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment and education.

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.