News from Valent

Valent Professional Products’ Adorn Fungicide has been registered for use on ornamentals in California. Adorn controls downy mildew, Phytophthora and Pythium in greenhouse, nursery and outdoor landscape settings.

Valent has also announced that Steve Sears has joined the company as territory manager in the mid-Atlantic region. Sears will be responsible for managing the company’s turf product line and distribution channels in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Sears most recently worked for Valent promoting Tourney Fungicide in New England, and has more than 30 years of experience in the turf and ornamental industry.

FMC Names O’Shea Director, Professional Solutions

Amy Gabrielian O’Shea has been named director, FMC Professional Solutions, a business unit of FMC Corporation. O’Shea is a 14-year FMC veteran and former general manager for the company’s Agricultural Products Group (APG) in Mexico. Prior to that she was marketing manager for APG Mexico for three years, and previously had held various positions in sales and marketing within the FMC Professional Sales Group.

Layle Promoted to Director of National Accounts at Phoenix Environmental

Mike Layel has been promoted to director of national accounts at Phoenix Environmental Care.

Layel joined the company in 2009 as national accounts manager. He has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the turf industry. He holds a degree in horticulture from Sand Hills College in Pinehurst, N.C.

Dow AgroSciences turf and ornamental sales representatives from around the country joined forces with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for a clean-up project at Pogue’s Run Park in Indianapolis.

Dow AgroSciences Teams With Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Turf and ornamental sales representatives from Dow AgroSciences joined forces with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for a clean-up project at Pogue’s Run Park on Indianapolis’ east side. The area was overgrown with invasive brush and had become infested with poison ivy, so the group gathered to manage the vegetation and help restore the park’s natural landscape. The team of 30 employees cut down invasive honeysuckle trees, carried away debris and treated the stumps to prevent the trees from growing back.