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EPA Urges Public to Keep All Pesticides in Original Containers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is highlighting the dangers of removing pesticides and other household chemicals from their original containers and storing them in bottles or cans that can be mistaken for drink. Poison Control Centers have reported cases of accidental poisonings from ingestion of chemical substances stored in soda and juice bottles and cans, coffee cups, baby bottles and various other beverage containers.

Valley Irrigation to Distribute Trimble Irrigation Solution
Valley Irrigation and Trimble announced that Valley Irrigation will become the exclusive OEM distributor of Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ™ precision irrigation solution. This solution will be available for Valley Corner Sprinkler Sequencing and Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) products through the global Valley dealer network to optimize water application for center pivot irrigation systems.

Kira Plaut Joins Dosatron as Sales Representative
Dosatron International, Inc. has named Kira Plaut as Sales Representative – Hydroponics. Plaut’s background brings a blend of nine years of greenhouse growing knowledge, specializing in integrated pest management and propagation along with inside sales experience to the Dosatron team.

Marrone Bio Innovations Launches Haven for Sun Stress Reduction in Crops
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. is expanding beyond biopesticides and crop protection and into the biostimulant market by commercially launching Haven Anti-transpirant for use in a broad range of fruit, nut and vegetable crops, in addition to corn, wheat and turf.