Apr 1, 2024
Simplot Grower Solutions markets Vestaron insecticide

Vestaron Corporation’s insecticides will be available through Simplot Grower Solutions’ extensive retail network through a new distribution agreement.

Vestaron has developed and commercialized a range of novel peptide-based insecticides that offer an alternative to traditional chemical products and the growing resistance they face. These products are designed to manage pest challenges while minimizing environmental and biodiversity impacts (including pollinator and worker safety), aligning with the shifting agri-food regulatory landscape.The SPEAR LEP insecticide brand is proving highly effective on tree nuts, fruits and vegetables. Targeting lepidopteran pests, field trials of SPEAR LEP demonstrate results equivalent or superior to conventional insecticides, with a novel mode of action, maximum residue load exemption, 4-hour restricted-entry interval and 0-day preharvest interval.

“We are excited to join forces with Simplot Grower Solutions — a company with a storied history of innovation on behalf of agriculture — to bring Vestaron’s novel solutions to a broader audience for greater adoption,” Ben Cicora, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Vestaron, said in a news release. “This partnership represents a significant step forward in our mission to transform agriculture by providing farmers with the novel solutions they need to meet the growing challenges of modern agriculture.”

Simplot, an innovator in the agribusiness sector for more than 90 years, is a total solutions agricultural supply company that boasts an extensive infrastructure. By joining forces with Vestaron, Simplot Grower Solutions aims to enhance its portfolio of sustainable solutions, providing farmers with access to cutting-edge technologies that contribute to productivity and environmental stewardship.

“This collaboration reinforces our dedication to supporting farmers with the tools they need to continue their legacy for years to come,” Dean Williams, head of product management for Simplot Grower Solutions, said in the release.

Highlights of the distribution agreement are:

  • A nationwide reach — Simplot Grower Solutions’ widespread network will ensure that SPEAR LEP insecticide be available to farmers across the U.S.
  • Sustainable agriculture — the partnership underscores a shared commitment to sustainable agriculture, aligning with the industry’s increasing emphasis on improving biodiversity practices.
  • Innovation for the future — the collaboration aims to drive adoption and offer farmers advanced tools for pest management.



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