UPL is proud to be supporting excellence in horticulture by sponsoring the Salad/Vegetable Grower of the Year category in the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019.

Now one of the largest agricultural chemical companies in the world, at its heart UPL is a long-established family business with deep-rooted -values in people and product excellence.

Launched earlier this year, UPL’s "OpenAg" purpose strives to create an open network for agriculture by adding greater value across the whole food-production network. OpenAg powers new levels of sustainable growth for farmers, producers, customers and partners — for societies everywhere.

UPL recently acquired Arysta LifeScience and in doing so added key horticulture brands such as Floramite, B-Nine, ProPlant, and Carpovirusine to its existing offer. In addition, several innovative new horticulture products are also in the pipeline.

The combined portfolio also includes biostimulant products that help growers to lower reliance on conventional chemistry by improving natural plant health and defences. Biostimulants also save valuable water resources, all in all resulting in a lower environmental profile and reduced residues in the supply chain — and for the consumer.

UPL UK and Ireland marketing manager Roy Robinson says: "Horticulture has a huge potential in the UK. Not only in the domestic market — where whatever the outcome of the "B" word is, UK consumers value provenance and will hopefully rally to buy British produce and support our local growers and economy — but also in global export markets, where our innovation in technology and product development can really lead the industry.

"Excellence starts with the aspiration to do something better, and the aspiration part is arguably the most important stage. It’s the driver to try something different, find new ways to innovate and ultimately to succeed.

"These awards are a great way to showcase and celebrate what is possible, and inspire others in the industry to do even better things. I wish all the participants the best. You’re all winners to have been recognised for the great work you have done."

For more information about UPL, visit uk.uplonline.com.

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