Holm Earns Lifetime Honor

Dr. Bob Holm, executive director emeritus of the IR-4 Project, was honored with the first Agrow Awards Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent British Crop Protection Congress.

Dr. Holm served as IR-4 Executive Director from 1998 until his retirement in December 2006. Prior to joining the U.S. minor use IR-4 Project, he spent 30 years in a variety of research and development management positions within the crop protection industry at companies such as Diamond Shamrock Corp, Mobil Crop Chemical, Rhone-Poulenc, and Valent U.S.A. Corp. He also serves on the MeisterPro Advisory Board, part of CropLife eNews’ parent company, Meister Media Worldwide.

The award recognized his ability to develop win-win IR-4 partnerships with registrants, commodity groups, and regulatory agencies including the EPA, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. These partnerships have resulted in thousands of food-use clearances on reduced risk, safer traditional chemicals, and biopesticides.

Other winners included:

Best Formulations Innovation 2007: EcoZome, Dow AgroSciences 
Best R&D Pipeline 2007: DuPont Ag and Nutrition Platform 
Best New Crop Protection Product 2007: YieldGard VT Triple, Monsanto
Best Stewardship Programme 2007: stewardshipfirst, CropLife Canada 
Most Innovative Chemistry 2007: Rynaxypyr, DuPont Crop Protection 
Best Novel Agricultural Biotechnology 2007: Optimum GAT Herbicide Tolerance Trait, Pioneer Hi-Bred International & DuPont Crop Protection
Agrow World Crop Protection News is a worldwide business-to-business news service for the crop protect and production industries, published by Informa Healthcare, part of the Informa Group. The newsletter has been running for more than 22 years and has over 10,000 readers in agrochemical companies and related businesses around the world.

 

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