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2010 – Environmental Respect State Award – Harvey Lyman Company, Walnut Grove

17 Feb 2010 – Environmental Respect State Award – Harvey Lyman Company, Walnut Grove

Harvey Lyman Company of Walnut Grove has been named the Environmental Respect Award state winner for California in 2010. Winners were selected May 6 in Willoughby, Ohio.

The Environmental Respect Awards, sponsored by CropLife magazine and DuPont Crop Protection, are the agricultural industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship among U.S. agricultural retailers, those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, pest control and agronomic information and services critical to effective crop production. Each year a panel of industry experts gathers to recognize achievement in environmental stewardship, professional excellence, and community involvement.

“Environmental respect, for us, is a way of life,” says Greg McCosker, manager at Harvey Lyman Company. “We live and work in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the world. Our Company leads the charge in caring for the heart of the Sacramento Delta.”

Harvey Lyman Pest Control Adviser, Certified Crop Adviser wins Environmental Respect Award:  Front row, left to right – Doug Grupe, James Johas   Back Row, left to right – Jim shugart, Thom Wiseman, Bob Peterson, Don Salfen, Karl Yuki, Greg McCosker. zzzCF0604 F A

Harvey Lyman won the award based on excellence in site design, in-plant storage and handling procedures, proper application and leadership in safety and stewardship among customers and employees. Harvey Lyman has taken many extra steps to ensure the environmental impact of their business is minimal. Some steps include a double containment system for bulk fertilizer and pesticide storage, reengineered load-out systems to simplify transfer and storage of liquid products, and storm water retention and collection system.

“We continually seek new and improved environmentally safe business practices,” says McCosker. “These practices will allow us to continue to produce quality food and fiber, all while protecting the environment.”

Each state winner will receive a personalized, distinctive Environmental Respect Award crystal sculpture and a statewide press campaign geared toward select print and broadcast media, as well as a public relations kit.

“DuPont is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2010 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship,” says Jim Collins, president, DuPont Crop Protection.  “These leaders are helping to advance environmental safety and the safe use of agricultural products, and we hope they will inspire others who share our passion and desire to elevate environmental stewardship around the world.”

The winning agribusinesses also compete for regional Environmental Respect Awards. Regional winners will receive their trophies in Washington, D.C. during a special ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in July to honor the regional, national, and international winners. More is at www.environmentalrespect.com.