Valent BioSciences Powers up its Plant Growth Regulator Team
Valent BioSciences has announced a new addition to its esteemed team of horticultural scientists. Poliana Francescatto has joined as Global Technical Development Specialist for the company’s Biorational Crop Enhancement business. According to company officials, Francescatto will apply her considerable experience in tree fruit and product information to support sales, marketing, and development of the company’s biorational plant growth regulator (PGR) portfolio around the world.
Francescatto joins Valent BioSciences after being a Postdoctoral Research Associate under Terence Robinson in the Horticulture Section of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science. Recognized as one of the fruit and vegetable industry’s next generation of leaders, Francescatto has become a leading expert on the use of PGRs to improve fruit quality and orchard profitability.
“Poliana’s fresh outlook and extensive experience with PGRs on tree free and other crops makes her an excellent fit,” stated Regina Rieckenberg, Global Director for Valent BioSciences’ Biorational Crop Enhancement business. “Her demonstrated success helping growers to understand and achieve improved efficiency and profitability through the use of our PGRs makes her ideal for this important position and a strong candidate to continue our long history of innovation in the PGR space.”