Plant Health Care, a provider of biological products to global agriculture markets, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with TH Agri-Chemicals, Inc., for the use of Plant Health Care's (PHC) proprietary Harpin αβ protein technology for foliar application in sSpecialty crops in the central U.S.  Commercial terms were not disclosed.

Under this agreement, TH Ag will distribute Harpin protein under the private label brand, Messenger Gold.  The technology is particularly well suited to improve plant health in the specialty crops grown in TH Ag's market area.

"We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with TH Ag," said Paul Schmidt, CEO of Plant Health Care. "Long term relationships like this validate that Harpin technology improves plant health in commercially grown crops.  This is another step forward in growing commercial sales of Harpin while simultaneously expanding our PREtec (Plant Response Elicitor) research programme."

"We're excited about the opportunity to expand our relationship with PHC," added Bob Zimpel, president, TH Ag. "The proprietary Harpin protein technology in Messenger Gold provides specialty growers in our market area increased yields and improves the quality of their produce.  We have a track record with this technology and know how it fits into grower's production practices.  The technology has clearly proven itself in the market and this agreement with PHC will grow our business as we help farmers grow theirs."