Featured Business – Helena Chemical Company

Helena Chemical Aerial Shoot, Kerman, CA

 

What year did your Company get started?

Helena Chemical Company began operating in 1957 in Helena, AR. As the business expanded, Helena branched out into other regions and is now one of the country’s largest distributors of seed, pesticides, fertilizer, specialty products and precision ag services. Helena’s operations in California began in the 1960’s. We service customers in all major ag regions of the state. Helena is headquartered in Collierville, TN, just outside of Memphis.

 

What kinds of products/produce/merchandise do you sell/grow/distribute? What brands? 

We have a full line of crop protection and production products.  We sell Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, soil applied fertilizer, and foliar applied nutrients.  We have a full team of Pest Control Advisors that can test, diagnosis, and indentify your needs.  We offer this service in a wide range of crops including Grapes, Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Citrus, Pomegranates, and many row crops.

 

What kind of community projects does your company participate in? 

We support local fairs, industry meetings, and Madera Ag Booster functions.

 

Are you concerned with the water issues that we face in the Central Valley? What are your specific concerns?

Yes very concerned.  The local farmers need to have a reliable, adequate, affordable supply of water to conduct their business in a profitable manner.  We need to help steward a balanced water supply to include the considerations of farming, urban, and environmental needs.

 

What value do you receive from your Farm Bureau membership?

Being connected with the local farming community knowing that members can reach out for help and we can look to them for support.