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Central Life Sciences Grows Specialty Agriculture Sales Team with Addition of Garret Groves

Agronomy industry veteran to support line of stored commodity protectants

Schaumburg, Ill., June 20, 2019 – Central Life Sciences welcomes Garret Groves to the Specialty Agriculture sales team for its Agricultural Products division. Groves joins as a regional sales manager supporting the group’s line of stored commodity protectants – including Diacon® IGR, Diacon® IGR PLUS, Centynal™ EC Insecticide, and PBO-8® Synergist – throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Eastern Montana.

“With the continued growth of our stored commodity protectant line, the timing was right to build our industry leading sales team and ensure all of our customers continue to receive the best-in-class support they’ve come to expect,” said Tracy L. Harris III, vice president of sales for Professional Brands with Central Life Sciences. “Garret’s wellrounded knowledge in the industry, along with his proven history of growing sales, will make a strong addition to this team.”

Groves joins Central Life Sciences from Cibus LLC where he most recently served as the seed sales specialist/agronomist. In this role, he managed 92 retailers throughout North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. In addition, Groves oversaw and managed all agronomic questions and issues at the grower, retailer, and distribution levels.

Prior to working at Cibus LLC, Groves served as the US Agronomy division manager for Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. where he contracted 85,000 acres of Ethiopian Mustard for biofuel production.

Groves holds a bachelor’s degree in crop production with an emphasis in weed science from the University of Minnesota Crookston.

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About Central Life Sciences
Central Life Sciences® products are a part of Central Garden & Pet Company. Central Life Sciences is dedicated to creating healthier environments and making life better for people, plants and companion animals around the world. As inventors of insect growth regulator technology more than 50 years ago, the founders of Central Life Sciences pioneered biorational pest control: using the insect’s chemistry as a means to reduce pest populations. To learn more about Central Life Sciences, call 1-800-248-7763 or visit our website at

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