AgGateway members that participate in or support the production, distribution or use of crop protection products are eligible to join this council. The council focuses on promotion of eConnectivity within the segment by fostering implementation of electronic connections, growing membership, collaborating with other agricultural segments and representing crop protection requirements within the AgGateway standards bodies. 

In the past few years this council has achieved notable success: 75% of industry order-to-invoice and sales reporting transactions between manufacturers and distributors are now executed electronically utilizing AgGateway Standards.


The Crop Protection Council will lead and promote the value of information exchange and its efficiencies to drive business value within the sector, by identifying initiatives and opportunities, and leveraging technologies.

Goals & Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the value of information exchange and efficient business processes. 
  2. Maintain active critical mass with the crop protection segment. 
  3. Identify pain points and potential initiatives that could be piloted by a small group of companies for quicker & repeatable implementation or increase the efficiencies of business processes. 
  4. Assess and leverage the technologies to address data challenges with the crop protection industry.

Current activities

  1. Review business rules which were put in place with the original Crop Protection Connectivity Project over 10 years ago. This activity allows us to adapt to changed business processes and remind companies how the messages are intended to be used. It is especially important as we continue to have new connections, sometimes with newer message versions, and we need to be able to provide guidance to these companies.  
  2. Evaluate current business processes for pain points which the council could help address. 
  3. Discuss and review newer versions for messages and the movement to GTINs. Communicating the value of using a standard approach.  
  4. Developing case studies as part of the AgGateway case study series that demonstrate the value received from implementing AgGateway standards, and the continuing value of participating in and supporting AgGateway activities.

Crop Protection Resources

Member Connectivity Information [XLS]

Get to Know Fellow Council Members [Members Only – see the wiki link below]

AgGateway report to CropLife AmericaSeptember 2018

AgGateway Wiki

Crop Protection Council Wiki

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Clay Mayer


Vice-Chair Elect 
Matt Garcia

AgConnections, LLC


Agrium Inc.

AgVantage Software, Inc.

Agworld, Inc

Albaugh LLC

Aligned Ag Distributors

AMVAC Chemical Corporation

Arysta LifeScience North America



Bayer U.S., LLC

Brandt Consolidated, Inc

CDMS, Inc.

Ceres Solutions

CHS, Inc

Co-Alliance, LLP

CropLife Canada

Cultura Technologies

Douglas Products and Packaging Company LLC

Dow AgroSciences


FieldWatch Inc

FMC Corporation

Fujitsu America, Inc



Heartland Cooperative

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

IPM Institute of North America

J R Simplot Company

John Deere

Kahler Automation Corporation

Kverneland Group Mechatronics BV

Land O Lakes, Inc.

Levridge, LLC


Marrone Bio Innovations

MFA, Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc

Monsanto Company

National Agricultural Aviaiton Association

Netafim Ltd

Nichino America, Inc.

Nufarm Americas Inc.

Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc.

Pinnacle Ag

Plant Impact Inc.


Purity Ag, LLC

Richardson International

Rosen's, Inc.

SePRO Corporation

Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc.

Southern States Cooperative, Inc.

Syngenta Canada Inc

Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc.

United Suppliers

Uptake Technologies Inc

Valent USA

Van Diest Supply Company

West Central Inc.

Wilbur Ellis

updated 7/23/18

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