2008 News Releases

Valent's Select Max® Herbicide Registered for Volunteer Corn Control Prior to Replanting Corn

March 20, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, CA (March 20, 2008)—Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology™ from Valent U.S.A. Corporation is now labeled to control volunteer corn, including volunteer Roundup Ready® corn, prior to replanting corn.

"Select Max's new label can help farmers control the remnants of that first corn crop in preparation for a replant," said Jamie Nielson, Select Max brand manager.

The need to replant corn can occur as a result of crop loss from weather.

"Select Max provides fast, effective control of volunteer corn," Nielson said. "Select Max at 6 oz/A controls up to 12 inch volunteer corn, including volunteer Roundup Ready corn, and allows farmers to replant the corn crop in just six days. This helps farmers maximize their corn yield by controlling these volunteer plants."

Farmers who use Select Max in a replant situation will see fast control since the product has Inside Technology—a unique, patent pending formulation which delivers faster uptake and translocation throughout the plant.

"University studies show that 90 percent of Select Max can be found in treated volunteer corn in the first 60 minutes versus just 35 percent for other clethodim products," said Greg Rich, Select Max product development manager.

Select Max is part of the strong line-up of products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation: Domark® Fungicide, Gangster® Herbicide, Cobra® Herbicide, Phoenix™ Herbicide, Resource® Herbicide, Valor® Herbicide and Valor XLT Herbicide.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bioinsecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, baits and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, and ornamental markets.

For more information about Select Max, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent's full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.