2008 News Releases

Valent's Gnatrol® Biological Larvicide Has New Formulation

Water dispersible granule formulation to be available in 2008 

March 31, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (March 31, 2008)—Gnatrol® Biological Larvicide from Valent Professional Products now is available in a new water dispersible granule formulation (WDG)—Gnatrol WDG. This formulation offers the same effective control of fungus gnat larvae that greenhouse growers expect from Gnatrol, but with added product benefits.

Gnatrol WDG's formulation offers increased convenience and application accuracy for greenhouse growers and is listed for organic production by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).

"The water dispersible granules make Gnatrol much easier to measure and won't leave a residue like the liquid formulation," said Todd Mayhew, Valent Professional Products field market development specialist. "The new Gnatrol formulation is also much more concentrated, so there is less product packaging to carry around and to dispose of in the greenhouse."

Gnatrol WDG also has an increased shelf life compared to the older formulation.

"Previously, Gnatrol had a shelf life of roughly one year," Mayhew said. "The shelf life for the WDG formulation has been extended to two years, which lends itself to improved distributor and grower inventory management."

Gnatrol WDG can be used on a wide variety of ornamentals as well as all bulb crops, bedding plants and vegetable sets.

Valent Professional Products serves the areas of tree, turf, greenhouse/nursery and landscape ornamentals as well Industrial Vegetation Management. Valent Professional Products include Arena® Insecticide, BroadStar™ Herbicide, DiPel® PRO DF Biological Insecticide, Distance® Fire Ant Bait, Distance Insect Growth Regulator, Envoy Plus™ Herbicide, Fascination® Plant Growth Regulator, Payload® Herbicide, ProGibb® T&O Plant Growth Regulator, Safari® Insecticide, Sumagic® Plant Growth Regulator, SureGuard® Herbicide, Tame® Insecticide, TetraSan® Miticide, Tourney™ Fungicide and Velocity® Herbicide.

For more information about Gnatrol, Valent's Professional Products, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or our full product line, call 800-89-VALENT (898-2536), or visit the Valent Professional Products Web site at www.valentpro.com.