2008 News Releases

Valor® Herbicide Registered for Preplant Corn Application

Tough weed control, rotational flexibility make Valor a great option for 2009 corn crops

August 7, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 7, 2008)—Farmers can now use Valor® Herbicide from Valent U.S.A. Corporation 14 days prior to planting no-till or minimal till field corn. Valor was recently registered for corn by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Valor is the first preemerge PPO herbicide for field corn and a new mode of action for farmers to use when controlling tough weeds.

"Valor is a great tool for controlling such tough broadleaf weeds as common ragweed, lambsquarters, marestail, Palmer pigweed and waterhemp. Valor also offers competitive grass control so corn farmers have superior weed control and maximum yield results," said Jamie Nielson, Valor brand manager.

Valent's research shows Valor works well in two programs prior to planting Roundup Ready® corn:

  • 2 ounces of Valor with atrazine 14 days prior to planting followed by an in-season application of Roundup®.
  • 2 ounces of Valor 14 days prior to planting followed by a postemergence application of atrazine with Roundup.

"In our trials, Valor plus atrazine has demonstrated better performance on broadleaf weeds and competitive grass control compared to other preemerge corn herbicides," said John Pawlak, Valor product development manager.

With fluctuating commodity prices, Valor's rotational flexibility is an important feature for farmers who want the option to make last-minute planting decisions. A farmer can plant corn, cotton, peanuts, rice, soybeans or wheat after a preplant Valor application if they follow the basic plant back restrictions.

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