Pinpoint Fungicide Receives Registration for Dollar Spot Control

New Tool Available to Optimize Disease Management Programs in Turfgrass

October 18, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. and MORRISVILLE, N.C.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation and Nufarm announced today that PinpointTM Fungicide has been registered as a new tool for controlling dollar spot in turfgrass. Pinpoint optimizes disease management programs for golf course superintendents and turf lawn care operators by providing consistent turf quality throughout the season while helping combat dollar spot resistance.

The active ingredient in Pinpoint is mandestrobin, a new strobilurin (Qol) fungicide that specifically controls dollar spot. Pinpoint is highly effective against dollar spot on turf.

"The unique and targeted activity that Pinpoint delivers against dollar spot is a boon to superintendents and their ongoing pursuit of pristine turf," said Steve Jedrzejek, marketing manager at Nufarm. "Pinpoint fits multiple spray programs from early season through late season wherever dollar spot control is needed."

Pinpoint, developed by Valent in conjunction with Nufarm, has been under field development with numerous university researchers since 2006. When compared to industry standard fungicides in university trials, Pinpoint has delivered proven performance in controlling dollar spot.

"We're excited to be able to supply superintendents with an additional tool to help them keep their greens and fairways healthy and dollar spot free," said Jason Fausey, Director of Technical Services, Turf & Ornamentals for Nufarm. "Pinpoint provides powerful dollar spot control, provides excellent turf tolerance, and enhances the stewardship of disease management programs."

Pinpoint is labeled for use on turf and lawn sites including: golf courses, lawns around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industry buildings; parks, recreational areas, athletic fields; and sod farms.

Pinpoint is a member of FRAC group 11 and is best used preventively in a rotation program. It provides an additional management option for dollar spot and an excellent rotation partner for other classes of chemistry such as Spectrum Succinate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors (SDHI) fungicides, helping to optimize all the tools available in a comprehensive disease resistance management program.

Pinpoint is available through Nufarm. For more information on Pinpoint or to contact a sales representative, visit www.nufarm.com/us.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences Corporation.

For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit Valent.com.

About Nufarm
Nufarm is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading agricultural and turf chemical manufacturers in the world. Nufarm Americas, Inc. formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation management and forestry markets in the United States.

Nufarm is the exclusive distributor of branded products for Valent U.S.A. Corporation in professional turf, ornamental and aquatic uses in the United States.

For more information on Nufarm, visit www.nufarm.com/US/Home.

Pinpoint is a trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation and is distributed by Nufarm.