2019 News Releases

Valent U.S.A. strengthens its sustainable solutions portfolio of products with liquid formulation MycoApply® EndoPrime® SC

New formulation promotes increased root absorption and nutrient uptake in corn

February 6, 2019

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Valent U.S.A. LLC today announced the launch of MycoApply® EndoPrime® SC – a liquid formulation of the company’s leading soil enhancement product, MycoApply EndoPrime. Applied in-furrow, MycoApply EndoPrime SC contains four unique species of mycorrhizal fungi that help improve soil health, nutrient efficiency, drought tolerance and maximize yield potential throughout the season.

The mycorrhizal fungi in MycoApply EndoPrime SC colonize the root system of the corn plant, and create filaments known as hyphae that attach to root hairs, and extend into areas of the soil inaccessible to the roots. Mycorrhizae can store resources until needed by the plant, allowing for increased tolerance to stressors, including drought. In addition, the mycorrhizal fungi in MycoApply EndoPrime SC improves soil health – the hyphae produce glomalin, a sticky protein important to building stable soil aggregates for better soil structure. This increased soil stability helps retain top soil and crop land productivity.

"Ultimately, MycoApply EndoPrime SC causes the plant to expand its root absorption area, providing access to additional nutrients and water not previously available to the plant," said Todd Mayhew, product development manager with Valent U.S.A. "These benefits are available to the crop season-long, unlike many biostimulants whose benefits are short lived."

With the capability to be applied with water or starter fertilizer, growers can easily add MycoApply EndoPrime SC to their cropping practices for better plant health today and increase cropland productivity through healthy soil for years to come.

MycoApply EndoPrime SC is part of Valent Sustainable SolutionsTM, Valent U.S.A.'s portfolio of solutions and services designed to help growers make incremental changes in achieving a more sustainable, viable and profitable operation. MycoApply EndoPrime SC is another example of Valent U.S.A.'s commitment to science-based innovation that protects people, the planet and productivity. To learn more about Valent Sustainable Solutions, please visit www.valentsustainablesolutions.com.

About Valent U.S.A. LLC
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States, Canada and Mexico that advance sustainable agriculture, protect 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 crop enhancement 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 LLC. For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.


EndoPrime and MycoApply are registered trademarks of Mycorrhizal Applications, LLC.