WALNUT CREEK, CA AND ST. LOUIS, MO (November 15, 2007)-Valent U.S.A. Corporation and Monsanto Company announced the addition of Valent's residual herbicides Valor® Herbicide, Valor® XLT Soybean Herbicide and Gangster® Herbicide to Monsanto's Roundup Rewards® START CLEAN, STAY CLEAN(tm) Assurance Plan for Roundup Ready® soybeans.
"With the addition of Valent's residual products (Valor, Valor XLT or Gangster) to Monsanto's START CLEAN, STAY CLEAN Assurance Plan, farmers know they have protection from the toughest weeds," Jamie Nielson, Valent Brand Manager said. "Farmers have seen how Roundup® agricultural herbicides plus a residual product can help protect fields from yield robbing weeds and also help guard fields from development of glyphosate weed resistance."
Monsanto and Valent recommend Roundup Ready soybean farmers use the following herbicide program to keep fields clean throughout the season:
· Start clean with a burndown herbicide or tillage
· Apply a qualifying residual herbicide such as Monsanto's INTRRO® or one of the new program additions from Valent-Valor, Valor XLT or Gangster-at the Roundup Ready RATE(tm)
· Apply either Roundup WeatherMAX® or Roundup PowerMAX(tm) before weeds exceed 8 inches in height in soybeans
As part of the Roundup Rewards program, if growers follow these recommendations and need to control a late flush of annual weeds, Monsanto will offer INTRRO, Valor, Valor XLT and Gangster users up to 22 oz./acre of Roundup WeatherMAX or up to 11 oz./acre of Roundup PowerMAX(tm) at no cost.
Previously, farmers have been able to take advantage of the inclusion of Valent's Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology(tm) in the Roundup Rewards program. Select Max has been offered as a solution for volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 control.
"We look forward to expanding our Roundup Rewards program with Valent to provide additional weed solutions to soybean farmers," Curt Uebele, Monsanto U.S. Selective Chemistry Marketing Manager said. "Through this arrangement, farmers can farm with confidence and peace of mind knowing they have support and weed control assurance from both companies."
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, ornamental and professional pest control markets.
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information, please visit www.monsanto.com.
For more information about Valor, Valor XLT, Gangster, 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.
For more information about Roundup® agricultural herbicides, call 1-800-ROUNDUP (1-800-768-6387) or visit www.monsanto.com.