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2010

Tourney® Fungicide Receives Section 2(ee) Recommendation for Use on Necrotic Ring Spot, Take-All Patch and Waitea Patch (Brown Ring Patch)

Provides additional disease management options for turfgrass professionals

June 11, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent Professional Products announced that it has released a Section 2(ee) recommendation for the use of Tourney® Fungicide on necrotic ring spot, take-all patch and Waitea patch (brown ring patch) on turfgrass, thus adding to the broad spectrum control already provided by Tourney.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), meanwhile, has approved for immediate use a FIFRA 2(ee) recommendation for the use of Tourney (EPA Reg. No. 59639-144) to control the aforementioned unlabeled pests in the state of New York. The decision from the NYDEC follows its recent registration of Tourney for unrestricted use on golf course and landscape turf in New York, providing turf professionals in that state with a much-needed new weapon against a broad spectrum of turf diseases.

A new-generation fungicide that provides exceptional turf quality, Tourney is already labeled for control of a broad spectrum of diseases, including anthracnose, dollar spot, brown patch, fairy ring, snow mold and summer patch. One of the most active fungicides on the market, Tourney has the lowest use rate per acre of any fungicide in its class, empowering turf professionals to do more with less. For New York golf course superintendents and lawn care operators (LCOs) in particular, Tourney provides a much-needed new tool for fungicide resistance management.

“Necrotic ring spot, take-all patch and Waitea patch, or brown ring patch, are all difficult diseases to control. The addition of these three diseases increases the already impressive broad spectrum control provided by Tourney,” said Dr. Jill Calabro, plant pathologist for Valent Professional Products. “This Section 2(ee) recommendation is of particular importance to superintendents and LCOs in New York who have long needed new tools for selective or broad spectrum disease control. We are delighted to be able to offer them additional help in their fight against turf diseases.”

For more information about Tourney, please visit www.valentpro.com/tourney.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent Professional Products is the non-crop business unit of Valent U.S. A. Corporation. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Valent develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect turf, ornamentals and 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 professional and agricultural use. Valent differentiates itself from its competitors as a leader in marketing and sales of both biorational and traditional chemical products.

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