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Clipper™ Aquatic Herbicide Registered for Use on Tough Aquatic Plants

Provides Aquatic Managers with Much-Needed New Tool for Selective Plant Management

January 27, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent Professional Products announced that Clipper™ Aquatic Herbicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against a variety of aquatic plants. Clipper provides aquatic managers with a fast, effective and much-needed new tool for selective aquatic plant control and resistance management.

A fast-acting contact herbicide, Clipper is the only PPO inhibitor with proven activity on both floating and submersed plants, providing valuable flexibility for applicators. Clipper selectively controls a number of invasive and nuisance aquatic plants, including submersed plants such as hydrilla, Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed and cabomba as well as floating plants such as duckweed, giant salvinia, water lettuce and watermeal.

With a new chemistry and a new mode of action for the aquatics market, Clipper plays an important role in herbicide resistance management programs. In addition to providing consistent and effective selective plant control, Clipper works swiftly and then dissipates quickly from the water column and does not accumulate in sediment.

Additionally, Clipper offers reduced personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements compared to many other products, a convenient package size and a non-corrosive, dry, flowable formulation for easy mixing, transport and application.

“The aquatics industry has had very limited options when it comes to selecting an aquatic herbicide for a given problem, and you need new products for resistance management,” said Dr. Mike Riffle, research and development manager for Valent Professional Products. “Clipper provides aquatic managers with a fast and effective new option for controlling a variety of tough plants and a valuable rotation partner for their herbicide resistance management programs.”

For more information about Clipper, please visit www.valentpro.com/clipper.

To learn more about Valent Professional Products’ portfolio of aquatics products, please visit www.valent.com/professional/aquatics.

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.