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New Data Show INOVATE® Seed Protectant Delivered Strong Performance, Customer Satisfaction in 2011

Dealers, treaters agree the powerful soybean seed protection is easy to handle

December 6, 2011

CHICAGO—This week at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Conference, Valent U.S.A. Corporation released new data results from a 16‑state customer trial program, which showed overwhelmingly excellent ratings in flowability, handling and equipment interaction with INOVATE® Seed Protectant:

  • 98 percent of respondents cited INOVATE as "good" to "excellent" on flowability
  • 97 percent of respondents cited INOVATE as "good" to "excellent" on handling
  • 96 percent of respondents cited INOVATE as "good" to "excellent" on equipment interaction

"The trial results confirm what we've been telling growers and retailers—INOVATE not only controls diseases and provides early-season vigor, but is also an easy-handling product," said Jeff Weber, INOVATE brand manager.

INOVATE also received high ratings in treatment appearance and grower satisfaction. Ninety-eight percent of participants stated they were likely to recommend or buy INOVATE again.

"We're excited that growers and retailers saw excellent results with INOVATE in its second season of use," Weber said.

Additionally, INOVATE is now available as an efficient pre-blended, single package offering for soybean seed protection.

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 seed protection, herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural and professional use. It differentiates itself from its competitors as a leader in marketing and sales of both biorational and traditional chemical products.

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