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NipsIt™ SUITE Sugar Beets System Available to Michigan Sugar Cooperative Growers

December 12, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Michigan Sugar Cooperative growers will have the option of using NipsIt™ SUITE Sugar Beets System as a seed protection offering in 2012.

Officials from Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that NipsIt SUITESugar Beets—with its long-lasting control of early-season insects and diseases such as Rhizoctonia and Fusarium seed and seedling dieback—will be available this season for Michigan growers using SEEDEX-brand seeds from Holly Hybrids.

"More companies are seeing the value of providing NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets as an option for their growers to help protect their sugar beet crops," said Jay Stroh, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets brand manager. "We are excited that Michigan Cooperative growers now will have even greater confidence heading into the season that their high-quality SEEDEX seeds are protected longer and better by NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets."

NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets brings together three super-systemic components that provide both contact and systemic control for unsurpassed seed protection:

  • METLOCK™ Fungicide—exceptional protection from Rhizoctonia damping-off, Fusarium seed/seedling dieback, seed decay fungi
  • NipsIt INSIDE® Insecticide—long-lasting protection from wireworm, white grubs and other tough insects
  • metalaxyl—the industry standard for Pythium protection

Stroh said NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets is unique by delivering "Inside-Out" protection against the most important sugar beet diseases, including Rhizoctonia and Fusarium. Additionally, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets provides a mixture advantage via Valent's Lock Tight™ Technology—meaning outstanding product retention, improved seed coverage and improved planter flowability.

METLOCK™ SUITE System from Valent U.S.A. Corporation is also available to Michigan Sugar Cooperative growers. 

About Valent U.S.A.
CorporationValent U.S.A., 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 U.S.A. products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, plant growth regulator, seed protection and fungicide 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 on the full Valent product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368).