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Valent Post Herbicides now included in Roundup Ready PLUS™ Platform

Cobra® and Phoenix Herbicides added to incentive program

November 3, 2011

Walnut Creek, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Cobra® and Phoenix Herbicides will join Valor®, Valor XLT, Gangster® and Select Max® Herbicides in the Roundup Ready PLUS soybean incentives. Cobra and Phoenix are the first postemergence broadleaf products from Valent to be included in the program. Growers using Cobra or Phoenix to control more than 54 problem weeds (including waterhemp, pigweeds and common ragweeds) will now gain even more of a return on their herbicide investment. 

Growers who use 10 fl oz/A of Cobra or Phoenix along with Roundup PowerMAX® or Roundup WeatherMAX® are eligible to receive a $3 per acre incentive. Eligible crops include Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans or Roundup Ready® Soybeans.

“The longtime commitment between Valent and Monsanto has been critical to resistance management and growers’ overall weed strategy programs,” said Trey Soud, Valent brand manager. “Pre residual herbicides—such as Valor, Valor XLT and Gangster—serve as the core of resistance management; however, the addition of Cobra and Phoenix now allows growers to earn an incentive for using postemerge broadleaf herbicides. This supports university recommendations that say using multiple modes of action on every application is an essential resistance management strategy.”

More about Cobra Herbicide
Research consistently shows that Cobra controls target weeds such as waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, freeing soybeans of yield-robbing, tough weeds. Cobra provides the best postemergence control of the weeds that are developing resistance and has no crop carryover restrictions to next year’s corn or wheat crop. Additionally, Cobra has the benefit of suppressing white mold to minimize yield loss.

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 Cobra, Phoenix, Valor, Valor XLT, Gangster, Select Max, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent’s full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368). 

For more information about Roundup Ready PLUS, visit www.roundupreadyplus.com.