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Valent Professional Products Unveils SureGuard® Herbicide for Goosegrass Control in Bermudagrass

Dormant Application Provides Season-Long Control

January 30, 2013

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Golf course superintendents and lawn care operators (LCOs) have a new option to control goosegrass and other challenging summer annual weeds that infest Bermudagrass turf and landscape plant beds.

A single, late-winter application of SureGuard® Herbicide on dormant Bermudagrass provides superintendents and LCOs with season-long preemergence control of goosegrass, crabgrass and other problematic annual grass and broadleaf weeds.

“SureGuard binds tightly to the soil and has low water solubility,” said Dr. Jason Fausey, regional field development manager for Valent Professional Products. “These properties greatly reduce the potential that SureGuard will move out of the treated area and damage adjacent turf or ornamentals. Unlike other preemergence herbicides, SureGuard does not inhibit root growth. If you have ryegrass, bentgrass or other turfgrass species nearby, there is minimal risk of SureGuard runoff or tracking.”

For optimum preemergence control of goosegrass, crabgrass and other problematic summer annual weeds, SureGuard should be applied to dormant Bermudagrass just before spring green-up.

“SureGuard provides consistent weed control with the flexibility to apply in close proximity to cool-season grasses and ornamentals,” Fausey said. “SureGuard won’t affect turfgrass rooting and will not delay spring green-up of Bermudagrass when applied to dormant turf.”

Along with summer grass control, SureGuard also delivers excellent preemergence and postemergence control of Poa annua and annual broadleaf weeds such as chickweed, henbit and bittercress when applied in late fall to dormant Bermudagrass. Plus, SureGuard delivers proven, outstanding weed control for landscapes and also enhances knockdown performance of glyphosate when used as a tank mix partner, even on glyphosate-resistant weeds.

For more information, please visit www.valentpro.com/sureguard.

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, Calif., 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 agricultural, seed protection and professional 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.