2007 News Releases

Danitol® 2.4 EC Spray Registered for New Crops in California

Supplemental label arrives in time for 2007 growing season

July 5, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, CA (July 5, 2007)—Danitol® 2.4 EC Spray–a proven economical and broad spectrum insecticide from Valent U.S.A. Corporation–now is registered for use on California bushberries, fruiting vegetables, currant and succulent peas.

"Growers for these specialty crops need broad spectrum control as well as quick kill of problem pests," John Aleck, Danitol product development manager said. "Danitol brings growers the speed and control they need and will not flare mites–a common problem bushberry, fruiting vegetable and succulent pea growers have with other insecticides."

Danitol's quick knock down also helps growers limit crop damage from insects, while its short re-entry interval of only 24 hours allows growers to quickly return to the field after application. Additionally, Danitol provides resource-focused growers with an effective, economical control for these important crops.

"University and private cooperator trials have shown good success with Danitol when used at labeled rates," Aleck said. "We have also found that Danitol fits well into a resistance management program when growers need to alternate with different chemistries."

This new California supplemental label adds to Danitol's already extensive crop registration that includes apples, citrus, cotton, grapes, head and stem brassica and curcubit vegetables, peanuts, pears, strawberries and tomatoes. Danitol's pre-harvest interval is three days for bushberries and fruiting vegetables, seven days for succulent peas and 21 days for currants.

Danitol is part of a growing line of quality products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation including plant growth regulators, herbicides, a fungicide, insecticides, a nematicide and miticides. Valent's product line includes leading brands such as Chateau® Herbicide, DiPel® Biological Insecticide, DiTera® Nematicide, Esteem® Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), Knack® IGR, MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator (PGR), Orthene® Insecticide, Prestige® PGR, ProGibb® PGR, Promalin® PGR, ProVide® PGR, ReTain® PGR, Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology™, Venom® Insecticide, XenTari® Biological Insecticide and Zeal® Miticide.

For more information about Venom Insecticide, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent's full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368), or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.