2007 News Releases

Monsanto's Roundup Rewards® Program Expands to Include Mid-South, Southeast Select Max® Herbicide Users

Fast-acting herbicide qualifies for cash refund in 2007

March 22, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, CA (March 22, 2007)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology™ will again be a part of Monsanto's Roundup Rewards® Program in 2007. This year the program, which was available for Midwest farmers in 2006, will also be offered to Select Max users in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,  Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In 2007, Roundup Ready® soybean farmers will continue to have even more insurance to protect their investment against volunteer Roundup Ready corn when they use Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology™.  But this insurance they can take to the bank—literally.

Farmers who use Select Max with Roundup WeatherMAX® will receive $2.60 off per acre; farmers who use Select Max with Roundup Original MAX™ will receive $1.30 off per acre—making Select Max an economical solution with the best performance for the farmer.

In 2007, two additional products have been added to the Roundup Rewards program-Harness® Herbicide or Degree® Herbicide. Farmers who use Harness® Herbicide or Degree® Herbicide on their Roundup Ready corn along with Select Max and Roundup Original MAX™ or Roundup WeatherMAX® on their soybeans can earn an additional $1.30 off per acre. The potential savings in 2007 with this program is as high as $3.90 per acre.

In addition to the economic value, farmers who rotate their fields from Roundup Ready corn to Roundup Ready soybeans know that a "one-two punch" of Roundup with another product for volunteer corn, such as Select Max, is a critical element of a thorough crop protection program.

"Select Max is a proven tank mix partner with Roundup® brands," said Joe Short, Select Max product manager for Valent. "In addition to its tank mix flexibility, studies show Select Max delivers fast and complete kill of volunteer corn and grasses and offers a wide application window."

Select Max is part of the growing line of Soybean Solutions™ products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation: Domark® Fungicide**, Gangster® Herbicide, Cobra® Herbicide, Orthene® Insecticide, Phoenix™ Herbicide, Resource® Herbicide and Valor® Herbicide, Valor XLT Herbicide.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bioinsecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, baits and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, ornamental and professional pest control markets.

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