2007 News Releases

Select Max® Herbicide Registered For Pulse, Other Crops

Farmers will have a new crop protection option this season

June 25, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, CA (June 25, 2007)—Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology™ from Valent U.S.A. Corporation now is registered for use on pulse crops – bean (succulent shelled) and pea (dried and succulent shelled) – plus asparagus, herbs, hops, leafy greens, safflower and sesame crops.

Select Max's new registration will give farmers more power against grasses and less hassle this growing season. 

"Currently, farmers are forced to use a crop oil concentrate (COC) with available postemergence grass herbicides," Jeff Smith, Valent field market development specialist, said. "COC can cause injury to pulse and other high value crops. With the adjuvant flexibility of new Select Max, farmers will get excellent grass control, without the potential crop injury issues associated with COC use."

Select Max is the only clethodim-based product that gives farmers the choice to use a non-ionic surfactant and get superior grass control. Select Max has innovative inside technology – a unique, patent pending formulation for control of postemergence grasses, which also delivers faster uptake and translocation.

"With inside technology, Select Max delivers more active ingredient to the growing point faster than any clethodim-based competitior," Smith said. "Also, because Select Max has adjuvant flexibility, farmers will get added crop safety-a plus for phyto-sensitive crops."

Select Max is labeled for more crops than any other clethodim-based product currently on the market. This is a great benefit for those farmers who are looking for one grass product for multiple crops.

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