Valor Shows First-Year Success in Dry Bean Desiccation

June 29, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (June 29, 2009)—Valor® Herbicide from Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received impressive feedback from farmers and dealers in Valor’s first year on the market for dry bean desiccation.

Valor was introduced in 2008 as a desiccation tool after much anticipation by dry bean farmers. Until then, farmers struggled to find an effective, complete solution for dry bean desiccation that worked in a timely manner.

“Valor is two to three steps ahead of any other competitive products,” said Dan Olson, agronomy manager for Cenex in Elliott, N.D. “What impressed me with Valor was the speed in which it worked.”

Last season, dry bean farmers experienced Valor’s performance in complete dry bean desiccation, including leaves, pods and stems. Farmers and dealers noted that while other products may be affected by cool fall weather, Valor provides valuable weather flexibility.

Valor offers excellent desiccation under a wide range of environmental conditions said Mark Dooley, agronomy manager for Maple River Grain in Lynchburg, N.D.

“In the past, on the cloudy, cooler days we wouldn’t get a complete desiccation of our dry beans with other products,” Dooley said. “Valor did the job, regardless of the weather.”

In addition to its flexibility, Valor has a low use rate–2.0 oz/A with a methylated seed oil (MSO) adjuvant–so there is less product to handle. Valor is not a restricted use product which means it offers greater handler safety than other desiccants. This ease of use combined with Valor's proven performance of total desiccation means dry bean farmers get strong results in one quick and effective pass.

“We didn’t have to worry about going back and doing a second application of another product. Valor killed the beans the first time,” Dooley said.

Valor is part of the strong line-up of products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation: Domark® Fungicide, Gangster® Herbicide, Cobra® Herbicide, Phoenix Herbicide, Resource® Herbicide, Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology and 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, and ornamental markets.

For more information about Valor, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent’s full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368).