Stellar® Fungicide Now Available for Use on Pythium in California Golf Course Turf

New resistance management tool features dual modes of action, provides unsurpassed turf quality

January 27, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Valent Professional Products announced that Stellar® Fungicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on golf course turf and sod farms in California.

A unique, synergistic fungicide premix that offers excellent control of Pythium, Stellar is a combination of the new chemistry of fluopicolide and the proven power of propamocarb, which increases the effectiveness of each component for maximum Pythium control. This registration also marks the first time propamocarb has been approved for use in California.

Because of its new chemistry class and dual modes of action, Stellar provides superintendents and LCOs with an ideal new resistance management tool.

“Stellar is very effective on Pythium, providing highly consistent preventive and early curative control,” said Todd Mayhew, regional field development manager for Valent. “As a new tool for resistance management and with its novel mode of action, Stellar provides an excellent new option for Pythium control in California.”

For more information on Stellar, please visit www.valentpro.com/stellar.

Valent Professional Products serves the areas of tree, turf, greenhouse, nursery and landscape management as well as industrial vegetation management.

Valent Professional Products include Adorn Fungicide, Arena® Insecticide, BroadStar Herbicide, DiPel® PRO DF Biological Insecticide, Distance® Fire Ant Bait, Distance Insect Growth Regulator, Envoy Plus® Herbicide, Fascination® Plant Growth Regulator, Gnatrol® Biological Larvicide, Overture® Insecticide, Payload Herbicide, ProGibb® T&O Plant Growth Regulator, Safari® Insecticide, Stellar Fungicide, Sumagic® Plant Growth  Regulator, SureGuard® Herbicide, Tame® Insecticide, TetraSan® Miticide, Tourney® Fungicide and Velocity® Herbicide.

For more information about Valent Professional Products, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or our full product line, call 800-89-VALENT (898-2536), or visit the Valent Professional Products Web site at www.valentpro.com.