2011 News Releases

Stellar® Fungicide Registered for Use in New York

New Resistance Management Tool Features Dual Modes of Action, Controls Pythium for Unsurpassed Turf Quality

February 3, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent Professional Products announced that Stellar® Fungicide has been registered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for use on golf course turf and sod farms in New York.

Stellar is a unique, synergistic fungicide premix that delivers excellent control of Pythium for improved turf quality. Stellar controls Pythium in all cool season turfgrasses where it is especially prevalent in bentgrass, annual bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.

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

This registration marks the first time that a Pythium product with dual modes of action has been approved for use in New York.

“Stellar provides excellent and highly consistent control of Pythium on both a preventive and early curative basis,” said Dr. Jill Calabro, plant pathologist for Valent Professional Products. “New York superintendents have been in need of access to new chemistries from a resistance management perspective, and we think Stellar will be a welcome and valuable addition to their fungicide rotation programs.”

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

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent Professional Products is the non-crop business unit of Valent U.S. A. Corporation. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Valent develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect turf, ornamentals and crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for professional and agricultural use. Valent differentiates itself from its competitors as a leader in marketing and sales of both biorational and traditional chemical products.

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