2012 News Releases

Chateau® Herbicide SW Now Labeled for In-Season Use on Tree Nuts

Provides Growers with Additional Option for Residual Control of Summer Weeds

March 7, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Chateau® Herbicide SW has been labeled for in-season use in tree nuts.

Chateau is proven to provide long-lasting residual control of tough winter annual weeds when applied after harvest in the fall and winter months. Now tree nut growers can add Chateau to spring (in-season) burndown sprays and get residual control of summer annual weeds as well.

“The new in-season label for Chateau is great news for tree nut growers. It allows in-season, after bloom, low, 4-6 oz-rate applications of Chateau in combination with a postemergence herbicide,” said Kelli Woodwick, marketing manager for specialty crops at Valent. “Preemergence herbicides are a crucial part of weed resistance management programs, so Chateau provides an important new tool for in-season use."

Featuring the active ingredient flumioxazin, Chateau offers residual protection against a broad spectrum of summer annual weeds, including purslane and spurge.

Chateau won’t leach or volatilize, making it an orchard-friendly option. And when used in season, Chateau helps reduce competition between weeds and crops for water and nutrients.

For more information, please visit www.valent.com/chateau.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect agricultural 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, plant growth regulator, seed protection and fungicide products for agricultural and professional use. It differentiates itself from its competitors as a leader in marketing and sales of both biorational and traditional chemical products.

For more information on the full Valent product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.