2012 News Releases

METLOCK™ Fungicide Seed Treatment Now Available in Corn, Cotton

June 6, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—METLOCK™ Fungicide—recently offered as a powerful component in several NipsIt SUITE seed protection systems from Valent U.S.A. Corporation—is now available as a single offering for corn and cotton.

METLOCK has quickly proven itself among sugar beet and cereal seed treaters and growers for the exceptional protection it provides against Rhizoctonia damping-off, Fusarium seed/seedling dieback and seed decay fungi.

Valent Brand Manager Marty Robinson said this newly available product provides unsurpassed "Inside-Out" protection with contact and super-systemic activity against early season crop diseases. In addition, its ultra-low use rate makes it an ideal, easy-to-use component for the seed processor.

"For several seasons, we've seen excellent results with METLOCK against the yield-robbing diseases which hit the seed hard early in the year," Robinson said. "METLOCK use provides healthier plants with improved stand establishment, resulting in increased yields and return on investment. By providing METLOCK as a single product offer to be used with other seed protection components, treaters will be able to use METLOCK to fit their specific seed protection programs. We're excited to offer growers and seed processors another excellent seed protection option."

METLOCK is the first seed-applied fungicide registered directly by the Valent Seed Protection development program. Robinson noted the launch of METLOCK is the next step in a quickly growing seed treatment portfolio and strategy for Valent, and that several more highly effective active ingredients and formulations are currently under development.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation

Valent U.S.A., 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 U.S.A. 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).