2012 News Releases

New Maximum Residue Level in Taiwan for Danitol® Insecticide

Fenpropathrin Import Tolerance Eases Concern over Cherry Exports

April 26, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Taiwan has set a maximum residue level (MRL) for Danitol® Insecticide in cherries.

Effective April 23, 2012, Taiwan set a 5.0-ppm import tolerance for fenpropathrin, the active ingredient in Danitol. That is the same level of tolerance permitted by the United States and recently set by Korea. As a result, cherry growers who use Danitol to protect their orchards from insects such as spotted wing drosophila (SWD) can now export their fruit to Taiwan and Korea with confidence.

“Valent is grateful for the support and coordination provided by the California Cherry Marketing and Research Board; its consultant, Bryant Christie, Inc.; and the American Institute of Taiwan,” said Dan Fay, Valent technology operations manager. “This collaboration helped us obtain the MRL and resolve this issue quickly for the benefit of cherry growers and buyers in the United States and Taiwan.”

Danitol provides cherry growers with excellent control of a broad spectrum of insects, including invasive insects such as SWD. This relatively new scourge of cherries became a concern for growers in 2010, and it now occurs in many fruit-growing regions.

For more information on Danitol, please visit www.valent.com/danitol.

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. Valent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited.

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.