2012 News Releases

NipsIt™ SUITE Cereals OF Seed Protectant Now Available to Cereal Growers

New Cereal Seed Protectant Brings Unsurpassed Protection

February 9, 2012

WALNUT   CREEK, Calif.—Cereal growers now have a new, powerful tool for on-the-farm seed treatments: NipsIt™ SUITE Cereals OF Seed Protectant.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that NipsIt SUITE Cereals OF has been approved for use in cereals—giving growers unsurpassed wireworm protection in cereal crops and strong control of common seed and seedling diseases, including troublesome loose smut in spring barley.

Acting both as a contact and super-systemic protectant, NipsIt SUITE Cereals OF brings together a next-generation fungicide and a leading-edge insecticide for "inside-out" protection against insects and diseases in cereal seed and seedlings. 

Jay Stroh, Valent seed protection brand manager, said in addition to its powerful control over the toughest insects and diseases, NipsIt SUITE Cereals OF allows growers to choose the rate at which the protectant may be applied to the seed—from 5 fl oz/cwt to 7.5 fl oz/cwt—depending on the pest pressure. 

"If pest pressure is especially strong in a particular season or even in a particular field, cereal growers have been forced to put their crops at risk with protectants that may be limited by the lower treatment rate," Stroh said. "NipsIt SUITE Cereals OF lets growers adjust their rate to their individual needs, and ensures they get the proven, strong protection they require against such tough pests as wireworm and loose smut."

Stroh added that NipsIt SUITE Cereals OF also employs Lock Tight™ Technology which "locks" the coating onto the seed for unmatched protection.

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).