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RyzUp SmartGrass® PGR Registered for Use in Silage Corn

Helps Growers Increase Yield, Improve Bottom Line

May 3, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that RyzUp SmartGrass® Plant Growth Regulator has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on corn grown for silage.

RyzUp SmartGrass accelerates plant growth early in the growing season, resulting in more dry matter production and increased silage yield at harvest.

“With the value of corn silage continuing to rise, RyzUp SmartGrass provides a proven and effective method for growers to increase their corn silage yields and improve their bottom line,” said Jim Hansen, marketing manager for Valent. “Not only does RyzUp SmartGrass provide a significant boost in plant growth during the early part of the growing season, it does so without sacrificing feed quality.”

RyzUp SmartGrass can be applied anytimebetween the second to sixth leaf stage in silage corn and may be tank mixed with herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers to help minimize fuel and labor costs. At the recommended use rate range of 0.3 to 0.5 ounces per acre, one bottle of RyzUp SmartGrass treats six to 10 acres.

RyzUp SmartGrass is listed by both the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and the National Organic Program (NOP) for use in organic production. It is an excellent option for both conventional and organic dairies.

RyzUp SmartGrass is also registered for other forage crops such as pasture grass and small grains, and has been extensively researched and tested globally.

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

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.