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Valent Launches New Fierce® XLT Soybean Herbicide

Soybean growers have new solution for ragweed, annual grasses with the longest residual on the market

September 8, 2014

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced today that Fierce® XLT Soybean Herbicide is now federally registered for preemergence weed control in soybeans in the United States. 

Fierce XLT eliminates the guesswork of weed management for soybean growers by offering the broadest spectrum control of weeds and annual grasses, including large and small-seeded broadleaves, as well as common and giant ragweed. Plus, only Fierce XLT delivers up to eight weeks of residual control, so growers can buy the most time before a post-herbicide application. The launch of Fierce XLT brings a much-needed solution to soybean growers in the Midwest, who face a variety of weed management challenges each year.

"Fierce XLT is the premium residual herbicide for higher weed pressure in the Midwest," said Dr. John Pawlak, product development manager for Valent. "With three modes of action and up to eight weeks of control, Fierce XLT is an extremely important tool for soybean growers fighting tough, yield-robbing weeds like Palmer amaranth and waterhemp."

"From the spectrum of weeds it controls to the length of residual, Fierce XLT simplifies weed management," said Gary Schaefer, senior manager, row crops for Valent. "Fierce XLT is the latest addition to a broad portfolio of herbicide solutions from Valent that delivers on soybean growers’ specific needs across geographies in the U.S."

Fierce XLT joins a strong lineup of soybean herbicide products from the Valent family of products: Valor® Herbicide, Valor XLT Soybean Herbicide, Fierce Herbicide, Cobra® Herbicide, Phoenix Herbicide, Resource® Herbicide and Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology.

Fierce XLT is federally registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, with anticipated availability for the 2015 growing season. Growers can visit valent.com for the latest information on state registrations.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 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, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences Corporation.

For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.