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Payload® Herbicide Now Available for Dewatered Irrigation Canals in in California

Provides Irrigation, Water Management Districts with Unique Tool for Weed Control

October 8, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Payload® Herbicide has received a Special Local Need (SLN) label* in California for use in dewatered irrigation canals and ditches. When applied in accordance with this new label, Payload will offer professionals in industrial vegetation management (IVM) season-long control of winter annual grasses and broadleaf weeds.

Long used as a preemergence herbicide for keeping railways, roadways and utility grounds manageable and weed-free, Payload can now also be used by California irrigation districts to manage winter annual weeds in dewatered canals and ditches.

"Payload controls a broad spectrum of weeds and grasses, offers long residual control and is easy to use," said David Frye, marketing manager at Valent Professional Products. "We're proud to introduce a new use to the California IVM market that helps irrigation and water management district managers effectively and efficiently control problem weeds."

Data from university research trials demonstrated that a fall application of Payload provides residual control of tough winter weeds in dewatered irrigation canals, including Italian ryegrass.

Payload also controls kochia, pigweeds, Russian thistle and more than 100 other weeds. Best applied in the fall, Payload offers both pre- and early postemergence activity and controls weeds resistant to triazine, ALS and synthetic auxin herbicides. Its active ingredient flumioxazin allows a wide application window and low use rates.

For more information on Payload, visit www.valent.com/payload.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent Professional Products is the non-crop business unit of Valent U.S.A. Corporation. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Valent develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect turf, ornamentals and 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 differentiates itself from its competitors as a leader in marketing and sales of both biorational and traditional chemical products.

For more information about Valent Professional Products, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or our full product line, please call 800-89-VALENT (898-2536) or visit the Valent Professional Products website at www.valentpro.com.

*Follow all application directions, restrictions and precautions on the EPA registered label. SLN labeling must be in the possession of the user at the time of application.

Payload is a registered trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation and is distributed by Alligare LLC.