Monsanto and Valent U.S.A. LLC Announce Expanded Partnership in Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions
Enhanced collaboration affirms joint commitment to providing growers with effective solutions and incentives to be more productive
August 7, 2017
ST. LOUIS, Mo.— Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Valent U.S.A. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, announced today their expanded partnership in the 2018 Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform.
Several key changes provide soybean, corn and cotton growers with the most effective solutions to be more productive. Valent will offer Valor® and Fierce® brands as the exclusive preemergence PPO residual herbicides in the program. In addition, new products will be added to the program, including solutions for control of tough weeds, such as new Mauler™ Herbicide and a line extension of the longest lasting residual, Fierce, with Fierce MTZ Co-Pack. Valor SX Herbicide will again be part of the program for 2018. Rowel® Herbicide and Rowel FX Herbicide will be phased out to streamline product offerings. Valent's line of postemergence herbicides, including Cobra® and Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology™, will remain in the program.
In addition, growers will have access to the latest insecticide solutions from Valent in the 2018 program. Asana® XL Insecticide, an industry leader for broad spectrum foliar insect control and Zeal® SC, a proven residual miticide, will both be offered in the 2018 program. Valent and Monsanto are pleased to offer a broader range of insecticide solutions that will help growers maximize yields and protect their acres throughout the growing season.
"We're very excited about our partnership with Valent," said Scott Burchette, Monsanto North America Crop Protection Systems Lead. "The goal of Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions is all about partnering with industry leading suppliers to deliver simple and effective options to combat herbicide-resistant weeds. Together with Valent, we are creating even more value through expanding product offerings while creating a better experience for retailers and growers alike."
"Valent looks forward to expanding our collaboration with Monsanto and Roundup Ready PLUS for the 2018 growing season and beyond," said Trey Soud, director of row crops for Valent U.S.A. LLC. "Growers trust the Fierce and Valor brands to protect their fields against a broad spectrum of weeds, and with the addition of Zeal SC and Asana XL, we are able to uphold our commitment to creating long-term value for growers through integrated agrosolutions."
The full portfolio of Valent soybean, corn or cotton crop protection products that will be endorsed in the 2018 Roundup Ready PLUS platform include Valor EZ, Valor XLT, Valor SX, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Fierce MTZ Co-Pack, Mauler, Chateau® Herbicide, Cobra, Select Max, Asana XL and Zeal SC.
For more information about the full line of endorsed products in the 2018 Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Solutions platform, visit www.roundupreadyplus.com.
About Monsanto Company
Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit: discover.monsanto.com and monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows® at monsantoblog.com or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.
About Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sumitomo Chemical is one of Japan's leading chemical companies, offering a diverse range of products globally in the fields of petrochemicals, energy and functional materials, IT-related chemicals and materials, health and crop science products, and pharmaceuticals. The company's consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2016 were JPY 2.0 trillion. For additional information, visit the company's website at www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english/.
About Valent U.S.A. LLC
Valent U.S.A. LLC, 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 crop enhancement 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 LLC.
For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.