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Valent Canada adds Chateau Herbicide to 2009 product line-up


April 8, 2009
By Fruit & Vegetable

April 8, 2009 – Through a collaborative effort via Project 914, Valent Canada and Engage Agro are pleased to announce the Canadian registration of Chateau™ Herbicide for use in tree fruit, grapes, potatoes, onions, highbush blueberries, strawberries and asparagus.

April 8, 2009 – Through a collaborative effort via Project 914, Valent Canada and Engage Agro are pleased to announce the Canadian registration of Chateau Herbicide for use in tree fruit, grapes, potatoes, onions, highbush blueberries, strawberries and asparagus. Chateau is a low use rate preemergence herbicide which gives growers residual control of many broadleaf weeds and enhanced post emergence weed control when tank mixed with glyphosate.

Chateau controls annual nightshade species (Eastern black nightshade and hairy nightshade), pigweeds (redroot and green), common ragweed, common lambsquarter’s, and dandelion. Chateau also provides suppression of green foxtail.

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New active ingredient
Chateau contains the active ingredient flumioxazin, a member of the protox inhibitor type of herbicides (Group 14), and offers new management options for weeds resistant to Group 2 & 5 herbicides.

Flumioxazin works by inhibiting production of an enzyme important in the synthesis of chlorophyll. “Its rapid soil and water dissipation,” said Regina Rieckenberg, Valent Canada Sales and Marketing Manager, “along with a low use rate, results in a low carryover potential to rotational crops.” Additionally, Chateau will not leach or volatilize, which allows it to stay where it is intended to be used.

“By using flumioxazin in a program with other herbicides,” said Rieckenberg, “the grower helps to preserve the effectiveness of other herbicides and decreases or delays development of weed resistance. With excellent residual broad leaf weed control and flexible rotational restrictions, Chateau ushers in a new era of weed management.”

For more information about Chateau Herbicide call Engage Agro at 1-866-336-2983, or visit the Engage Agro website at www.engageagro.com.
Chateau is a trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation. Valent Canada Crop and Professional Products. All rights reserved.


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