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Posted 28 November 2011. PMN Crop News.

NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets System Now Available to American Crystal Sugar Beet Growers

Powerful seed protectant provides growers strong protection from Rhizoctonia, other pests

Source: Valent U.S.A. Press Release.

Walnut Creek, California (November 14, 2011)--Sugar beet growers now have even more seed protection options to help get the 2012 season off to a strong start and help protect their yield.


Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that SESVanderHave U.S.A., Inc. and Seedex Inc. will offer NipsIt™ SUITE Sugar Beets System1 as a seed protection offering for the 2012 spring season. As a result, American Crystal Sugar Company growers will be able to use NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets to protect against their toughest early-season pest pressure.

“Sugar beet growers have been hit so hard in recent years with heavy seed and seedling pest pressure right after planting and need NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets to help protect their crop,” said Jay Stroh, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets brand manager. “Both SESVanderHave and Seedex are leaders in providing proven varieties of high-yielding and high-performing sugar beet seed. Now, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets will be there to support their growers from the start of the season—helping ensure their seed is protected from yield-robbing insects and tough diseases such as Rhizoctonia and Fusarium seed and seedling dieback.”

NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets brings together three super-systemic components that provide both contact and systemic control for unsurpassed seed protection:

• METLOCK™ Fungicide—exceptional protection from Rhizoctonia damping-off, Fusarium seed/seedling dieback, seed decay fungi

• NipsIt INSIDE® Insecticide—long-lasting protection from wireworm, white grubs and other tough insects

• metalaxyl—the industry standard for Pythium protection

Stroh said NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets is unique by delivering "Inside-Out" protection against important sugar beet diseases, including Rhizoctonia and Fusarium. Additionally, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets provides a mixture advantage via Valent’s Lock Tight™ Technology—meaning outstanding product retention, improved seed coverage and improved planter flowability.

METLOCK SUITE Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. Corporation is also available to American Crystal growers via SESVanderHave and Seedex.