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Posted 20 September 2011. PMN Crop News.

Nipsit SUITE Sugar Beets System Now Available for Use in Sugar Beets

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

Walnut Creek, California (September 9, 2011)--Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that NipsIt™ SUITE Sugar Beets System is now available to sugar beet growers.


NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets combines three super-systemic active ingredients into a single offer: leading-edge insect management tool NipsIt INSIDE® Insecticide and two powerful fungicides—the newly registered METLOCK™ Fungicide and metalaxyl, the industry standard against Pythium. The three come together to bring unsurpassed plant protection against yield-robbing insects such as sugar beet root maggot, springtail and wireworm, and diseases such as Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and Pythium.

Through its super-systemic ingredients, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets provides growers both contact and systemic protection when it matters most.

“Sugar beets can undergo significant pressure early in the season from diseases and insects, which can eventually affect crop quality and yield,” said Jay Stroh, Valent seed protection marketing manager. “As both a systemic and contact protectant, NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets uniquely delivers sugar beet growers ‘inside out protection’—meaning a proven defense against sugar beet seed and seedling pests both below and above the ground. That protection adds not only to the yield potential for the crop, but to greater peace of mind for the grower.”

Stroh said the NipsIt INSIDE in NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets has been shown to remain longer in the seed and root zone—important to a tuber crop that is often susceptible to the heavy pressure of those early-season, soil-borne pests. Additionally, the METLOCK in NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets has been shown to be the best fungicide available to protect against seedling Rhizoctonia and Fusarium.

Additionally, the polymer-based Lock Tight™ technology used in NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets brings the grower a unique and valuable formulation that locks the protection onto the seed.

“The NipsIt SUITE Sugar Beets formulation is really unlike anything else available to sugar beet growers today,” Stroh said. “The Lock Tight technology is the foundation of a premier formulation that delivers easier handling and unmatched protection of the grower’s single most important input—the seed.”

Hannah Jackson Gardner