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Chateau Receives New Registration

Through a series of new registrations and expanded label updates, more producers across a variety of specialty crops will be able to use Chateau herbicide to control their tough weeds next season.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation’s Chateau is now registered for use in alfalfa, asparagus, highbush blueberries, dry beans, garlic, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts and numerous other tree nuts in California and many other states (New York registration pending).

The new registrations, many of which are supported by IR-4, join Chateau’s already extensive list of registered crops, including grapes, stone and pome fruit, almonds, potato, mint, onions and western cotton.

Cotton Incorporated Hosts Crop Seminar

Topping the list of challenges facing today’s cotton producers are evolving pest complexes, the adoption and understanding of many of the new technologies and ever-changing environmental and economic conditions.

Cotton Incorporated is hosting the 2008 Crop Management Seminar to give crop consultants, producers and cotton researchers a forum to discuss events of the current growing season, exchange ideas and share information to help overcome the aforementioned challenges. The seminar and workshops will be held in Tunica, Miss., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 11-13.

This year’s seminar includes hands-on workshops on COTMAN and precision cotton technologies. Cotton Incorporated is extending an invitation to all cotton producers and crop consultants who are interested in attending.

To register, please log on to: www.cottoninc.com/2008-Crop-Management-Seminar/.

USDA To Launch CRP Incentive Program

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer says that USDA will fully implement President Bush’s directive to offer incentives to both farmers and ranchers for opening their land in the Conservation Reserve Program to the public for hunting, fishing, bird watching and other recreational activities.

The goal of this incentive, Schafer says, is to double public access by providing up to seven million acres of CRP land for public access in the next five years in participating states.

Valent Promotes Hammill To VP Position

Valent has announced the promotion of Kevin Hammill from senior director of marketing to vice president of business operations. As vice president, Hammill will be responsible for Valent’s agricultural and professional product marketing, sales and supply chain in the United States, including the company’s seven recently introduced active ingredients.

Valent markets and sells fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf and ornamental markets.

For more information, call (800) 682-5368 or visit www.valent.com.

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