US OK for Valent cereal seed treatment
Sumitomo Chemical’s US subsidiary, Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California), has received US approval for a combination insecticidal/fungicidal seed treatment for on-farm use on cereals. Nipsit Suite Cereals OF combines the insecticide, Nipsit Inside (clothianidin), with the fungicides, Metlock (metconazole) and metalaxyl. It provides protection against wireworms and soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium spp, Pythium spp and Rhizoctonia spp, Valent notes. The company introduced a similar product for use on sugar beet last year ( Agrow No 625, p 47).