Monsanto’s Roundup Rewards® Program to Include Select Max® Herbicide in 2008

Fast-acting herbicide included for volunteer Roundup Ready® Corn 2 control in soybeans, cotton

WALNUT CREEK, CA AND ST. LOUIS, MO (March 13, 2008)—In 2008, Monsanto’s Roundup Rewards® Program will include Valent U.S.A. Corporation’s Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology for additional Roundup Ready® crops. The Volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 Cost-Share Allowance element of the Roundup Rewards program will be expanded to include cotton in addition to soybeans.

“The Roundup Rewards Program offers Roundup Ready farmers protection of their investment when they use Select Max to control volunteer Roundup Ready corn,” Jamie Nielson, Select Max brand manager for Valent said.

Farmers who use Select Max within the Roundup Rewards recommendations will get an economic solution with the best performance for the farm. The 2008 Volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 Cost-Share Allowance will be structured as follows:

Cost-Share Allowance toward

Select Max purchase

Roundup WeatherMax®

Roundup PowerMAX™

If you choose to use the Roundup Ready RATE™ of a Monsanto residual corn herbicide and Roundup agricultural herbicide brands



If you choose to use Roundup® agricultural herbicide brands only



Select Max is a proven tank mix partner with Roundup WeatherMAX or Roundup PowerMAX brands,” Nielson said. “In addition to its tank mix flexibility, studies show Select Max delivers fast and complete kill of volunteer corn and grasses and offers a wide application window.”

Select Max is part of the strong line-up of soybean products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation: Domark® Fungicide, Gangster® Herbicide, Cobra® Herbicide, PhoenixHerbicide, Resource® Herbicide, Valor® Herbicide and Valor XLT Herbicide.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bioinsecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, baits and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, ornamental and professional pest control markets.

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For more information about Select Max, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent’s full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at

For more information about Roundup® agricultural herbicides, call 1-800-ROUNDUP (1-800-768-6387) or visit