Valent USA Corporation, Walnut Creek, CA, announces its Select 2EC Herbicide has achieved the No. 1 spot in customer demand for sunflower growers in 2002, according to an analysis of Doane Marketing Research, Inc., 2002 agricultural pesticide use data. And, Select held on to its No. 1 ranking for cotton, peanut, soybean and sugar beet growers.

In its first year of availability for use on sunflowers, the product was picked for the top spot.

Select, marketed by Valent USA takes out nearly every grassy weed in almost every broadleaf crop, according to the company. Recent approved labels allow Select to conquer tough grasses in canola, flax, sunflowers, potatoes, dry beans and alfalfa. In addition, the product can be used to fight volunteer Roundup Ready corn in soybean fields. Select can control tough annual and perennial grasses at heights equal to or greater than competing herbicides.

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