Nufarm To Provide Valtera

Valent Canada Inc. has named Nufarm Agriculture Inc. its sales agent for Valtera herbicide.

Effective immediately, Nufarm will be responsible for all sales, shipping and billing of Valtera in Canada. Pricing and programming for Valtera are already launched for the 2011 season and will not change as a result of this agreement.

Valtera is a pre-emergence residual herbicide launched in 2009 that offers soybean growers broad-spectrum weed control. Valtera plays an important role in total weed management programs by contributing effective control of many broadleaf weeds such as eastern black nightshade, lamb’s quarters and pig-weeds – including Group 2 and triazine-resistant biotypes.

PROs drop on supply, political concerns

Geopolitical concerns against a backdrop of near-burdensome supply, have piled on wheat in the Canadian Wheat Board’s latest 2011-12 and 2010- 11 pool return outlooks (PROs).

Wheat values in the CWB’s March PRO for the 2011-12 crop year are down $23 to $28 per tonne, while those same values have slipped $1 to $10 per tonne in the board’s latest 2010-11 PRO.

Both the new-crop and old-crop PROs were released Mar. 24, showing 2011-12 durum down $24 to $38 per tonne and 2010- 11 durum down $16 to $18 per tonne. New-crop Pool A feed barley values are down $26 per tonne, new-crop malting barley down $9 per tonne and 2010-11 feed barley values unchanged.

A full list of PROs by grain and grade is available on the CWB website at www.cwb.ca.

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