WALNUT CREEK, Calif., and ALSIP, Ill. – Valent Professional Products and Nufarm Americas, Inc., announced that Clipper Aquatic Herbicide has been registered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use by golf course superintendents, lawn care operators (LCOs) and aquatic resource managers in California. A fast-acting contact herbicide, Clipper is the only PPO inhibitor with proven activity on both floating and submersed plants, providing valuable flexibility for applicators.
Clipper selectively controls a number of invasive and nuisance aquatic plants, including submersed plants such as hydrilla, Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed and cabomba, as well as floating plants such as duckweed, watermeal, giant salvinia and water lettuce. With a new chemistry and a new mode of action for California applicators, Clipper plays an important role in herbicide resistance management programs.
Additionally, Clipper offers reduced personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements compared to many other products, a convenient package size and a non-corrosive, dry, flowable formulation for easy mixing, transport and application.
Registered for use via foliar and/or surface spray, submersed injection or aerial application, Clipper works swiftly and then dissipates quickly from the water column and does not accumulate in sediment, an important attribute for California applicators.
As part of an agreement announced by Valent U.S.A. Corporation and Nufarm in February, Clipper is now available exclusively through Nufarm.