Presidio Fungicide Registered for California Brassica, Bulb, Root Vegetables

June 30, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (June 30, 2009)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received California state registration for Presidio® Fungicide in brassica (head and stem), bulb and root vegetable crops (except carrots, potatoes and sugar beets). The fungicide is currently registered on these crops in most states; New York registration is pending.

Available across a number of vegetables, Presidio's breakthrough, targeted chemistry has proven highly effective for growers with crops threatened by downy mildews. Presidio also controls Phytophthora root rot.

"This new registration brings Presidio’s fast-acting chemistry and two-day pre-harvest interval to California brassica, bulb and root vegetable growers struggling with downy mildew and Phytophthora," said Rick Kraus, product manager. “And Presidio’s novel mode of action brings these growers a powerful tool to incorporate into their pest management programs and help ward off resistance concerns.”

Unlike other fungicide products, Presidio has no known tank mix limitations with other fungicides or insecticides. Presidio can be applied via sprinkler or used as a foliar treatment.

Presidio is one of the many quality products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation, including plant growth regulators, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and a nematicide. Valent's product line includes leading brands such as Belay® Insecticide, Chateau® Herbicide, Clutch® Insecticide, Danitol® Insecticide, DiPel® Biological Insecticide, DiTera® Nematicide, Esteem® Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), Knack® IGR, MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator (PGR), Presidio  Fungicide, Prestige® PGR, ProGibb® PGR, Promalin® PGR, ProVide® PGR, ReTain® PGR, Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology, Seize IGR, Venom® Insecticide, XenTari® Biological Insecticide and Zeal® Miticide.

For more information about Presidio Fungicide, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent's full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368).