Presidio® Fungicide Registered for Use in New York

Fast-acting fungicide now available in NY for use on grapes and a variety of vegetable crops

November 17, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Presidio® Fungicide has been registered for use in New York on brassica, cucurbits, grapes and fruiting, bulb, leafy and root vegetable crops (except potato, carrot and sugar beet).

Presidio provides New York growers with a much-needed and powerful new tool for tough diseases such as downy mildew in grapes and cucurbits, and Phytophthora blight. Featuring a fast-acting, targeted chemistry and a new mode of action, Presidio offers wide application timing flexibility and plays an important role in resistance management.

"Presidio is a crucial component of disease management for cucurbit downy mildew, and New York growers have been waiting a long time for it to become available," said Gerald Holmes, Valent product development manager. "Both cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora blight are very difficult to control, and Presidio provides unsurpassed control of both diseases."

Unlike many other fungicides, Presidio has no known tank mix limitations with other fungicides or insecticides. Presidio can be applied via sprinkler or used as a foliar treatment. For resistance management, Presidio must be tank mixed with another fungicide active on the pathogen targeted.

For more information, please visit www.valent.com/presidio.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent U.S.A., headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent U.S.A. products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, plant growth regulator, seed protection and fungicide products for agricultural and professional use. It differentiates itself from its competitors as a leader in marketing and sales of both biorational and traditional chemical products.

For more information on the full Valent product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.