2012 News Releases

Quash® Fungicide Registered for Use on Blueberries

Provides Excellent Efficacy Against a Broad Spectrum of Diseases

February 7, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Quash® Fungicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on blueberries.

Quash is a highly effective, broad spectrum triazole fungicide containing metconazole, and its registration provides blueberry growers with an important new tool for disease control.

“Quash provides exceptional control of a broad spectrum of foliar diseases,” said Gerald Holmes, product development manager for Valent. “Growers can expect Quash to deliver superior protection against important fungal diseases, including mummy berry, Alternaria leaf spot and fruit rot, anthracnose fruit rot, and Phomopsis diseases such as leaf spot, twig blight and fruit rot.”

Quash can be applied to blueberries by either aerial or ground application. The 7-day pre-harvest interval for Quash is shorter than that of many competing products, and Quash can be used to help keep leaves on the shrubs and protect plants from post-harvest foliar diseases.

The Quash registration includes use on all bush-grown small fruits as defined by EPA Crop Subgroup 13.07-B (Bushberries).

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

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent, 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 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.