2012 News Releases

Quash® Fungicide Registered for Use on Potato

Provides Excellent Efficacy Against a Broad Spectrum of Diseases and an Important New Resistance Management Tool

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 potato.

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

“Quash provides exceptional control of a broad spectrum of foliar diseases,” said Gerald Holmes, product development manager for Valent. “Resistance management is going to be an important issue in potatoes, and Quash provides growers with a new tool and some unique advantages."

Quash provides excellent control of early blight and other damaging potato diseases, including white mold, brown spot and black dot. Because of increasing resistance to strobilurin and SDHI fungicides, Quash provides potato growers with a much-needed new option for resistance management.

Quash can be applied to potato by either aerial or ground application.

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.