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Quash® Fungicide Now California Registered For Walnut Botryosphaeria Blight

Quash is the ideal rotation partner for Botryosphaeria blight programs

February 16, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. —Valent U.S.A. Corporation today announced that Quash® Fungicide has been registered in California for control of Botryosphaeria (Bot) blight in walnuts.

First introduced in California for tree nuts and stone fruit in 2009, Quash is a highly effective foundation fungicide that delivers proven, broad spectrum performance for a planned rotation program. Now, Quash also delivers preventive protection against the spread of walnut Botryosphaeria blight

"With yield-robbing Botryosphaeria blight increasing in California walnuts, the new registration for Quash provides the state’s growers with a valuable tool for producing optimal yields and improved crop quality," said Kenny Seebold, fungicide product development manager for Valent. "Research shows that Quash is effective against the top species in the Bot blight complex for walnuts, which complements the fungicide’s long-standing preventive disease control in almonds and pistachios."

In addition to cultural practices, Quash helps to reduce pathogen populations at harvest. In 2015 commercial walnut trials studying season-long Bot blight severity, Quash applied alone or in a rotation program effectively reduced disease incidence and development versus standard programs and the untreated check. In 2015 University of California research, Quash applied alone in a calendar spray program effectively reduced the incidence of Bot canker and blight on current season spurs.

For more information on Quash, visit valent.com/quash or contact your local Valent sales representative.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 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, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences Corporation.

For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.