2008 News Releases

Presidio® Fungicide Registered for Brassica, Bulb and Root Vegetables

November 17, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (November 17, 2008)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received additional EPA registrations for Presidio® Fungicide in brassica (head and stem), bulb and root vegetable crops (except carrots, potatoes and sugar beets).

Introduced earlier this year for grapes, leafy greens and fruiting vegetables, Presidio's breakthrough, targeted chemistry has proven highly effective for growers with crops threatened by downy mildews. Presidio also controls late blight (Phytophthora infestans), and root, crown and fruit rots caused by Phytophthora capsici in vegetables.

"Vegetable growers experienced an excellent year of downy mildew and Phytophthora control with Presidio," said Rick Kraus, product manager. "Now brassica, bulb and root vegetable growers also will be able to incorporate Presidio's fast-acting chemistry and short two day pre harvest interval into their disease control program."

Presidio has a novel mode of action and is in a new chemical class-giving growers a powerful tool to control tough diseases and ward off resistance issues. Presidio protects crops to help protect quality and grower profits.

Unlike other fungicide products, Presidio has no known tank mix limitations with other fungicides or insecticides, allowing growers flexibility in their crop protection programs. Presidio can be shanked in soil, applied via sprinkler or used as a foliar treatment.

Presidio is registered in most states except New York; California registration of Presidio on brassica, bulb and root vegetables is pending.

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), or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.