May 2, 2011
Valent fungicide registered for potato use

Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Presidio fungicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on potatoes for pink rot and late blight control. Presidio can be applied in the following methods: ground, aerial, foliar, chemigation and drip application.

For pink rot Valent recommends that Presidio be applied in furrow at planting for greatest efficacy. A second application can be made at tuber initiation.

Presidio should be applied preventively prior to infection o disease development.

For product stewardship, all applications of Presidio must be tank mixed with a product mixed with a product proven to have activity against the targeted disease.

Presidio contains Acylpicolide and is the sole fungicide in FRAC Group 43.






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