The Environmental Protection Agency has expanded the label for Presidio Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. Corp. to include Brassica, bulb and root vegetables, except carrots, potatoes and sugar beets.


A week earlier, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation registered the fungicide for leafy vegetables, cucurbits, fruiting vegetables and grapes, according to news releases. Registration is pending for the additional Brassica and root uses in California.


Registration for all uses is pending in New York.


Presidio, which contains the active ingredient fluopicolide, was registered federally earlier this year for grapes, leafy greens and fruiting vegetables. It targets downy mildew, late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans, and root, crown and fruit rots caused by Phytophthora capsici in vegetables.


It has no tankmix limitations and can be shanked into the soil, applied by ground as a foliar treatment or through sprinklers.

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