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EU Residue Limits for Quash® Fungicide use on Blueberry

January 9, 2017

Calgary, AB – European Union has established Maximum Residue Limits for Quash®  Fungicide, containing metconazole, on blueberries, potatoes, and other crops.

Lowbush blueberry growers in eastern Canada who export to the European Union (EU) can now use Quash Fungicide, containing metconazole, to control key diseases with the recent establishment of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for metconazole.

Quash (metconazole) is a Group 3 fungicide, developed and registered by Valent Canada, Inc, that delivers preventative and curative control of mummyberry and anthracnose, and suppression of phomopsis in highbush and lowbush blueberries. Quash moves into foliage with locally systemic and translaminar activity providing preventative and curative control.

“Quash offers growers an economical option for controlling the most devastating diseases affecting Canadian blueberries,” says Sabrina Bladon, Easter Marketing Manager for Nufarm Agriculture Inc. “The EU MRLs offer lowbush blueberry growers an additional approved tool for their resistance management fungicide program.”

An important part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, Quash delivers broad-spectrum disease control of economically important diseases in one low use rate. Quash provides good residual activity, protecting blueberries during the infection period. Quash is also registered for use on a range of crops including potatoes and canola. For more information, consult the complete product label at www.nufarm.ca/product/quash/

About Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a leading manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios which are comprised of proprietary and off-patent branded products. Nufarm products are made to suit the diverse Canadian growing conditions. For more information please call our Product Information Line at 1-800-868-5444 or visit our website at www.nufarm.ca.

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About Valent Canada, Inc.
Valent Canada, Inc. develops products in 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. Since 2007, Valent Canada, Inc. has worked in tandem with other North American affiliates of parent company Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited to commercialize products for Canadian farmers. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.valent.ca.

For more information, contact:                              
Sabrina Bladon
Eastern Marketing Manager
Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
sabrina.bladon@ca.nufarm.com

Always read and follow label directions.
Quash® is a registered trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation.