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Posted 16 May 2010. PMN Crop News.

Quash Fungicide Registered for Use in Peanuts

New fungicide controls broad spectrum of diseases to improve yield, quality

Source: Valent U.S.A. Press Release.

Walnut Creek, California (May 7, 2010)--Peanut growers have a new, more effective option for disease control this season: Quash® Fungicide.


Newly available for the peanut market, Quash is a highly effective, broad spectrum triazole fungicide containing metconazole—a new active ingredient for peanuts. The preventive and curative action of Quash provides effective control of early and late leaf spot, rust and stem rot/Southern blight.

Trials show that Quash results in improved peanut quality, greater yield and an excellent return on the grower’s investment. Additionally, Quash is highly active at low rates, meaning a great overall value for the peanut grower.

“In the current industry climate where everyone is trying to do more with less, Quash offers a significant ROI to peanut growers,” said Rick Kraus, Quash brand manager. “Quash has an excellent fit in peanut disease control programs.”

Quash also offers growers tank mix and timing flexibility and a short, 14-day pre-harvest interval. For optimal control of leaf spot and rust, Quash should be tank mixed with a non-ionic surfactant. Apply Quash as a foliar spray with sufficient water to obtain thorough coverage up to four times per season.

Lori Theine