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Quash receives Japanese MRL approval for blueberries


April 15, 2015
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April 15, 2015, Calgary, Alta – Canadian blueberry growers can now control key diseases with Quash fungicide and access the Japanese export market, with the recent approval of Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for Quash.

Japan is the second largest export market for Canadian-grown blueberries, after the United States.

Quash (metconazole) is a Group 3 fungicide that delivers preventative and curative control of mummy berry and anthracnose, and suppression of phomopsis in blueberries.

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“Quash controls the most devastating diseases affecting Canadian blueberries,” said Sabrina Bladon, eastern marketing manager for Nufarm Agriculture Inc. “Before this Japanese MRL approval, growers using Quash to protect blueberry yields from mummy berry, anthracnose and phomopsis were limited to North American markets. They now have the opportunity to work with their processor to access the significant Japanese export market.”

As part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, Quash delivers broad-spectrum disease control of diseases in one rate. Quash provides good residual activity, protecting blueberries during the entire 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/


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