Tuesday, March 5, 2019

EPA is reviewing captan

Captan, which we use extensively to manage downy mildew, Phomopsis, ripe rot, and other grape diseases, is currently under review by the EPA. In order to keep captan as one of our tools to control grape diseases, please respond to the EPA's registration review page to post your comment (will open the EPA page). With increasing cases of fungicide resistance with newer products in our region, it is very important for the majority of commercial grape growers located east of the Rockies to keep older multi-site materials such as captan to be used as a backbone of the spray program. 
Also, please forward the message to other producers and stakeholders who should respond to the need for this fungicide in our industry. 

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