• By Adam Probst, Extension Agent

Agriculture & Natural Resources: Presidio label expired on tobacco

Source: Dr. Emily Pfeufer; UK Plant Pathologist

A special note about fungicides on tobacco for 2018. Presidio, one fungicide option for post-transplant black shank management, is not currently labeled for use in tobacco. The current label expired at the end of January 2018, and the label renewal is being processed with EPA. The timeline for processing is unclear, but updates will be provided when we receive word from the company that Presidio has been renewed for use on tobacco.

In the absence of a renewed label, Presidio use on tobacco would be considered an off-label (illegal) use of that product. Prior to applying Presidio, confirm that a current label is in your possession, with an expiration date later than January 2018.

Other options for black shank control in the field are still available. Other options can be found in the 2018 Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco that is now available. This guide lists the products labeled for managing tobacco diseases in Kentucky for both transplant float bed and field production. Included in the tables, along with target diseases, are product names, rates, REI (restricted entry interval) information, and product label notes.

When trade names are used, no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is implied by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears the complete responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

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