The states of Georgia, Wisconsin and West Virginia have issued Section 18 emergency exemptions for Laredo(R) EC, Laredo EW and PropiMax(R) fungicides to be used for the control of soybean rust.

The timing couldn't be better because Georgia is the first state in 2005 with a confirmed case of soybean rust on soybeans. On April 27, the USDA Soybean Rust Information Web site reported rust was found on volunteer soybeans growing in Seminole County, Ga.

Laredo EC and Laredo EW contain the active ingredient myclobutanil, while PropiMax contains the active ingredient propiconazole. Both fungicides provide preventive and curative control of soybean rust.

The following states previously issued Section 18 emergency exemptions for Laredo and PropiMax for use on soybean rust: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Source: Company Release