Certis USA Introduces a Bionutrient Product Line

Certis USA introduces a bionutrient product line based on AgSil® potassium silicate technology. AgSil products provide plants with silicon, an often overlooked nutrient that helps plants’ deal with stress, temperature fluctuations, drought, salinity, metal toxicity and infection by plant pathogens. Manufactured by PQ Corporation, the bionutrient products AgSil 16H, AgSil 21 and AgSil 25 are available via Certis USA distributors now for the specialty agriculture, greenhouse, turf, ornamental and home and garden markets in North America and many international arenas.

Jim Black, Director, Business Development for Certis USA said, “The AgSil product line represents Certis USA’s first ‘bionutrient’ introduction. It will compliment our existing biopesticide line that includes more than 30 products based on biological or natural active ingredients.

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Congratulations Mike Dimock, PhD.

Mike has been promoted to Vice President of Field Development and Technical Support for Certis USA. CEO Jow-Lih Su says, “For 20 years, from Thermo Trilogy to Certis USA, Mike has played a key role in defining the field applications of Certis technologies, and being the leading advocate for our products to the industry. This promotion is recognition of his long-term contributions to Certis USA, at a time when we are further building up the field development group in support of our continuing business growth. Please join me in congratulating Mike for his promotion.”


The Biopesticide Company Certis USA Introduces Carb-O-Nator™ Foliar Fungicide for Crops and Greenhouse, Nursery Use


The biopesticide company, Certis USA, introduces Carb-O-Nator™, a broad spectrum foliar fungicide that works on contact to control powdery mildew, Alternaria, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Septoria leaf spot and other diseases. Carb-O-Nator is registered for use on agricultural crops, terrestrial and ornamental, greenhouse and nursery plants and turf. Its active ingredient, potassium bicarbonate, is well-known for its proven efficacy against plant disease coupled with its high level of safety to workers, bees, wildlife and the environment. Because it works on contact, Carb-O-Nator is an ideal selection for use in disease resistance management programs. Carb-O-Nator has a reentry interval (REI) of four hours, a zero-day pre-harvest interval and is residue exempt, making it a highly flexible fungicide to use. It is NOP (USDA’s National Organics Program) compliant and OMRI® listed.

Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive VP, NAFTA, said, “We’ve been looking for an effective curative fungicide to add to our offering, and Carb-O-Nator fit the need and our product line...”

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Scott Peterson Joins Certis USA to Oversee The Biopesticide Company’s Eastern Agricultural Sales

Certis for CitrusScott Peterson joins Certis USA as Eastern Regional Sales Director to manage the biopesticide company’s sales activities in territories east of the Rocky Mountains.

Peterson’s position at Certis USA is a reflection of rapid sales growth experienced by the company in recent years that led to the re-alignment of the sales functions. Jeremy Briscoe, a longtime member of Certis USA’s management team, becomes Western Regional Sales Director and will manage the sales activities for the sales territories west of the Rocky Mountains.

Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive VP, NAFTA, said, “With Scott and Jeremy, we have an excellent team in place that will help us to handle the growth of the company and an expanding product line. We welcome Scott. He has proven experience in sales management and in growing new sales territories. Plus, Scott is highly knowledgeable of biological plant protection products and has successfully introduced a number of biopesticide products.”

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“Certis for Citrus” Program to Help Fund Fight Against Citrus Greening (HLB)

Certis for CitrusEach time Florida citrus growers use a Kocide® copper fungicide product, they will help fund research projects to find a cure for Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening), said Michael Harowitz, Kocide Business Manager for Certis USA at the Citrus Expo 2016 in North Ft. Myers, FL. Through the “Certis for Citrus” program, Certis USA will make a monetary donation to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CRDF), a non-profit corporation that has oversight responsibility for HLB research and development efforts.

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UAP-Canada to Represent Double Nickel Biofungicide

Certis USA chooses UAP Canada as an exclusive provider of its Double Nickel biofungicide to Canadian growers of fruiting and leafy vegetables, potatoes, grapes, strawberries, tree fruit and other crops. Double Nickel represents a new generation of fungicides and bactericides that have biologically based active ingredients, are of low risk to the environment and are sustainable crop protection solutions. UAP is the largest distributor of agricultural inputs in Canada. Its products are made available to Canadian growers through national and regional dealers and an extensive field sales force.

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Karen Warkentien is Named Director of Regulatory Affairs

Karen Warkentien
Karen Warkentien

Certis USA announces that Karen Warkentien joins the biopesticide company as its Director of Regulatory Affairs. Warkentien has 30 years of wide-ranging experience in pesticide regulatory affairs. She has previously worked at the Federal EPA, Thermo Trilogy, BASF Corporation, Compliance Services International and Lewis & Harrison.

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Double Nickel 55® WG fungicide/bactericide Available for Use on Mexico Crops to Control Early Blight and Powdery Mildew

Certis USA commercially launches a water dispersible granule (WG) formulation of its Double Nickel 55® fungicide/bactericide for use in Mexico to control early blight, powdery mildew, Rhizoctonia and Phytophthora on fruiting vegetables, such as peppers, chilies, tomatoes and potatoes, and on cucurbits, melons and grapes. Double Nickel 55 WG is approved for use by the Mexican regulatory board COFERPRIS and is available through Summit Agro Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SAM), the exclusive distributor of Double Nickel 55 in Mexico. A second formulation of Double Nickel 55, a liquid concentrate (LC), is pending approval and is anticipated to become available in the fall of 2015.

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Michael Harowitz Joins Certis USA as Kocide Business Manager

Michael Harowitz
Michael Harowitz

The biopesticide company Certis USA names Michael A. Harowitz as its Kocide Business Manager. With his extensive experience in agrichemical sales, Harowitz will direct and guide the U.S. marketing strategies for the Kocide copper fungicide brands that are used by growers of almonds, walnuts, citrus, grapes, tomatoes and other high-value specialty crops. Harowitz will work in-step with the Certis USA sales team to optimize business opportunities and customer relationships throughout the supply chain.

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