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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Patrick Clark is Hired as Certis USA Technical Marketing Manager

Patrick Clark
Patrick Clark

Patrick L. Clark joins Certis USA as Technical Marketing Manager to guide, direct and manage biopesticide products through their product life cycles. Clark will escalate and advance new product adoptions while insuring that revenue targets and customer satisfaction are met for the company’s wide and diverse line of biocontrol products.

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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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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.

Harowitz reports to Jim Black, Certis USA Director of Business Development. Black said, “Through his position, Michael will enable Certis USA to have more consistent contact with key customers, to evaluate current and new market opportunities, and to continue to grow one of the world’s most recognized crop protection brands.” The Kocide family of cupric hydroxide-based fungicides—Kocide® 2000, Kocide® 3000 and ManKocide®—are widely used to treat fungal and bacterial diseases in agricultural crops in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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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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