Certis USA: The Biopesticide Company

Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of biopesticide products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets and the home and garden market. Certis USA products provide valuable solutions by meeting the challenges faced by today’s growers who are seeking sustainable alternatives, resistant pest management and harvest solutions, and low pesticide residues for market flexibility and export accessibility.

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FROM THE NEWSROOM

Karla Medina-Ortega Joins Certis USA as Regional Field Development Manager

Columbia, MD, May 26, 2020– Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, today announced its hiring of Dr. Karla Medina-Ortega as Field Development Manager. In this role, she will oversee Certis USA product development and technical support activities ...

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Matt Hostetler Joins Certis USA as Regional Manager

Columbia, MD, April 27, 2020– Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, today announced Matt Hostetler has joined as Central Plains Regional Manager. Hostetler will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s biopesticide products in ...

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ManKocide® Approved for California Tree Nuts

Columbia, MD, March 30, 2020– ManKocide®, a leading fungicide/bactericide for control of Alternaria, powdery mildew and blight has been approved for use on all tree nut crops by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. CDPR announced the ...

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Certis USA Gains OMRI-Approval for OSO® 5%SC Fungicide | Boasts Broad Usability for Organic Acreage

Columbia, MD, March 18, 2020– Growers who have long heralded the broad usability and proven results of Certis USA’s polyoxin D zinc salt fungicide OSO®  with use in conventional agricultural production can now rely on the biopesticide for use on all ...

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Certis USA Announces CEO Transition

Columbia, MD, Feb. 10, 2020– Certis USA today announced that President and CEO, Jow-Lih Su, PhD will transition his duties this year after nearly 20 years building Certis USA into one of the world’s leading biopesticides companies.  Amy O’Shea, a ...

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Certis USA Adds Key Sales Representative to Service Customers in Mountain Region of the USA

Columbia, MD, January 8, 2020– Certis USA announces the addition of Jason Downs as the newest member of the biopesticide leader’s team of experienced sales representatives. Downs will service customers as the Sales Manager, Mountain Region that ...

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Certis USA Taps Experience of José Carvalho to Aid Growth in Europe, Middle East

COLUMBIA, MD., November 11, 2019 – Certis USA announces the addition of Dr. Jose Carvalho as a Regional Representative for Certis businesses in Europe and Middle East. In this position, Dr. Carvalho will provide regulatory, commercial and technical ...

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New Insecticide Requiem® Prime to be Distributed by Certis USA

  COLUMBIA, MD., August 19, 2019 – Growers who have come to rely on the consistent performance of Requiem® insecticide products to control sucking pests across several crops will now benefit from distribution of the latest product—Requiem® ...

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Certis USA introduces AgriPhage™ Citrus Canker, an innovative new solution to the rising issue of Citrus Canker in Florida

  COLUMBIA, MD., July 16, 2019 – Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, today announced new citrus canker fighting technology to combat bacterial diseases and antibiotic resistance in citrus. AgriPhage™ Citrus Canker is the only citrus canker ...

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Certis USA introduces Firefighter™ for protection against fire and harvester ants

COLUMBIA, MD., July 8, 2019 – Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, has expanded their portfolio of effective insect bait products with the introduction of Firefighter™ Fire Ant Bait, a spinosad product with an innovative mode of action that ...

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Certis USA Makes Donation to Fund Citrus Greening Research

Certis USA annually donates proceeds from its top citrus products to fund research conducted by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation. The 2019 “Certis for Citrus” $20,000 donation was presented by Dr. Michael Dimock, Certis USA ...

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Certis Expands Industry's Only Bacteriophage Product, Introduces AgriPhage™-Fire Blight to Fight Resistance for Apple, Pear Growers

COLUMBIA, MD—April 29, 2019—OmniLytics, Inc. in coordination with Certis USA has announced a groundbreaking new tool in the fight against fire blight (Erwinia amylovara), releasing AgriPhage™-Fire Blight for targeted use on apple and pear crops in ...

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New Homeplate® Non-Selective Herbicide is the Total Vegetation Killer

Certis USA, the biopesticide company, introduces Homeplate®, an OMRI listed, non-selective, broad-spectrum, fatty acid, burndown herbicide that works as a foliar contact spray to control a wide variety of weeds. Homeplate is a non-systemic Total ...

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Kyle Beery Named Director of Manufacturing

Kyle E. Beery, Ph.D., joins Certis USA as Director of Manufacturing for the biopesticide company, assuming the responsibilities to provide strategic, operation, and process engineering support to Certis manufacturing facilities and capital ...

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SPOTLIGHT

Organically Approved

Our product line features the broadest OMRI-listed biological offerings in the industry. More than 30 of our products are OMRI-listed, National Organic Program (NOP) approved and most are residue exempt. But our biopesticides are not solely used on organic acres. Most of our products are used by growers of conventionally produced agricultural crops.

OMRI/NOP Certifications

Wasco Facility

Certis USA’s fermentation facility in Wasco, CA has been actively producing biopesticides for more than 50 years. Approximately 60 people work at the facility to produce the organically certified products sold by Certis USA and its tolling customers. Through its renovations over the years, the facility has been awarded many efficiency awards and certifications.

About Biopesticides

Everyone is leaping onto the Biopesticide bandwagon. And, for good reasons. Although biopesticides are less than 5 percent of the global crop protection market, the estimated market for biopesticides worldwide in 2015 was estimated to be $2.7 billion. The market is conservatively estimated to grow 14 to 17 percent annually and is projected to reach $4.1 billion in 2018. It is the fastest growing segment in crop protection.

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