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

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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Mike Allan Takes the Helm for North American Business at Certis USA As Tim Damico Retires

Mike Allan, Tim Damico Effective November 1, Mike Allan, Certis USA Vice President, North America, will assume the responsibilities for Certis USA’s North American business as Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive Vice President retires after 20 years ...

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BPIA Names Certis USA Member of the Year

Left to right: Scott Peterson, Karen Warkentien, Tim Damico, Janice Asato, and Mike Dimock. The biopesticide company Certis USA was named Member of the Year by the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) today. Certis USA is charter member of ...

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AgriPhage™-Fire Blight and AgriPhage™-Citrus Canker Approved for Use to Control Bacterial Disease in Citrus and Pome Fruit

OmniLytics, Inc. announces today that the EPA has approved two new bacteriophage products AgriPhage™-Fire Blight and AgriPhage™-Citrus Canker for the control of their namesake diseases. Certis USA, OmniLytics’ marketing partner in the U.S., will ...

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BoteGHA™ Mycoinsecticide Launches As LAM International Expands Its Solid Fermentation Capacity

Certis USA announces the launch of BoteGHA™ ES mycoinsecticide for control of a broad spectrum of insect pests, including whiteflies, aphids and thrips on outdoor-grown vegetables, fruit, berries, tree nuts and other crops. The active ingredient of ...

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Certis USA Completes New Azadirachtin Production Facility To Meet Growing Demand for Neem-Based Biopesticides

Certis USA has completed construction and start-up of a new azadirachtin formulation and packaging facility located in its factory in Wasco, California. The state-of-the-art system allows the company to produce the highest quality biopesticides and ...

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Certis USA Names Taylor Aguilera as Regional Manager-Northern California

Certis USA names Taylor Smith Aguilera as Regional Manager-Northern California. Aguilera handles product sales for the company’s biopesticide products, including the Northern California introduction of LifeGard™, a biological plant activator for use ...

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Art McSwain Joins Certis USA as Regional Manager

Certis USA announces its hiring of Art McSwain as Regional Manager. He will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s biopesticide products in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and southern Virginia. McSwain ...

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Mike Allan joins Certis USA as Vice President, North America

Mike Allan joins Certis USA as Vice President, North America. In his position, Allan will lead Certis USA’s business in North America.

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Diaz-Saavedra Named Home and Garden Account Manager at Certis USA

Gabe Diaz-Saavedra is named Home and Garden Account Manager for the biopesticide company Certis USA. In his new position, Diaz-Saavedra will call on key accounts in the consumer market for home and garden products, as well as the ornamental nursery, ...

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

Joe Craig, (center) Certis USA Regional Manager-Florida Gulf, presents Jackie Burns, Ph. D., UF/IFAS Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (left) and John Arthington, Ph.D., interim chief operating officer of ...

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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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