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Make it count with ManKocide

November 18, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

It seems like quite a long time ago that I was sharing the...

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Double the power of your water...

November 4, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Everyone is breathing a big sigh of relief since our 2020...

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There is only one Kocide

October 14, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

We’ve been talking for quite a bit about the importance of...

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An introduction to Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticides

October 1, 2020

By Mike Dimock, Ph.D./ Vice President, Field Development/ Certis USA, L.L.C. 

Bt: The first commercial bioinsecticide

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How can we help?

September 30, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Every time I have the honor of being your “expert” in this...

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Do your chores...

September 16, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

I’m certain that I wasn’t the only kid among us who had to...

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Fight nematodes now

September 2, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

For some, harvest may look like the end of the growing...

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Make the most of harvest 2020

August 19, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

When it is time to harvest a huge crop like we have this...

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Silicon undeniably supports plant health

August 18, 2020

By Wendy L. Zellner, Ph. D., The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Silicon plays a critical role in plant health. Plants...

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The product you’ve been waiting for…

August 4, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

For the better part of a year, I’ve been anxiously awaiting...

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During hull-split, count on Certis USA!

July 15, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

We are right in the middle of hull-split applications right now, with everyone...

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In hull split - bring it with bio

June 30, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

With an initial forecast of 3.0 billion pounds, California...

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Fight resistance in your hull-split program

June 3, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Here in sunny California, we are a few weeks away from a...

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Activating your plants’ natural defense system to guard against diseases

June 1, 2020

By Certis USA Field Development Team

During these challenging times, we extend our thanks to all of the agricultural...

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There’s no De(baiting) the power of Seduce

May 20, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

If you had the opportunity to read last week’s Ask the...

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Trial and error...

May 6, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

In the world of agriculture, don’t we sometimes feel as...

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Enough pressure already!

April 15, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

With everything going on in the world around us, it would...

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Thoughts on being "essential" and what to do now to protect crops

April 1, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

What a time we are living in these days? In many of our...

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Hemp: A growing market with many questions and how biopesticides can help meet crop protection challenges

April 1, 2020

By Jeremy Adamson, Product Manager, Certis USA

The Emerging Market

A new Federal Farm Bill legislation comes along every five...

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Put your trees to work...

March 18, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

There may be a lot of things going on around us these days,...

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Let’s get blooming

March 4, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Bloom has really roared in like a lion this year. Everyone...

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Right now, let’s beat the blast

February 19, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Ideal conditions for bacterial blast to grow include cold...

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A trusted new solution… Just for YOU!

February 5, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

We’re always excited to bring new solutions into the market...

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Bacteriophages: Advancing Agriculture’s Crop Protection Future, Today

February 1, 2020

By Jeremy Adamson, Product Manager, Certis USA

Bacteriophages, or “phages”, are the most numerous beneficial viral organisms...

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Get smart…

January 15, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Those who subscribe to this column have heard me reiterate...

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Out with the Old...

December 18, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Here’s to hoping that Santa and his reindeer deliver you...

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Don't delay during dormancy

December 4, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

The UC-IPM classifies dormancy as the stage when leaf fall...

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Biologicals: A Logical Solution for Today’s Complex Agricultural Challenges

December 1, 2019

By Mike Allan, Vice President, North America, Certis USA

Organics and biopesticides…A Rising Tide

Consumers are more educated...

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Giving thanks….

November 20, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

November is always a reflective time for everyone....

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My picks for top online resources. Reliable news and tips that make your jobs just a bit easier to do

November 6, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

My friends, you all know the value that the World Wide Web...

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Ask the Expert…now you can!

October 16, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

I’ve been taking this “Ask the Expert” task to heart a lot...

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A Cajun in California…thoughts on a lifetime of agriculture

October 2, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

What stress it is to author a column every two weeks that’s...

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Combatting Resistance and the Future of Organic Herbicides

October 1, 2019

By Scott Ockey, Western US Field Development Manger, Certis USA

Herbicides have been under increased scrutiny with many of the...

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Unleash the power of Kocide® during dormancy

September 18, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Our trees may be approaching their dormant stage, but tree...

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The time is right now….

September 4, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

There are exactly two times in the almond growing season...

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Shake, shake, shake

August 14, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

Harvest is here for most all of our California almond growers. Pistachio folks will...

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Hitting hard during hull-split

July 31, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

We are thick in the middle of hull-split sprays here in California as almond growers...

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Fighting fire with fire

July 17, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

In my line of work, I deal with a lot of pests. 

Every day, I see aphids and mites...

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Let’s declare our freedom!

July 2, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

A little like our Founding Fathers, who faced their own “taxing” issues back in...

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Harvest is in our sights

June 19, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

In the nut business, staying ahead is the name of the game. If you are in ag, then...

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Double down to protect your crops before harvest

June 5, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

We are in the final stretches of our 2019 crop season and I am hearing cautious...

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Ants are coming for your nuts…

May 15, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

Pavement ants are a mere 0.13 inches long and their cousin, the southern fire ant...

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Scout, Scout, Scout

May 1, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

The good thing about many of the pests that affect your crops is that they don’t...

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Control spring pests

April 18, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

The earwigs this year are as plentiful as ever. A few days ago, an acquaintance sent...

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New insect control, PTB and Nematodes

April 3, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

Spring is in full swing and so are the pests that come with it. Peach twig borer,...

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Watch for worms, nematodes, earwigs and disease

March 20, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

It is the second day of a new season and the weather is warming up quickly. This...

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Wet weather makes spring disease monitoring critical

March 6, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

This is the wettest winter we’ve had in recent memory. This means that disease...

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Time to monitor for peach twig borers

February 21, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

The time for peach twig borer (PTB) is almost here and scouting is in order. PTB...

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Prepare for spring disease pressures now

February 5, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

Spring is just six weeks away and with it comes typical seasonal disease pressures....

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Control nematodes when planting new trees

January 16, 2019

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager

I hope your holidays were enjoyable and that 2019 has started off well. As spring...

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