Certis USA To Distribute Kocide® 2000, Kocide® 3000 and ManKocide® to U.S. Specialty Agriculture Markets
COLUMBIA, MD—January 28, 2015—The copper fungicides Kocide® 2000, Kocide® 3000 and ManKocide® are now available to growers in the U.S. exclusively from Certis USA. These Kocide products from DuPont were recently acquired by Kocide LLC, a newly established wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsui & Co. and a sister company to Certis USA.
Kocide fungicides will continue to be produced in the current production facility in Houston, Texas and will be widely available to local dealers and growers from various Certis-established warehouses throughout the U.S., including a new third-party warehouse relationship that has been established in Lima, Ohio to service the Great Lakes region. Distributors, retailers and growers can expect to see high levels of service and support from Certis USA, as well as a renewed commitment to these popular disease-control products that have been key components in American crop production for more than 40 years.
Certis USA’s Dennis Long, Product Manager of the Kocide products, said, “To produce specialty high-value crops today, growers require inputs that give them flexibility in selection and use. That flexibility allows them to competitively produce, harvest and market their crops here or as exports. In the U.S. copper fungicides are the backbone of fungal and bacterial disease management programs. In our product offering, Certis USA has a low-load copper fungicide product, Cueva®. Now with the addition of the two Kocide products and ManKocide, we have the optimum selection of copper fungicides.”
Long said copper fungicides are considered “naturally occurring” or “organic” solutions for crop protection. “The Kocide copper products compliment Certis USA’s already expansive line of biopesticides and other biorational products. Trusted brand names like Kocide allow Certis USA to further expand its footprint into the U.S. specialty crop protection market,” Long said.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, 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. For more information about Certis USA or its products visit www.CertisUSA.com.