COLUMBIA, MD — July 24, 2012 —The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA-DPR) has issued a certificate of registration allowing the use of Double Nickel 55™ fungicide by state farmers. Double Nickel is a new generation of bacterial biofungicide based on Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (Ba D747). The U.S. EPA registered it for use in December 2011. Another formulation, Double Nickel™ LC, is expected to be approved for use by the CA-DPR in the near future. Available for conventional as well as organic production, Double Nickel is NOP approved and OMRI® Listed.
Double Nickel is used to control powdery mildew, Botrytis and bacterial diseases of fruiting and leafy vegetables, grapes, strawberries and tree fruit. It protects plant surfaces both above the ground, as well as below. Double Nickel is highly potent, compared to other bacterial-based biofungicides, which allows growers to use lower and more economical application rates. Its formulation resists foaming and leaves no visible spray residue on the foliage or fruit.
Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of the largest 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.