Feb 8, 2023
Certis Biologicals introduces biofungicide Kocide 50DF

Certis Biologicals has launched Kocide 50DF (copper hydroxide) to combat a variety of fungal plant diseases in specialty crops.

Kocide 50DF enters the market with the same proven efficacy that growers have relied upon for generations, but in a high-load formulation that brings the power of Kocide to more growers who need solutions to protect their crops effectively and sustainably, according to a news release.

“Because of this, growers can feel good about this product and its ability to add value to the sustainability goals of their operations.”

Kocide 50DF is available for use in IPM programs for citrus and specialty crop growers in every U.S. state through major input distributors and retailers. The premium high-load copper biofungicide can serve as both a preventative and curative product to combat a variety of fungal plant diseases, including blight, anthracnose, crown, canker, phytophthora and rot.

“We know that growers have trusted Kocide for generations to protect their crops and their livelihoods,” Certis Biologicals President and CEO Amy O’Shea said in the release. “Because of the addition of Kocide 50DF as a high-load copper, our Kocide portfolio is now the comprehensive set of copper tools that any grower needs to protect their crops and the environments in which they grow.”

The new Kocide 50DF formulation mixes with low dust residue, is easy to pour and disperses into the mix solution quickly, producing even coverage during application. Because of the quick dissolution, growers can expect fewer clog issues during mix with Kocide 50DF, according to the release. Applied through standard foliar application methods at a low rate, Kocide 50DF is one of the strongest high-load copper products in the market.

“Not only is Kocide 50DF a strong, high-load product, but it’s produced in the U.S. using recycled copper sourced domestically,” Rob Gibson, global portfolio manager, said in the release. “Because of this, growers can feel good about this product and its ability to add value to the sustainability goals of their operations.”

The new Kocide 50DF joins legacy biofungicides Kocide 3000-O and Kocide 2000-O. The brand is highly regarded with proven solutions that growers trust to protect tree nuts, fruits and vegetables.

“Having a new high-load copper in our portfolio is something that the Certis sales and technical teams across the U.S. have eagerly anticipated. We stand ready to provide growers the education and expertise needed to integrate Kocide 50DF into IPM programs during this growing season,” Tim Riley, national sales director for Certis, said in the release.

To learn more about Kocide 50DF, visit the Kocide 50DF product page at CertisBio.com.

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