Novel® Fungicide by Certis:
US: New biofungicide for homeowner used to fight botrytus, leaf and early blight
The active ingredient of Novel fungicide is polyoxin D zinc salt that is derived through a natural fermentation process perfected by Kaken scientists. Polyoxin D zinc salt controls plant diseases by inhibiting the formation of chitin, a vital component of fungal disease cell walls. This unique, non-toxic mode of action makes Novel fungicide an ideal product for use in outdoor settings around homes where children, adults and pets participate in recreational activities and hobbies that include gardening, landscaping and lawn maintenance.
“Today consumers are seeking green, sustainable, environmentally friendly products that are effective and leave no chemical residues,” said Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive V.P. NAFTA. “Novel fungicide is just one of the many products marketed by Certis USA that has this profile. We have the broadest line of EPA-registered biopesticide products used by commercial orchard and vegetable growers, and we are dedicated to making as many of them available to the homeowner as possible. Our 70% extract of neem oil (Trilogy®), for example, is one of the best-selling biofungicides in the home and garden segment.” Other Certis USA biopesticides that are available to the consumer are: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that controls caterpillar pests, Bacillus amyloliquefacians (Ba) that controls soil and foliar diseases, and azadirachtin, another product derived from the neem tree, that is a natural insect growth regulator that controls whiteflies, aphids and several other pests.
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