MossKade is not a plant protection agent, but a coating; that is what the European organisation DG Sanco has decided. As a result of this decision, the product may be used with crops across Europe.
Knowing that your product is not a plant protection agent brings joy; that might seem strange, but for HortiPro, this is good news. Their product, MossKade, helps remove liverworts and other mosses, and according to the European Organisation DG Sanco, it is no plant protection agent, as it does not contain any active substances against moss. That means that the product may be used in Europe without the need for further authorisations.
Coating for cheese
MossKade is a 100 % natural product, originally developed as a coating for cheese. It is a coating that can be sprayed on mosses and algae. "Mosses have no roots or veins; by covering the stomata, the moss is choked," says Gerco Overweg, of HortiPro. This means that there is a physical effect on the plant, but not any chemical or biological reactions induced by the substance. "Such products would be pesticides, which must follow some rules for admission."
MossKade is thus an alternative to pesticides, which are increasingly being banned or allowed to be used under very strict conditions. "MossKade offers an alternative," confirms Overweg. "The product provides the means and opportunities for a broad range of applications."
For more information: HortiPro Gerco (Jerry) Overweg M: +31 651 458659 E: email@example.com