Oro Agri launched its new insecticide/acaricide Oroganic at HortiContact in Gorinchem, The Netherlands in February 2020. This plant protection product has recently been approved by the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products (CTGB) and is based on orange oil, an active substance of natural origin. The product is authorized for use on tomato, peppers, chilli, cucurbitaceae (e.g. cucumbers) and ornamentals (e.g. cut flowers) in glasshouses/greenhouses.
Oroganic has an authorization for use on tomato, bell pepper and chilli, as well as an Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) for all the remaining crops listed on the label. Insects controlled include: spider mites, whiteflies, thrips, aphids, scaly insects and mealybugs. Further uses, registrations and label extensions are in the pipeline, as well as several fungicide uses which include Botrytis, Powdery and Downy mildew, for use on both outdoor and indoor crops.
Carol Pullen, General Manager of Oro Agri in Europe, commented, "I am very enthusiastic about the launch of this new formulation. It is an improved version of our Prev-AM formulation which has been very successfully used in Southern Europe for more than three years. The Oroganic label will expand our portfolio throughout Europe, as we have registrations pending in more than 20 countries. We truly believe that it perfectly fits with our mission statement, which aims at bringing innovative and environmentally preferable crop protection solutions to the marketplace. We thank Cebeco, one of our distributors in The Netherlands, for its help at the trade show and we are excited about the positive response we have received from so many growers interested in our new product."
Oroganic offers a rapid and robust knock-down effect on target pests, leaves no residue i.e. no Maximum Residue Level (MRL), has no defined pre-harvest interval (PHI), and is safe to use with biological control programs since it has low impact on beneficial insects and mites – perfect for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. Oroganic contains a built-in adjuvant and is also an excellent tank-mix partner with many other plant protection products.
The physical mode of action of Oroganic minimizes the risk of resistance to the active ingredient, so it can frequently be used against insects and/or mites and can even solve possible resistances to other active substances used in spray programs and/or tank-mixes.