Certis USA: The Biopesticide Company

Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad 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.


HomeplateNew Homeplate® Non-Selective Herbicide is the Total Vegetation Killer

Homeplate®, an OMRI-listed, non-selected, broad-spectrum, fatty acid burndown herbicide is launched. The non-systemic Total Vegetation Killer works as foliar spray to control a wide variety of weeds and is labeled for use in all crops.

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Welcome Kyle Beery Kyle Beery Named Director of Manufacturing

Kyle E. Beery, Ph.D., joins Certis USA as Director of Manufacturing for the biopesticide company, assuming the responsibilities to provide strategic, operation, and process engineering support to Certis manufacturing facilities and capital investment projects.

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Allan Certis USA VP As Damico Retires.Mike Allan Takes the Helm for North American Business at Certis USA As Tim Damico Retires

Effective November 1, Mike Allan, Certis USA Vice President, North America, will assume the responsibilities for Certis USA’s North American business as Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive Vice President retires after 20 years with Certis USA and its predecessor company, Thermo Trilogy.

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Left to right: Scott Peterson, Karen Warkentien, Tim Damico, Janice Asato, and Mike Dimock.BPIA Names Certis USA Member of the Year

Certis USA was named Member of the Year by the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) today. Certis USA is charter member of the 15-year-old organization.

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AgriPhageAgriPhage™-Fire Blight and AgriPhage™-Citrus Canker Approved for Use to Control Bacterial Disease in Citrus and Pome Fruit

OmniLytics, Inc. announces today that the EPA has approved two new bacteriophage products AgriPhage™-Fire Blight and AgriPhage™-Citrus Canker for the control of their namesake diseases.

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BoteGHA ES mycoinsecticideBoteGHA™ Mycoinsecticide Launches As LAM International Expands Its Solid Fermentation Capacity

Certis USA announces the launch of BoteGHA™ mycoinsecticide for control of a broad spectrum of insect pests, including whiteflies, aphids and thrips on outdoor-grown vegetables, fruit, berries, tree nuts and other crops.

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Neemix 4.5 The Azadirachtin Gold StandardCertis USA Completes New Azadirachtin Production Facility To Meet Growing Demand for Neem-Based Biopesticides

The state-of-the-art system allows the company to produce the highest quality biopesticides and expands its capacity for its neem seed-based bioinsecticide: Neemix® 4.5 insect growth regulator.

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Taylor AguileraCertis USA Names Taylor Aguilera as Regional Manager-Northern California

Aguilera handles product sales for the company’s biopesticide products, including the Northern California introduction of LifeGard®, a biological plant activator for use by growers of specialty agriculture crops, such as vegetables, fruits and potatoes.

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Scientists Use Fungus to Manage Asian Citrus PsyllidsScientists Use Fungus to Manage Asian Citrus Psyllids

UF/IFAS researchers use Isaria fumosorosea to manage citrus psyllid in a Florida citrus grove. The fungus I. Fumosorosea is the active ingredient in Certis USA’s PFR-97.

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Control Ants for More Profitable Almond CropPacific Nut Producer Highlights Seduce™ Ant Bait and Bug-N-Sluggo® Insect, Slug and Snail Bait

Pacific Nut Producer article features ways to control ants during almond harvest as part of an integrated pest management program. Kris Tollerup, UCCE area-wide adviser and John Wood, Regional Manager-South Central Valley for Certis USA, are featured.

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Welcome Art McSwainArt McSwain Joins Certis USA as Regional Manager

Art McSwain will be responsible for the sales and marketing in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and southern Virginia. McSwain replaces Gabe Diaz-Saavedra who became the Certis USA Home and Garden Account Manager.

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Gabe Diaz-SaavedraDiaz-Saavedra Named Home and Garden Account Manager at Certis USA

In his new position, Diaz-Saavedra will call on key accounts in the consumer market for home and garden products, as well as the ornamental nursery, greenhouse, turf and mushroom markets. Diaz-Saavedra will sell and market the company’s diverse product line of 30-plus biopesticide products derived of naturally occurring substances that are approved for organic gardening and ornamental production.

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Certis for Citrus Logo“Certis for Citrus” Program Helps Fund Fight Against Citrus Greening (HLB)

Certis USA presented the non-profit Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CRDF) with a check for $20,000 to help fund research projects in an effort to find a cure for Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening) at the CRDF annual meeting which took place at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.

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OmniLytics, Inc. and Certis USA Join Forces on New Bacterial Disease Control Products in AgricultureOmniLytics, Inc. and Certis USA Join Forces on New Bacterial Disease Control Products in Agriculture

In a move that will provide U.S. growers with new combinations of bacterial disease control products, OmniLytics, Inc., a subsidiary of Phagelux, Inc., has entered into an exclusive U.S. sales and marketing collaboration with Certis USA, LLC for its AgriPhage line of biopesticides.

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Organically Approved

Our product line features the broadest OMRI-listed biological offerings in the industry. More than 30 of our products are OMRI-listed, National Organic Program (NOP) approved and most are residue exempt. But our biopesticides are not solely used on organic acres. Most of our products are used by growers of conventionally produced agricultural crops.

OMRI/NOP Certifications

Wasco Facility

Certis USA’s fermentation facility in Wasco, CA has been actively producing biopesticides for more than 50 years. Approximately 60 people work at the facility to produce the organically certified products sold by Certis USA and its tolling customers. Through its renovations over the years, the facility has been awarded many efficiency awards and certifications.

About Biopesticides

Everyone is leaping onto the Biopesticide bandwagon. And, for good reasons. Although biopesticides are less than 5 percent of the global crop protection market, the estimated market for biopesticides worldwide in 2015 was estimated to be $2.7 billion. The market is conservatively estimated to grow 14 to 17 percent annually and is projected to reach $4.1 billion in 2018. It is the fastest growing segment in crop protection. read more