Certis USA News Release

Biopesticide Company Certis USA Named Primary U.S. Distributor
of Neudorff Products: DES-X™, Cueva™, Seduce® and Sluggo®

Under a new distribution agreement, Germany-based Neudorff assigns distribution rights to the biopesticide company Certis USA to market its OMRI-listed, NOP-approved products DES-X™ insecticidal soap concentrate, Cueva™ liquid copper fungicide concentrate, Seduce® insecticidal bait and Sluggo® slug and snail bait. (Certis USA will distribute Sluggo to Eastern markets only.) The distribution agreement allows Neudorff to introduce its full line of products into the U.S. specialty agriculture and ornamental industry. For Certis USA, the additional bioproducts give it the most extensive biopesticide product line in the country. 

“Quite simply, we saw this as a natural fit. Certis USA has extensive history developing its own biopesticides, in market development, and stewarding bioproducts in the field through its expert staff,” said Cameron Wilson, V.P. of Neudorff’s North American Operations.

Tim Damico, Executive V.P. NAFTA for Certis USA, said the distributor agreement with Neudorff satisfies two important objectives for his company. “First, Neudorff is giving us access to high quality products that satisfy real problems in the field. Second, the addition of these products into our product line reinforces the Certis USA position as the biopesticide company for broad product choice and support,” Damico said.

Market potential for biopesticides is stronger now then in any other time in history, Damico said. “The lines between organic and conventional farming are blurring just as are the distinctions between organic and conventional pesticides. With the removal of some pesticides from the market or the reregulation of others, novel active ingredients that address specific grower needs are greatly needed.”

The Neudorff products do just that, Damico said. DES-X, a non-flammable insecticidal soap will be an alternative to existing soap products. Cueva, the liquid copper fungicide, has a unique patented copper active ingredient that allows more activity at lower rates, thereby the copper load per acre is reduced. Seduce is a new insecticidal (cutworm) bait that contains spinosad, and Sluggo is widely known as an effective all-weather snail and slug control product with an exemption from residue tolerances.

For more information about DES-X, Cueva, Seduce, Sluggo or any of the Certis USA products, call 800-250-5024 or visit www.CertisUSA.com.

Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of biopesticides and crop protection products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets. Certis USA product brands include: Agree®, Crymax®, Deliver® and Javelin® Bt bioinsecticides; Azatin®, Neemazad® and Neemix® botanical insect growth regulators; Trilogy® botanical fungicide/miticide; CYD-X® codling moth virus; Gemstar® corn earworm virus; Spod-X® beet armyworm virus; SoilGard® microbial fungicide; MeloCon® bionematicide, and now DES-X™ insecticidal soap concentrate, Cueva® liquid copper fungicide concentrate, Seduce® insecticidal bait and Sluggo® slug and snail bait (Eastern markets only.)

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