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Summit Agro Mexico to Introduce Double Nickel® 55 Fungicide/Bactericide Under New Marketing Agreement with Certis USA


MEXICO CITY, MEXICO—April 1, 2014—Effective today, Summit Agro Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SAM) receives exclusive marketing rights for eight biopesticide products from Certis U.S.A. L.L.C., a leading North American-based biopesticide company. The new marketing partnership and distribution agreement includes Double Nickel® 55 fungicide/ bactericide, which recently received COFERPRIS approval, and represents its introduction to the Mexican agricultural market. SAM is a company of Sumitomo Corporation. Certis USA is a company wholly owned by Mitsui & Co.*

“Two years ago, Double Nickel had a successful introduction in the U.S. and sales there continue to climb,” said Jorge Fernandez, General Manager of SAM. “We are now pleased we can offer Double Nickel 55 to Mexican growers who will value its highly potent and novel fungicidal B.a. strain (Ba D747) active ingredient. It is a product that is highly efficacious and can be used at low rates and at low costs.”

Other biopesticide products to be represented by SAM under the agreement, include Able® WG, Crymax® WG and Javelin® WG Bt insecticides, Cueva® copper octonoate bactericide/fungicide, Neemix® 4.5 insect growth regulator, Soilgard® soil disease fungicide, and Trilogy® miticide/fungicide.

Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive VP, NAFTA, said, “Double Nickel 55 and our other seven biopesticides join SAM’s extensive product line of insecticides, fungicides, soil fumigants and herbicides. With an extensive sales and technical team along with it, and keen management oversight, SAM has the geographic reach and market expertise to service the specialty markets in Mexico where biopesticides are most needed and widely accepted.”

Also under the agreement, SAM and Certis USA are cooperating to develop Regensoil in the U.S. Regensoil is a soil conditioner that reduces compaction, soil salts, and improves water availability to plants to improve yields and quality.

*SAM is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, and Certis USA is based in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Sumitomo is headquartered in Chuo-ku and Mitsui & Co. in Chiyoda-ku, both in Tokyo, Japan.

Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of sustainable biopesticide products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets and the home and garden market.

Summit Agro Mexico is a premier supplier of production solutions for the Mexican agricultural market. It offers a wide range of tools to control, prevent and eradicate major diseases, bacteria, pests and weeds that can damage fruit, vegetable and field crops. More information about Summit Agro Mexico can be found at www.summitagromexico.com.mx.

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