Kocide 2000 is a copper hydroxide fungicide/bactericide for control of diseases on vegetable, field, fruit and tree nut crops.
Florida citrus growers who use Certis USA’s Kocide copper fungicides will be helping to support the fight against Huanglongbing (HLB, citrus greening). Certis USA announced the “Certis for Citrus” program at the 2016 Citrus Expo in North Ft. Myers, Florida. Certis USA will make a monetary donation to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a non-profit corporation that has oversight responsibilities for HLB research efforts.
“Florida citrus growers have been longtime users and supporters of Kocide,” said Michael Harowitz, Kocide Business Manager, “Certis USA wants to show our appreciation and support in the fight against HLB.”
Certis USA will make a donation to the CRDF based on every pound of Kocide® 3000 or Kocide® 2000 copper fungicide purchased by a Florida citrus grower from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. The monetary donation will be presented at the CRDF June board meeting, held in conjunction with the Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) annual meeting in June of 2017. These dollars will be used to fund research projects in search of a cure for HLB.
“CRDF is pleased that Certis has taken this step to show its support for the HLB fight and to contribute towards the financial support that is so important to success. Proceeds from this effort will be invested directly into moving solutions to the field,” said Harold Browning, Ph.D., CRDF chief operating officer.
“These are challenging times for the Florida citrus grower. I’m pleased and proud that Certis USA has joined the fight to help find a solution to HLB,” said Michael Harowitz.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Certis USA is a leading supplier of biopesticides and Kocide copper fungicides. For more information about Certis USA products contact Joe Craig (863-291-9203) or Chuck Goodowns (352-538-4471)
Copper Hydroxide 53.8% (35% metallic copper equivalent or MCE)
Pre-harvest Interval (PHI): Zero (0) days
Treatment: Kocide 2000 may be applied as an aerial, ground dilute or ground concentrate spray unless specifically directed otherwise in the specific crop use directions. Apply Kocide 2000 as a protectant prior to onset of disease. Consult the Kocide 2000 label for specific rates and timing of application by crop. Kocide 2000 is also labeled for Frost Injury Protection.