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The Biopesticide Company Certis USA Introduces Carb-O-Nator™ Foliar Fungicide for Crops and Greenhouse, Nursery Use

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The biopesticide company, Certis USA, introduces Carb-O-Nator™, a broad spectrum foliar fungicide that works on contact to control powdery mildew, Alternaria, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Septoria leaf spot and other diseases. Carb-O-Nator is registered for use on agricultural crops, terrestrial and ornamental, greenhouse and nursery plants and turf. Its active ingredient, potassium bicarbonate, is well-known for its proven efficacy against plant disease coupled with its high level of safety to workers, bees, wildlife and the environment. Because it works on contact, Carb-O-Nator is an ideal selection for use in disease resistance management programs. Carb-O-Nator has a reentry interval (REI) of four hours, a zero-day pre-harvest interval and is residue exempt, making it a highly flexible fungicide to use. It is NOP (USDA’s National Organics Program) compliant and OMRI® listed.

Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive VP, NAFTA, said, “We’ve been looking for an effective curative fungicide to add to our offering, and Carb-O-Nator fit the need and our product line. We were not necessarily satisfied with the current formulations that were being marketed in the US so we built a better formulation to maximize foliar disease control.”

The Carb-O-Nator formulation contains 85% potassium bicarbonate by weight which is 4% higher than some other competitive brands. The other 15% includes a proprietary co-adjuvant blend developed by Certis that allows the soluble powder to dissolve readily in the mixing tank, eliminates the need for a spreader sticker, has superior spreading characteristics and is a low-foaming formulation. Through a combination of osmotic pressure, pH and the activity of carbonate and bicarbonate ions, Carb-O-Nator quickly eradicates foliar diseases. Carb-O-Nator is registered for use on acorn squash, almond, apple, apricot, cantaloupe, cherry, chicory, melons, cucumber, endive, escarole, grape, honeydew, lettuce, muskmelon, peach, pear, pepper, pistachio, plum, prune, pumpkin, radicchio, rose, spinach, strawberry, summer squash, tomato, walnut, watermelon, winter squash and zucchini.

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, 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. For more information about Certis USA or its products visit www.CertisUSA.com.

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