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Introducing... the New Certis!

June 16, 2021

By The Certis Ask the Expert Team

It’s not often that we join together and bring all of your experts together for one column,...

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The benefits of bio during hull split

June 2, 2021

By Curt Nelson, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA San Joaquin Valley

We are nearing the end of our tree nut growing...

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Attack of the earwigs...

May 19, 2021

John Wood, Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

I always like to see acres of young tree plantings as I drive around the...

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Bait back...

May 5, 2021

Taylor Aguilera, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager Northern California

We all know that consumers are waiting on you to...

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Take a good look...

April 14, 2021

Curt Nelson, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA San Joaquin Valley

In my last message to you, I shared a bit about the...

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Pack your toolbox

March 31, 2021

John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

The beginning of each new growing season is full of...

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A woman’s place... in agriculture

March 4, 2021

Taylor Aguilera, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, Northern California

For many reasons, I have a special place in my heart...

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An ounce of prevention...

February 17, 2021

Curt Nelson, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA San Joaquin Valley

It may be technically still winter here in California,...

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Looking ahead...

February 3, 2021

Taylor Aguilera, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, Northern California

I am excited to join the Certis Biologicals Ask the...

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Introducing…

January 20, 2021

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

What better way to celebrate a new year than by...

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Copper and Mancozeb: Reliable Tools in Agricultural Production

December 20, 2020

By Jeremy Adamson, Product Manager, Certis Biologicals

Copper and Mancozeb are among the most widely used bactericides and...

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The help you need now...

December 16, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

December has rolled around again, and I am happy to...

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Let’s get social

December 2, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

We all know that the work out in California tree...

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Make it count with ManKocide

November 18, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

It seems like quite a long time ago that I was...

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Double the power of your water...

November 4, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Everyone is breathing a big sigh of relief since...

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There is only one Kocide

October 14, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

We’ve been talking for quite a bit about the...

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An introduction to Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticides

October 1, 2020

By Mike Dimock, Ph.D./ Vice President, Field Development/ Certis Biologicals, L.L.C. 

Bt: The first commercial bioinsecticide

...

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How can we help?

September 30, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals' Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Every time I have the honor of being your “expert”...

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Do your chores...

September 16, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

I’m certain that I wasn’t the only kid among us who...

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Fight nematodes now

September 2, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

For some, harvest may look like the end of the...

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Make the most of harvest 2020

August 19, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

When it is time to harvest a huge crop like we have...

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Silicon undeniably supports plant health

August 18, 2020

By Wendy L. Zellner, Ph. D., The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Silicon plays a critical role in plant health. Plants...

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The product you’ve been waiting for…

August 4, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

For the better part of a year, I’ve been anxiously...

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During hull-split, count on Certis Biologicals!

July 15, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

We are right in the middle of hull-split applications right now, with...

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In hull split - bring it with bio

June 30, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

With an initial forecast of 3.0 billion pounds,...

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Fight resistance in your hull-split program

June 3, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Here in sunny California, we are a few weeks away...

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Activating your plants’ natural defense system to guard against diseases

June 1, 2020

By Certis Biologicals Field Development Team

During these challenging times, we extend our thanks to all of the agricultural...

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There’s no De(baiting) the power of Seduce

May 20, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

If you had the opportunity to read last week’s Ask...

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Trial and error...

May 6, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

In the world of agriculture, don’t we sometimes...

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Enough pressure already!

April 15, 2020

By John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

With everything going on in the world around us, it would...

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Thoughts on being "essential" and what to do now to protect crops

April 1, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

What a time we are living in these days? In many of...

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Hemp: A growing market with many questions and how biopesticides can help meet crop protection challenges

April 1, 2020

By Jeremy Adamson, Product Manager, Certis Biologicals

The Emerging Market

A new Federal Farm Bill legislation comes along...

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Put your trees to work...

March 18, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

There may be a lot of things going on around us...

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Let’s get blooming

March 4, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Bloom has really roared in like a lion this year....

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Right now, let’s beat the blast

February 19, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Ideal conditions for bacterial blast to grow...

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A trusted new solution… Just for YOU!

February 5, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

We’re always excited to bring new solutions into...

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Bacteriophages: Advancing Agriculture’s Crop Protection Future, Today

February 1, 2020

By Jeremy Adamson, Product Manager, Certis Biologicals

Bacteriophages, or “phages”, are the most numerous beneficial viral...

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Get smart…

January 15, 2020

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Those who subscribe to this column have heard me...

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Out with the Old...

December 18, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Here’s to hoping that Santa and his reindeer...

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Don't delay during dormancy

December 4, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

The UC-IPM classifies dormancy as the stage when...

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Biologicals: A Logical Solution for Today’s Complex Agricultural Challenges

December 1, 2019

By Mike Allan, Vice President, North America, Certis Biologicals

Organics and biopesticides…A Rising Tide

Consumers are more...

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Giving thanks….

November 20, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

November is always a reflective time for everyone....

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My picks for top online resources. Reliable news and tips that make your jobs just a bit easier to do

November 6, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

My friends, you all know the value that the World...

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Ask the Expert…now you can!

October 16, 2019

By John Wood, Certis BiologicalsRegional Manager, CA South Central Valley

I’ve been taking this “Ask the Expert” task to heart...

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A Cajun in California…thoughts on a lifetime of agriculture

October 2, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

What stress it is to author a column every two...

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Combatting Resistance and the Future of Organic Herbicides

October 1, 2019

By Scott Ockey, Western US Field Development Manger, Certis Biologicals

Herbicides have been under increased scrutiny with...

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Unleash the power of Kocide® during dormancy

September 18, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

Our trees may be approaching their dormant stage,...

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The time is right now….

September 4, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager, CA South Central Valley

There are exactly two times in the almond growing...

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Shake, shake, shake

August 14, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

Harvest is here for most all of our California almond growers. Pistachio...

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Hitting hard during hull-split

July 31, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

We are thick in the middle of hull-split sprays here in California as almond...

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Fighting fire with fire

July 17, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

In my line of work, I deal with a lot of pests. 

Every day, I see aphids and...

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Let’s declare our freedom!

July 2, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

A little like our Founding Fathers, who faced their own “taxing” issues back...

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Harvest is in our sights

June 19, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

In the nut business, staying ahead is the name of the game. If you are in...

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Double down to protect your crops before harvest

June 5, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

We are in the final stretches of our 2019 crop season and I am hearing...

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Ants are coming for your nuts…

May 15, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

Pavement ants are a mere 0.13 inches long and their cousin, the southern...

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Scout, Scout, Scout

May 1, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

The good thing about many of the pests that affect your crops is that they...

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Control spring pests

April 18, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

The earwigs this year are as plentiful as ever. A few days ago, an...

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New insect control, PTB and Nematodes

April 3, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

Spring is in full swing and so are the pests that come with it. Peach twig...

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Watch for worms, nematodes, earwigs and disease

March 20, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

It is the second day of a new season and the weather is warming up quickly....

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Wet weather makes spring disease monitoring critical

March 6, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

This is the wettest winter we’ve had in recent memory. This means that...

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Time to monitor for peach twig borers

February 21, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

The time for peach twig borer (PTB) is almost here and scouting is in order....

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Prepare for spring disease pressures now

February 5, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

Spring is just six weeks away and with it comes typical seasonal disease...

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Control nematodes when planting new trees

January 16, 2019

By John Wood, Certis Biologicals Regional Manager

I hope your holidays were enjoyable and that 2019 has started off well. As...

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