COLUMBIA, MD — July 24, 2012 —The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA-DPR) has issued a certificate of registration allowing the use of Double Nickel 55™ fungicide by state farmers. Double Nickel is a new generation of bacterial biofungicide based on Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain D747 (Ba D747). The U.S. EPA registered it for use in December 2011. Another formulation, Double Nickel™ LC, is expected to be approved for use by the CA-DPR in the near future. Available for conventional as well as organic production, Double Nickel is NOP approved and OMRI® Listed.
Double Nickel is used to control powdery mildew, Botrytis and bacterial diseases of fruiting and leafy vegetables, grapes, strawberries and tree fruit. It protects plant surfaces both above the ground, as well as below. Double Nickel is highly potent, compared to other bacterial-based biofungicides, which allows growers to use lower and more economical application rates. Its formulation resists foaming and leaves no visible spray residue on the foliage or fruit.
About Certis USA
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer, innovative developer, and marketer, of a comprehensive line of distinctive and proven biopesticide products sold in more than 50 countries today for use in specialty agricultural, horticultural and the home and garden markets. Certis USA products provide essential solutions by meeting the challenges faced by today’s growers around the globe. For more information about Certis USA, visit CertisBio.com and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.