Certis Europe and Ceradis Crop Protection B.V. announced that they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to distribute Ceradis’ new, innovative bio-sulfur fungicide CeraSulfur in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Certis Europe is a leading biorational company in Europe with experienced teams working across Central and Eastern European countries in support of farmers and growers. Its’ initial focus will be in implementing CeraSulfur in spray programs to control powdery mildew on grapes and Septoria on wheat.
CeraSulfur SC is a groundbreaking product, the first sulfur fungicide derived from agricultural sources. The sulfur is made by bacteria that turn hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a byproduct of biogas production, into elemental sulfur. With the origin of the process being farm waste, this organic and circular (“farm to farm”) sulfur has a different chemical structure and a smaller particle size, making it more effective than conventional sulfur. It also has a hydrophilic nature as opposed to conventional sulfur, which is hydrophobic, making it far easier to handle and combine with other products. In summary, CeraSulfur offers the grower a no dust, less residue, great mixability, easy tank cleaning as well as a lower sulfur quantity needed for same efficacy application. This unique and patented product was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious 2020 Sival Innovation Competition in France.
"We are proud to bring innovation to one of crop protection’s oldest active ingredients, Sulfur. We see a strong interest in CeraSulfur. After launching in France and Italy, we have recently added more countries and more distributors. Now, we look forward to working with Certis Europe to ensure a successful launch of CeraSulfur in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia and to potentially add more countries and products to our cooperation." states Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis.
“CeraSulfur is an innovative product that meets the trend in conventional and organic farming to use active ingredients from sustainable sources and production and has proved its efficacy in field trials. We are very pleased to collaborate with Ceradis and work with them to help realise our vision for the future of crop protection in Europe" says Pedro Michelin, Portfolio Product Manager of Certis Europe.