What are Biorationals?
Biorationals are registered plant protection products generally derived from the natural environment, offering improved benefits for plants, people and the planet, which are increasingly important factors for Integrated Crop Production to satisfy requirements of the value chain and consumers.
Certis Europe’s ambition is to grow biorational products to 25% of its sales by 2022.
The most important indoor and outdoor crops covered in this Portfolio are fruiting vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, melons; leafy vegetables such as salads and herbs; and all kinds of berries and cane fruits, for example strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Ornamentals, nurseries, flower bulbs and other horticultural crops are also included.
Key Biorational & Horticulture Brands:
a microbiological fungicide based on Bacillus ameloliquifaciens strain CX-9030
effective against Powdery Mildew and Botrytis
a botanical insecticide based on azadirachtin
effective against whitefly and thrips
a microbiological insecticide based on Beauveria bassiana strain GHA
effective against thrips, whitefly and mites
a botanical insecticide based on pyrethrum
effective against sucking pests like aphids
a plant growth regulator based on daminozide to reduce stretching of plants
a fungicide based on mepanipryrim
effective against Botrytis and powdery mildew
a miticide based on cyflumetofen
only effective against mites
a fungicide based on thiophanate-methyl
effective against Fusarium, Botrytis
an insecticide based on formetante
effective against thrips
Integrated Crop Management
In the Biorationals and Horticulture portfolio we fit the best products, biorationals alone or in combination with conventional products, to the needs of the consumer and retailer now and in the future. Our Integrated Crop Management programmes for indoor and outdoor crops deliver solutions that support sustainable production and meet stringent food safety requirements. Benefits include the minimization of residues in the produce, low risk of resistance development and increased safety for workers and the environment.