Friday, November, 16, 2018 02:59:54

Certis USA has successfully completed the construction and start-up of a new azadirachtin packaging and formulation facility, which is situated in the company’s factory in Wasco, California. The facility, said to consist a state-of-the-art system, would allow the company to produce biopesticides of the highest quality and expand its capacity for Neemix® 4.5 insect growth regulator production.

For the record, Neemix® 4.5 is a neem seed-based bioinsecticide which is extensive used by conventional and organic growers of tree fruit and nuts, vegetables, grapes and other specialty crops. The product is NOP approved and OMRI® Listed and has exclusive mode of action which is effective on aphids, whiteflies, thrips, leafminers, mites, besides several other pests.

Technically, Neemix 4.5 acts as an insect regulator, controlling the immature stages of pests prior to them becoming reproductive adults. The product is also knowing to reduce damage by deterring feeding in every stage of an insect’s life, including adults and by repelling them.

Company reports state that Certis USA has a vertically integrated in-house system for producing neem biopesticides, right from its joint venture in India to its neem oil and azadirachtin formulation, purification and packaging facility in the Wasco factory. Its Indian joint venture company is responsible for sourcing the seeds, as well as cleaning, extracting and processing.

Certis USA Vice President, Dr. Jacob Eyal had said that for naturally sources products like neem biopesticides, it is necessary for having control and traceability of the company’s products right from seed sourcing to formulation and packaging. The company has taken these steps to ensure the quality and purity of its products, Dr. Eyal mentioned.

Certis USA has its headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, and is established itself as a key manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of biopesticide products sold in specialty horticultural and agricultural markets, in addition to the home and garden market. The company’s products offer valuable and sustainable solutions by addressing the difficulties faced by today’s growers.