Certis Europe’s initial focus will be in implementing CeraSulfur in spray programs to control powdery mildew on grapes and Septoria on wheat.
CeraSulfur SC is a sulphur fungicide derived from agricultural sources and is made by bacteria that turn hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a byproduct of biogas production, into elemental sulphur. As a farm waste product, this organic and circular sulphur has a smaller particle size and different chemical structure, making it more effective than conventional sulphur, according to the company. It is also hydrophilic while conventional sulphur is hydrophobic, making it easy to combine with other products.
According to Pedro Michelin, portfolio product manager of Certis Europe, 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 realize our vision for the future of crop protection in Europe" he noted.
Certis and Ceradus report CeraSulfur is easy to handle and offers the grower a no dust, reduced residue, high mixability, and easy tank clean solution along with a lower sulphur quantity than with many other applications.
“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," said Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis.
Ceradis Crop Protection B.V. previously announced CeraSulfur had obtained registration in Italy in February 2021, starting with usage on grapes.