Oro Agri has launched its new insecticide/acaricide Oroganic at HortiContact in Gorinchem, The Netherlands.
The plant protection product was recently approved by the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products (CTGB) and is based on orange oil, an active substance of natural origin. The product is authorised for use on tomato, peppers, chilli, cucurbitaceae and ornamentals in glasshouses and greenhouses.
Insects controlled include by the product include: spider mites, whiteflies, thrips, aphids, scaly insects and mealybugs. Further uses, registrations and label extensions are in the pipeline, as well as several fungicide uses which include Botrytis, Powdery and Downy mildew, for use on both outdoor and indoor crops. It also leaves no residue, has no defined pre-harvest interval (PHI), and is safe to use with biological control programs as it has low impact on beneficial insects and mites.
Carol Pullen, general manager of Oro Agri in Europe, commented: “I am very enthusiastic about the launch of this new formulation. It is an improved version of our PREV-AM formulation which has been very successfully used in Southern Europe for more than three years. The Oroganic label will expand our portfolio throughout Europe, as we have registrations pending in more than 20 countries. We truly believe that it perfectly fits with our mission statement, which aims at bringing innovative and environmentally preferable crop protection solutions to the marketplace. We thank CEBECO, one of our distributors in The Netherlands, for its help at the trade show and we are excited about the positive response we have received from so many growers interested in our new product.”