First organic fungicide for control of Black Sigatoka in banana

Stockton-Agrimor Philippines, Inc. a member of the Stockton Group (STK), announced today that the Philippine’s Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards has approved the full registration of Timorex Gold® use in Black Sigatoka disease.

Growers in the Philippines will now have an effective organic fungicide for the control of Black Sigatoka in conventional and organic production of banana and plantain. Timorex Gold® is an excellent rotational tool for effective Resistance Management. By incorporating it regularly, Timorex Gold® helps to reduce the overall chemical load and harmful residue levels in the plant. Timorex Gold® is an eco-friendly biofungicide. It leaves no residue in the soil, water or air.

“This is an important breakthrough for the Philippines,” said Arturo A. Alejar Jr., Country Manager of Stockton-Agrimor Philippines, Inc. “In the Philippines, Timorex Gold® is the 1st organic fungicide for Black Sigatoka registered in pursuant of Republic Act 10068 otherwise known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010.”

Timorex Gold® was also certified to be in compliance with the organic standards by the OCCP (Organic Certification Center of the Philippines).The certificate of registration is valid for three years until June 2018.

During field trials, Timorex Gold® has demonstrated multiple sites of action and powerful prophylactic and curative efficacy against Black Sigatoka with exceptional performance in the most intense disease pressure conditions. It offers a unique advantage under stress conditions caused by Mycosphaerella fijiensis in its different infectious stages.

Timorex Gold® is certified by leading organic associations worldwide, does not damage beneficial insects, and is a fully secure product for aerial spray application and other conventional methods. It addresses the banana growers’ requirements for a greener and sustainable agricultural environment.

The Stockton Group (STK) will be launching Timorex Gold® on Thursday, July 30 in Davao City, Philippines.

For more information:
Judy Jamuy
Stockton Agrimor AG
Tel: +972 3 5769600
Fax: +972 3 5769601
Mob: +972 52 7599242 


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