Certis USA, a big player in the world of biopesticides, has donated $20,000 to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CRDF) to help fund the non-profit’s research aimed at finding a cure for huanglongbing (citrus greening).
The check was presented by Dr. Michael Dimock, Certis USA Vice-President of Field Development to CRDF officials, Rick Dantzler, COO, and Larry Black, Board President, at the organization’s board meeting held during the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. on June 12.
“We are grateful to be part of the CRDF’s goal of finding a cure for HLB through our annual “Certis for Citrus” program,” said Mike Allan, Certis USA Vice-President, North America. “The Florida citrus community has overwhelmingly supported and used Kocide® as an important part of controlling bacterial and fungal diseases in growers’ orchards. Certis USA is pleased to contribute to the research efforts to enhance disease control options through our annual donation to the CRDF.”
Under the “Certis For Citrus program” Certis USA has made a donation to CRDF based on every pound of Kocide® 3000-O or Kocide® 2000-O copper fungicide purchased by a Florida citrus grower in the year prior.