DAVAO CITY, Philippines, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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.
About the Stockton Group
The Stockton Group (Stockton) specializes in the development and marketing of plant extract-based bio-pesticides. Its core focus is on the incorporation of these bio-pesticides into conventional agriculture spraying programs that use conventional chemical products, thus creating a balanced, cleaner and healthier agricultural environment.
Stockton has an active R&D program for the development of future natural products for crop protection. Its unique research and development center in Israel invests substantial resources in developing 'green' products. Stockton has a variety of products adapted to regional needs, biological parameters and regulatory guidelines, and is active in more than 35 counties worldwide.
Stockton's flagship product Timorex Gold® is used to control a broad spectrum of crop diseases. The product demonstrates an efficacy similar to that of chemical fungicides, and is suitable for use with both conventional and organic crops. Timorex Gold is registered and sold in over 29 countries.
Stockton is a global company established in 1994 as a privately owned company and has a staff of 40 employees in Israel and around 120 employees worldwide. The company has offices in 20 countries and operates in over 40 countries.
SOURCE The Stockton Group (STK)