Paving the way to global markets
March 2016 – Stockton STK who specialize in the development and marketing of botanical based bio pesticides, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Grosafe Chemicals in New Zealand for Timorex Gold®. The product is currently available in the market to meet the late powdery mildew season in wine grapes.
Timorex Gold® has been used successfully on vineyards and table grapes for the control of powdery mildew, as well as in other fruit and vegetable crops in many overseas markets. It may be used as a standalone product or in rotation with other fungicides. It is harmless to beneficial insects and bees and is safe for human surroundings and the environment.
“The synergy between Grosafe Chemicals and Stockton STK is very high as both companies are committed to the research, development and marketing of bio-based solutions to improve plant health in a wide variety of crops without compromising environmental integrity.” explained Guy Elitzur, CEO of Stockton STK. “This is another significant confirmation of our product’s platform, paving the way for the flow of our new and innovative products and for sustainable crop protection.”
Timorex Gold® has proven prophylactic and curative efficacy against a broad spectrum of diseases in a wide range of crops and is suitable for use in conventional and organic agriculture and can be applied year-round without inducing fungi resistance. Its components provide multiple action mechanisms against fungal and bacterial crop diseases, offering effective and sustainable control.
“This is great news for the New Zealand grape industry, said Mark Yortt, Managing Director of Grosafe Chemicals. Timorex Gold presents a true alternative for grape producers as this natural fungicide enables chemical load reduction and is a highly effective resistance management tool. It’s a new generation of biofungicides which can be integrated into conventional, IPM and organic production.”
Grosafe started trailing the product in New Zealand vineyards in spring 2014 and Yortt expects growers, advisors and retailers will welcome its registration for a number of reasons. Timorex Gold® will complement Grosafe Chemicals comprehensive fungicides’ portfolio, providing growers a unique natural solution for their vineyard production, in line with the industries objective of sustainable production.
Stockton’s flagship product Timorex Gold® is used to control a broad spectrum of diseases in diverse crops. The product demonstrates an efficacy equivalent to chemical fungicides and is suitable to be used in conventional and organic agriculture and is exempt from MRL’s. Timorex Gold® is registered and sold in over 30 countries.
About Grosafe Chemicals
Grosafe Chemicals is a wholly owned New Zealand company established in 1995 to import, formulate and market a range of pastoral, arable, horticultural and brush weed pesticides and plant protection products under the Grosafe®, Agcare® and Hortcare® brands.