Jun 2, 2021Certis rebrands to include biologicals in its name
To cement its focus on biological crop protection inputs, Certis USA has rebranded itself as Certis Biologicals.
“Certis is the most integrated, full-line provider of biological-based inputs in the agriculture industry,” said Amy O’Shea, president and CEO, through a press release. “Our name needs to reflect our global outlook as well as our wide range of products.”
Certis USA was established in 2001 after Mitsui & Co. acquired Thermo Trilogy. Certis’ legacy companies date back to the 1990s when W.R. Grace pioneered the use of neem technology to create Trilogy, one of the early EPA registrations for neem-based biopesticides.
Certis has a long history of manufacturing innovation with three global manufacturing sites, two in the U.S. and one Joint Venture in India. That global manufacturing history means that Certis has pioneered many of the technologies that make biologicals easy to use and effective.
Certis Biologicals supplies a comprehensive portfolio of biologicals for crop protection in commercial agriculture, garden and greenhouse markets. The company’s legacy products Double Nickel, Deliver, Javelin and Trilogy have continued to thrive and pave the way for innovations including the introduction of LifeGard WG with plant activator technology, which led the way for a new mode of action category — microbial elicitors. A new LifeGard LC formulation is planned for launch in 2021.
Recently, through a partnership with OmniLytics, Certis continued its dedication to innovation with the introduction of bacteriophage technology to combat plant diseases, such as, Fire Blight, Citrus Canker and Tomato Speck and Spot along with providing an effective tool for resistance management. In 2020, Certis Biologicals launched Homeplate, an OMRI-Listed biological herbicide, BoteGHA an OMRI-Listed bioinsecticide, and received OMRI-Listing for OSO biofungicide. This level of continued portfolio growth signals that their dedication to offering innovative biotechnologies in agriculture will remain a top priority.
The company will conduct several events and activities with customers, employees and its communities throughout the year to celebrate the milestone, in addition to celebratory events focused on achievements that have been made possible thanks to their many partners through the first 20 years. To learn more about Certis Biologicals 20th anniversary and its rich history, visit www.certisbio.com/20years.