COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Idaho, Oregon and Washington departments of agriculture have granted 24c Special Local Need (SLN) registrations for the use of ManKocide® fungicide/bactericide on carrots grown for seed to prevent bacterial blight. Bacterial blight is a seed-borne disease in carrots that affects seed quality and quantity thus making seeds unharvestable or unmarketable. The majority of the U.S. supply of carrot seeds are grown in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. ManKocide is a protective product and should be applied prior to the establishment of bacterial blight infections for best results. ManKocide is a unique dry flowable formulation combining Kocide® copper fungicide/bactericide and mancozeb fungicide containing 30 percent copper hydroxide plus 15 percent mancozeb. ManKocide is available in 10- and 5-pound bags exclusively from Certis USA.
“ManKocide is a proven, well-trusted fungicide used on a wide variety of crops, including onions, potatoes, vegetables, tree and vine crops,” said Michael Harowitz, Kocide Business Manager. “ManKocide does an excellent job on bacterial blight on carrots grown for seed. Certis USA is proud to be able to help carrot seed growers with these 24c Special Local Need registrations.”
To improve control, seed growers can supplement their ManKocide applications by adding Double Nickel® biofungicide to their tank mixes. OMRI® Listed, Double Nickel provides another layer of protection for bacterial blight for carrot seed grown conventionally or organically.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of biopesticide products and Kocide/ManKocide brand copper fungicides for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets and the home and garden market. Certis USA products provide valuable solutions by meeting the challenges faced by today’s growers who are seeking sustainable alternatives, resistant pest management and harvest solutions, and low pesticide residues for market flexibility and export accessibility. For more information about Certis USA or its products visit www.CertisUSA.com.