Stockton STK, which specialises in the development and marketing of botanical based bio pesticides, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Grosafe Chemicals in New Zealand for Timorex Gold.
Timorex Gold has been used successfully on fruit and vegetable crops across many markets, as well as vineyards and table grapes for the control of powdery mildew, while being 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.”