AVIV Technical Training Now Available
Summit Agro USA R&D Manager Dr. Eric Tedford has recorded a new technical training video detailing the many advantages offered by AVIV Advanced Microbial Fungicide. Highlights of the video include explanations of how the patented strain of Bacillus subtillis in AVIV works to defeat fungal and bacterial disease in the soil and on the plant surface, and the features which make the award-winning formulation of AVIV so outstanding. Plus, as always, Dr. Tedford goes over several key trials demonstrating the efficacy of AVIV against a variety of diseases.
AVIV is OMRI-listed for organic use, but is also an excellent component of conventional crop protection programs. It delivers broad-spectrum disease control in a wide range of crops. Click here to learn more about AVIV.
Eric Tedford presents SEICAN biopesticide for mite and insect control
Dr. Eric Tedford, R&D manager at Summit Agro USA, has released a new video presentation outlining the key characteristics of SEICAN biopesticide for broad-spectrum mite and insect control. SEICAN is a fast-acting, natural crop protection product labeled for an extensive range of crops. It is OMRI-listed for organic use, and compatible with many beneficial organisms, yet SEICAN is also an excellent fit for conventional agriculture, and is compatible with a wide variety of active ingredients. Watch the video for trial data demonstrating how SEICAN can deliver effective mite and insect control that is comparable to many synthetic products.
SummitAgro USA and Seipasa Announce Exclusive Distributorship
Two leading players in the biologicals crop protection space have announced an exclusive distributorship arrangement. SummitAgro USA will now have the sole rights to Seipasa S.A.’s products for sale in the United States based on this newly signed agreement.
“This partnership between the two companies is based on Seipasa recognizing the strength of SummitAgro and its commitment to providing our partners with innovative crop production solutions to meet the needs of growers across the United States. Alignment with SummitAgro also provides Seipasa access to the strong global opportunities and network that SummitAgro possesses. In addition, it will streamline Seipasa business activities,” said Bill Lewis, president and CEO of Summit Agro USA.
“The infusion of SummitAgro’s resources for these products will be an exciting development for both conventional and organic growers across the U.S. Customers can expect a seamless experience with this distributor agreement in place,” Lewis added. “SummitAgro will work to ensure customers have no disruption of AVIV and SEICAN”.
Pedro Peleato, CEO of Seipasa, expressed his satisfaction with this partnership agreement with Summit-Agro for the distribution of SEICAN and AVIV products. “SummitAgro is perfectly aligned with the main values of our Natural Technology model applied to agriculture. SEICAN and AVIV are two exponents of that model as biological, effective and highly technical solutions for pest and disease control,” said Peleato.
TIMOREX ACT Fungicide Receives California Registration for Fruits and Vegetables
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for TIMOREX ACT fungicide. This OMRI-listed product delivers advanced natural plant disease control in multiple fruit and vegetable crops.
This versatile fungicide from SummitAgro USA is based on a botanical extract of the tea tree plant. A purely organic formulation, TIMOREX ACT is highly effective against a broad spectrum of both foliar and soil-borne diseases.
TIMOREX ACT is a FRAC Code 46 fungicide containing the active ingredient tea tree oil. Because tea tree oil is a natural compound, and formulated with organic approved complementary components, TIMOREX ACT is OMRI listed for organic uses.
“TIMOREX ACT has unique activity against both fungal and bacterial plant pathogens.” explained Eric Tedford, SummitAgro field R&D manager. “Having activity against bacterial diseases as well as fungal diseases is a huge benefit to growers as both pathogens can greatly limit yield and quality and there are not many products available to growers for control of bacterial diseases.”
Tedford added that a useful training module for TIMOREX ACT is accessible at summitagro-usa.com.
SEICAN Biopesticide Receives California Registration
DURHAM, NC — The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted SEICAN biopesticide registration approval for use in the state.
This approval brings to California growers an OMRI-listed miticide-insecticide that is highly effective against multiple pests with high economic impact on the wide variety of crops grown in the state.
“SEICAN is broad spectrum biopesticide based on cinnamaldehyde,” explained Jim Sturges, SummitAgro Western Regional Sales Manager. “SEICAN acts quickly to provide high efficacy at low doses and is ideally suited for conventional, sustainable, and organic farming programs.”
With dual modes of action SEICAN acts by contact on target pests with a repellant effect that prevents new infestations. This new biopesticide offers California growers an excellent alternative to mineral oils and chemical acaricides, Well-suited for resistance management programs, SEICAN also presents a 0-day pre-harvest interval.
Click here to learn more about SEICAN.
GET CONTROL OF MITES, SCALES AND MORE WITH A BROAD-SPECTRUM BIOPESTICIDE THAT’S COMPATIBLE WITH BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS.
SEICAN acts on contact, penetrating and destroying susceptible body parts on mites, scales and other troublesome insects. It is a fast-acting biopesticide in conventional, sustainable and organic programs. SEICAN is an OMRI-listed product.
Seipasa and SummitAgro USA Sign an Alliance to Distribute SEICAN Biopesticide in the USA
Seipasa, the Spanish international company specializing in the development and formulation of biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilizers for agriculture, and SummitAgro USA, dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to the crop protection market, are announcing an agreement for the distribution and market development of SEICAN botanical-based biopesticide throughout the USA.
Under this agreement, SummitAgro USA will market and sell the product formulated and developed by Seipasa. Seican is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is OMRI certified.
Seican presents a dual mode of action as insecticide and acaricide. Developed from a formulation based on substances of botanical origin, Seican provides high efficacy at low doses and is ideally suited for IPM, organic farming and sustainable programs.
Seican is also suitable for resistance management and presents a PHI of 0 days. The product enters the US market to provide farmers with a new and effective biological tool for pest control.
Pedro Peleato, CEO of Seipasa, claimed that “the agreement between Seipasa and SummitAgro USA is a further step in Seipasa’s strategy to access new markets by obtaining new biopesticide registrations. The United States is a key market in our international expansion and SummitAgro USA is an excellent partner to strengthen our position and make progress in the generation of profitable, sustainable and effective solutions for farmers”.
Bill Lewis, President and CEO of SummitAgro USA, also commented,” SummitAgro is very excited for the opportunity to work with Seipasa. The addition of Seican to the existing strong SummitAgro brand family allows SummitAgro to add an excellent biological miticide/insecticide to our strong brand family. We are confident that in coordination with our exclusive distribution partners, Helena Agri Enterprises and the Tenkoz Member Companies, we will be able to effectively deliver Seican to growers across the USA. We are very happy to represent Seican in the US crop protection market”.
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SummitAgro Becomes the Exclusive Partner of STK Botanical Biopesticides and Innovative ‘Hybrids’ in the USA
STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israeli leader in botanical sustainable crop protection, has partnered with SummitAgro U.S.A., which will become the exclusive distributor of STK products in the United States.
Effective immediately, SummitAgro USA will assume the marketing and sales responsibility for STK products in the USA. Currently registered STK products include TIMOREX GOLD® and TIMOREX ACT®. TIMOREX GOLD® is the world’s leading botanical-based biofungicide, used in nearly 40 countries and currently approved for use throughout the USA for a wide range of uses. TIMOREX ACT®, is a new OMRI–listed biofungicide for organic farming and conventional agriculture. Pending registration is REGEV®. REGEV® is the first ‘hybrid’ pre-mixed combination of a botanical-based biopesticide with a chemical pesticide. Comprised of Tee Tree Oil (TTO) and Difenoconazole, REGEV® is already used in approximately 15 countries and has proven activity on a wide range of horticultural and row crops. EPA registration is anticipated in the first quarter of 2020. In addition to the STK products, SummitAgro will also assume the STK non-exclusive rights to sell AVIV® biological fungicide in the US. Already successfully launched in the US, AVIV® offers broad spectrum disease control in key fruit and vegetable crops.
CEO Arye Tennebaum of STK declared, “I am delighted to announce this partnership with SummitAgro. They are a world-class organization, with a great team of highly knowledgeable and dedicated professionals to help fruit and vegetable growers with STK’s cutting edge technologies for plant health and yield growth.”
The President and CEO of SummitAgro USA, Bill Lewis, also commented, stating, “SummitAgro is very excited with this opportunity. The addition of the STK brands to the existing strong SummitAgro brand family will allow SummitAgro to offer a wide range of disease control options. We are confident that in coordination with our exclusive distribution partners, Helena Agri Enterprises and the Tenkoz Member Companies, we will be able to effectively deliver STK’s innovative biological and ‘hybrid’ solutions to growers all across the USA. We know these are outstanding products and we’re very proud to have been selected to represent them in the USA.”
Click these links to learn more about these exciting crop protection products: TIMOREX GOLD • TIMOREX ACT • REGEV • AVIV
Summit Welcomes Two New Team Members
SummitAgro USA, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members as of January 1st, 2016.
Paul Lyon will take on the new role of National Accounts Manager for the US. Paul has extensive experience in the Crop Protection Industry with over 25 years of proven success in Sales, Marketing and National Account Management at Ciba Geigy and Micro Flo/BASF. He has also successfully been involved in the start-up and management of new businesses at Etigra and most recently Tacoma Ag.
Jim Sturges will take on the new role of Regional Manager Western Business Unit. Jim has over 36 years in the Crop Protection Industry and the T&O Industry performing in various positions in Sales, Marketing, Field Development and Key Account Management at Elanco, Dow AgroSciences and most recently AMVAC. Jim will office out of his home in Roseville, California.
Summit is excited to have these two experienced individuals join our team to help give our customers the support they need to launch the new products starting to come out of our pipeline!
Two New Marketing Managers
SummitAgro USA LLC is pleased to welcome two new Marketing Managers, Jon Forbis and Fred Yates, to our growing organization.
Jon Forbis will serve as the Marketing Manager for our Herbicide and Off-Patent Product Portfolio. Jon has over 15 years of experiences in the Crop Protection Industry performing in various positions in Information Systems, Product Development and Marketing at Syngenta, Arysta and most recently at Amvac.
Fred Yates will serve as the Marketing Manager for our Fungicide and Insecticide Product Portfolio. Fred has extensive experience in the Crop Protection Industry with over 30 years of proven success in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Dow, ICI, Zeneca and most recently at Syngenta.
Summit is excited to be moving forward with such dynamic and experienced folks spearheading our expanding and innovative product portfolio. Both gentlemen will be located in Summit’s Durham office.