Ceradis Reports Registration for CeraSulfur in Italy, with distribution by its partner DeSangosse
WAGENINGEN, the NETHERLANDS, February 4, 2021
Ceradis Crop Protection B.V. announces its new, innovative bio-sulfur fungicide CeraSulfur has obtained registration in Italy, starting with usage on grapes. The distribution will be done by DeSangosse Italia under the brand name Whisper.
CeraSulfur SC is a groundbreaking product, the first sulfur fungicide derived from agricultural sources. The sulfur is made by bacteria that turn hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a byproduct of biogas production, into elemental sulfur. With the origin of the process being farm waste, this organic and circular (“farm to farm”) sulfur has a different chemical structure and a smaller particle size, making it more effective than conventional sulfur. Also, it has a hydrophilic nature as opposed to conventional sulfur, which is hydrophobic, making it far easier to handle and combine with other products. So CeraSulfur offers the grower a no dust, lower sulfur need, less residue, great mixability and easy tank cleaning application. This unique and patented product was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious 2020 Sival Innovation Competition in France.
“The crop protection industry is facing consistent pressure to switch from chemical to biological pesticides. We have already launched our product in France in 2020 with our partner DeSangosse, under the tradenames Whisper and Kashmir. We are very happy to add more countries, in line with our global ambitions for CeraSulfur, especially with such a strong partner who shares our goal to give farmers alternatives to chemical pesticides. We look forward to working with DeSangosse Italia to ensure a successful launch of CeraSulfur in Italy. Our next goal with DeSangosse will be to broaden the label in France and Italy and obtain registration in Spain.” states Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis.
Ceradis develops and sells innovative environmental-friendly products for plant nutrition & crop protection. We were founded as spin off from Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands). We have developed biofungicides based on macro-organisms or natural products. We have also developed and patented (biological) formulation additives that boost the efficacy of existing Active Ingredients. For chemical Active Ingredients this results in a reduced rate of chemicals use per hectare of farmland and lower residues on the crop, making them more environmentally friendly. For biological Active Ingredients, this can enhance their performance or lower the required dose rate. Ceradis has four technology platforms, on the basis of which it develops products. Some of our products are already successfully being used by farmers for several years. For more information, visit us at www.ceradis.com and follow us at LinkedIn.
Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO