The biopesticide company, Certis USA, presented the non-profit Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CRDF) with a check for $20,000 to help fund research projects in an effort to find a cure for huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening). The presentation was made during the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference that took place at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.
“Under the Certis for Citrus program, Certis USA makes a donation to CRDF based on
every pound of Kocide® 3000 or Kocide® 2000 copper fungicide purchased by a Florida citrus grower from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018,” said Joe Craig, Certis USA regional manager-Florida Gulf. “Florida citrus growers have been longtime users and supporters of Kocide. Certis USA wants to show our appreciation and support the fight against HLB.”
John Arthington, CRDF interim chief operating officer, said, “CRDF appreciates that Certis continues to show its support for the HLB fight and to contribute towards the financial support that is so important to the success of the foundation. Proceeds from this program will be invested directly into moving solutions to the field.”
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