Ceradis launches MusaCare in Costa Rica and Colombia
May. 10, 2012
MusaCare® has been developed over the past 10 years by researchers in Wageningen, the Netherlands and Bogota, Colombia. “Together with our field research in Colombia and Costa Rica, we have worked hard to develop a more environmental friendly way to higher yields in banana.” said Wim van der Krieken, CEO of Ceradis. "MusaCare® provides essential nutrient elements such as Potassium and Phosphor to banana and at the same time stimulates the natural plant defense against a large number of pathogenic fungal and oomycetal diseases”.
Research in Costa Rica and Colombia has confirmed that multiple applications of MusaCare® will reduce the need for conventional chemical fungicides in banana plantations. MusaCare® supports farmers in their integrated pest management programs and allows them to lower their fungicide use. Also in organic farming, MusaCare® can be an important tool to keep the banana plants healthy. Due to the mineral and organic nature of MusaCare®, the product is safe for user and environment and does not have residue restrictions, pre-harvest or re-entry limitations.
The unique and patent specialty fertilizer for banana, MusaCare®, is currently registered in Costa Rica and Colombia. Ceradis plans to extend the registration to Ecuador, Honduras and Guatemala in 2012.
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