Eastman submits Eden Research’s nematicide Cedroz™ applications
Eden Research plc (AIM: EDEN) recently announced that its distribution partner, Eastman Chemical (“Eastman”), has announced the submission of the regulatory dossiers for its new nematicide, Cedroz™(geraniol + thymol). Cedroz will be a new tool for farmers to control a wide range of economically important nematodes.
The first product dossiers were submitted to the authorities in Israel, Europe, and Mexico for the use in fruit and vegetable farming against root knot nematodes. The first sales are expected towards the end of 2019.
Cedroz is an innovative formulation based on specific nature-identical terpenes and based on an encapsulation technology which was developed and patented by Eden Research plc (“Eden”). Eastman is Eden’s exclusive partner for the development and distribution of this product in more than 25 key countries around the world. The favourable toxicological regulatory profile of Cedroz will provide a high level of flexibility on the timing of application for farmers and comfort for the workers. In all regulatory trials completed, no residues were found in the crops at harvest.
Sean Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Eden, said: “We are very pleased with the progress that Eastman has made with the far-reaching registration of Cedroz in their territories. They have proven themselves to be a dedicated and efficient partner, and in tackling such a large undertaking, they are building an impressive platform for the commercialization of Cedroz as an important solution to the challenges that nematodes create for farmers globally”.
Guy Van Den Bossche, General Manager of Eastman’s Crop Protection business, said: “Eastman is a leading supplier in soil disinfection for high value crops, and extending our portfolio worldwide with this new post-planting nematicide is an exciting step for our customers. The sustainable profile and the agronomical performance of Cedroz offers a solution to the challenges in the soil treatment market and broader societal need for increasing sustainability in crop protection.”