AMVAC has appointed Certis Europe BV its primary European distribution partner for its soil nematicide/insecticide Mocap (Ethoprophos), acquired from Bayer Crop Science, LLC in December 2010. Certis Europe has been granted exclusive distribution rights to Mocap in its direct sales territory that includes the UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Mocap is a leading soil nematicide/insecticide that is registered in 50 countries where it is used to combat many nematode and insect species in a wide range of crops.
Certis Europe is well-positioned in the high value fruit and vegetable crops that are important for Mocap and has considerable expertise in this market sector gained through marketing of Kanesho Soil Treatment’s range of soil fumigant products as part of the Certis CleanStart range.
Alfredo Peláez, director of international business for AMVAC commented: “We are pleased to be working with Certis Europe on this new opportunity and to be able to continue our long-standing commercial relationship for many more years.”
Kevin Price, corporate marketing manager for Certis Europe stated: “Mocap presents an exciting new opportunity for Certis and fits well with our existing portfolio in potatoes, fruit and vegetables in both Northern and Southern Europe. Mocap is an important tool for growers to control a number of yield and quality-limiting nematode and insect species. It provides a good complement to our range of soil treatment and foliar insecticide products and is a welcome addition to our portfolio.”