Approve Timorex Gold Biofungicide for the Control of Coffee Rust
The Stockton Group (STK), a leader in plant extract-based crop protection innovation, announced today it’s Timorex Gold Biofungicide has been approved for the control of coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) in Peru. Timorex Gold is being used today in Peru for the control of botrytis on strawberry, black Sigatoka on banana, powdery mildew on pepper, and powdery mildew, sour and gray rot on grapes.
Timorex Gold is a plant extract based on the Melaleuca alternifolia with a unique multi-mode of action that controls fungal and bacterial diseases on various crops. When sprayed on the plant, it activates the plants natural defenses. The natural fungicide stimulates the growth of new shoots and leaves, induces the formation of new tissue, strengthens photosynthetic capacity, and reduces stress and chemical load. It helps coffee growers achieve a sustainable crop, reduce damage caused by coffee leaf rust and meet export requirements. It may be used in tank mixes, in program rotation and as a stand-alone product.
“Due to climate changes and variation in disease cycles, unpredictable rainfall, landslides, higher altitudes, the coffee faces negative impacts on the production. The coffee quality decreases and there are changes in pest and disease management,” said Ziv Tirosh, CEO of Stockton Group. “With all of these uncertainties, coffee growers are going to be more subject to a bad coffee harvest year causing serious economic losses. Timorex Gold will provide the growers a valuable tool for managing and controlling coffee disease during pre- or post-flowering period, without affecting the crop.”
Testimonials from coffee growers in Central America reported how Timorex Gold protected their crops against various coffee diseases. They recounted the benefits the product offers, how it controls the disease and also strengthens the plant.