PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stockton Colombia, a subsidiary of Stockton STK will be present at the ExpoEspeciales Café de Colombia 2016, from October 5 to 8, 2016 in Bogota. This is the most important fair in Colombia and Latin America specializing in promotion of specialty coffees. The event covers the entire coffee value chain and provides a stage to introduce and showcase the benefits of Timorex Gold® to the coffee industry.
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 plant's natural defenses. Timorex Gold® is being used in coffee producing countries in Latin America for the control of coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), ojo de gallo (Mycena citricolor) and Cercospora (Cercospora coffeicola).
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.
On May 2015, Timorex Gold® was approved by the Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) in Colombia. Ever since then, Stockton Colombia has been positioning the product in major coffee-growing areas of Huila, Antioquia and Nariño. Timorex Gold® is certified by important organic entities, such as ECOCERT, BCS, CERES, among others.
"Climate changes, unpredictable rainfall and variation in disease cycles, among others, are negative impacts coffee production faces," said Guy Elitzur, CEO of Stockton. "Timorex Gold® will provide the growers a valuable tool for managing and controlling coffee diseases year-round 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. Please click here to view their testimonies.
Stockton supports the cause of the Rainforest Alliance and Global G.A.P. and believes in the development of eco-friendly solutions and good agriculture practices, which minimize negative environmental impacts of farming operations.
Timorex Gold® is the Smart Way to Grow.
Stockton (STK) specializes in the development, manufacturing and marketing of botanical-based biopesticides. Its core focus is on the incorporation of these biopesticides into integrated agriculture spraying programs that use conventional chemical products, thus creating a balanced, cleaner and sustainable agricultural environment.
Stockton is a global company established in 1994 and has an active R&D Center for the development of future natural products for crop protection. Its unique research and development center in Israel invests substantial resources in developing 'green' products. Stockton has a variety of products adapted to different agro ecological areas, biological parameters and regulatory guidelines.
Stockton's flagship product Timorex Gold® is used to control a broad spectrum of diseases in diverse crops. The product demonstrates an efficacy equivalent to chemical fungicides and is suitable to be use in conventional and organic agriculture. Timorex Gold® is registered and sold in over 30 countries.
SOURCE Stockton STK