Seipasa, the Spanish company specialised in the development and formulation of bioinsecticides, biofungicides and biostimulants for agriculture has obtained the extension of phytosanitary registration for its biological fungicide, Fungisei, for its application in vine growing in the Mexican market.
The certification awarded by COFEPRIS, the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks in Mexico, applies to the control of Botrytis cinerea and is additional to the already existing registration of the product in Mexico to control diseases such as Alternaria or powdery mildew in a wide variety of crops.
Fungisei is a fungicide and bactericide of microbiological origin developed from Seipasa's exclusive Bacillus subtilis strain, a microorganism with high fungicidal efficacy in the control of different diseases. In addition to Mexico, the product has obtained phytosanitary registration in the USA, Peru, Morocco, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast.
Fungisei is also in the process of registration in several of the leading markets of Africa, Latin America and Europe where, in this latter case, the active substance that gives rise to the product is classed as Low Risk, according to EU regulations (1107/2009).
Carlos Castro, Seipasa-Mexico sales director states that with this new extension of the Fungisei label, Seipasa will achieve its objective of providing Mexican producers with high value-added solutions to improve the health and final quality of their crops and harvests.
"In Mexico more than 37,000 hectares of grapevines of all the varieties are grown. Mexican wine has become one of the country's most well-known products both at national and international level, and especially in its main export markets of the USA, Japan or Canada", Carlos Castro explains.
Seipasa's sales director in Mexico adds that "Our objective is to provide producers with the best solutions for growing such a strategic crop as grapes have become. Fungisei is a biofungicide that is widely used internationally and one with a proven track record in terms of its efficacy in different agricultural systems worldwide. This new extension of the product’s label to include grapevines confirms Seipasa's commitment to phytosanitary registration and our desire to reach the market with certified, high value-added solutions".
Alliance with Natural Grow
Fungisei is marketed and sold in Mexico via the sales network and technicians of Natural Grow, a firm that specialises in the distribution of certified organic solutions geared towards sustainable, rational, eco-friendly agriculture.
As Carlos Castro points out, Seipasa and Natural Grow have built a solid alliance in Mexico and he highlights its extensive experience of Seipasa's catalogue of products as well as its technical expertise and knowledge of the Mexican market.
"Natural Grow is a great ally in the broadest and most meaningful sense of the word. We share solidly based values on which we have built an alliance to support the future and the transformation that agriculture is undergoing in Mexico. Our mission is to provide valuable solutions for farmers from the point of view of sustainability, cost-effectiveness and efficacy", Carlos Castros underlines.