OHP signs marketing agreement with Vestaron

March 1, 2017

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February 21, 2017 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – OHP, Inc. a leading marketer of crop protection solutions for the production ornamentals market, announces a new partnership with Vestaron Corp. of Kalamazoo, MI.

Under the terms of the agreement effective immediately, OHP will market Spear® O, a greenhouse bioinsecticide that controls thrips, whiteflies, and spider mites, pests that are regularly cited as toughest to control for greenhouse ornamental growers.

We are excited to bring Spear O to the market as another tool for the greenhouse ornamental grower,” says Dan Stahl, OHP vice president and general manager. “Whether a grower relies on conventional or a biological insecticide approach or a combination of the two, Spear O is a great choice.”

Vestaron is a privately-held biotechnology company that specializes in the development of safe and effective bioinsecticides derived from naturally-occurring peptides.

We are very enthusiastic about partnering with OHP to commercialize this product,” says Vestaron CEO John Sorenson. “OHP has a strong reputation in this segment of the market and we expect the relationship to be a very fruitful one. I can’t think of a better company to bring the safety and effectiveness of this biological insecticide to growers throughout the U.S.

Spear O should be used in much the same manner as other insect and mite control products, notes Dr. Carlos Bográn, OHP technical manager. “Growers are accustomed to treating regularly for insect and mite control. We recommend that Spear O be used as part of a pest management program utilizing different products with dissimilar modes of action,” says Dr. Bográn. Spear O is a toxin-derived bioinsecticide that provides effective control of these three pests without harming honey bees, fish, birds, humans, and other mammals.

It’s the first time that a venom-peptide has been developed for use as a bioinsecticide,” notes Dr. Bográn.

With a dual mode of action, resistance to the bioinsecticide is unlikely to develop, says Dr. Bográn.

More information may be found at vestaron.com.

(Spear O is a registered trademark of Vestaron Corp.)

 

Bayer to acquire Monsanto for $66 billion

September 15, 2016

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The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including Monsanto shareholder approval of the merger agreement and receipt of required regulatory approvals. Closing is expected by the end of 2017. The companies will work diligently with regulators to ensure a successful closing. In addition, Bayer has committed to a USD 2 billion reverse antitrust break fee, reaffirming its confidence that it will obtain the necessary regulatory approvals.

Read more at the Bayer website

 

Triathlon® BA receives OMRI certification

May 11, 2016

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OHP is proud to announce that Triathlon BA biofungicide is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Triathlon BA receives OMRI certificationfor organic use.

“While Triathlon BA complies with the USDA for organic production, the OMRI listing is a very important additional certification,” notes OHP vice president of sales Terry Higgins. Triathlon BA is enjoying great success with growers across the country in both organic and traditional growing systems.

Triathlon BA is a broad-spectrum preventative biofungicide for control of a wide variety of fungal and bacterial diseases on ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices grown in greenhouses, nurseries, and shade houses.

Triathlon BA is also an excellent product to include in your fungicide rotation program and it is compatible with most insecticides and with other fungicides.

 

OHP, Inc. & Bayer ES change marketing relationship

October 12, 2015

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October 11, 2015 – OHP, Inc. and Bayer Crop Science announced today that they will terminate their long-standing, marketing agreement effective October 31, 2016. OHP, Inc. has been the exclusive marketer of Bayer products into the U.S. Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse market for over 26 years.

 

“Bayer and OHP have had a mutually rewarding relationship for the past 26 years and OHP has done an excellent job of building and servicing Bayer products” says Gilles Galliou, President, Bayer Environmental Science North America. “While we value our partnership with OHP, Bayer Environmental Science has made a strategic decision to fully service the turf and ornamental market utilizing our internal resources.”

 

OHP will continue to service the full line of Bayer products through October 31, 2016. After that date OHP will continue to market Marathon G, Marathon 60 and Marathon II Insecticides, Discus Insecticide, Decathlon Insecticide and OHP Chipco 26019 N/G Fungicide sourced from Bayer. “Our partnership with Bayer has been an important part of the OHP business over the years and we look forward to working together with them going forward on selected products” says Ron Soldo, President and CEO of OHP. “While we regret having the opportunity to develop new products from Bayer, our overall mission is to provide our customers with a wide range of solution based technology and we will continue to do this for long into the future.”

 

OHP and Bayer will continue to work closely together over the next year to ensure that all customer needs are met through the transition period.

 

About OHP, Inc.

OHP, Inc. is a privately held company that is a leader in targeting, developing and marketing products to the U. S. Nursery and Greenhouse market.

 

About Bayer Crop Science

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 9,494 million (2014) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 23,100 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

 

OMRI.org launches new website

September 21, 2015

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OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) over the weekend launched an updated website. The organization mentions the new site features faster and more responsive search features for organic products and materials use under the United States and Canadian organic standards. Head on over to the new site here.

For more information on OHP’s OMRI listed products like Triact 70 and Azatin O click here.