CIVITAS ONE approved for organic golf course maintenance

By and |  September 17, 2013

CIVITAS says its CIVITAS ONE disease and insect suppression product is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic golf course maintenance practices.

OMRI, a nonprofit organization, determines which products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI listed or approved products may be used on operations that are certified organic under the USDA’s National Organic Program.

“In our opinion, we all have a social responsibility to work towards innovative solutions that will provide product efficacy and help build a sustainable future,” said Oriana Persechini, lawncare category portfolio manager, Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Suncor Energy business. “Acquiring OMRI listing for CIVITAS ONE is just one more way that we’re going beyond today’s standards to transform plant protection for more resourceful growth and continuing to help superintendents do more with less.”

CIVITAS ONE incorporates disease and insect suppression in one formulation. It is a premix of the CIVITAS mineral oil–Synthetic Isoparaffin and CIVITAS Harmonizer–in a 2.5 gallon jug and is available for use in the U.S. for both cool and warm season turf.

“My golf course, Delaware Springs, is located in Burnet, Texas, where I deal with little rainfall and extreme temperatures,” said Superintendent Jason Kelley. “Since I began using CIVITAS ONE in the Fall of 2012, I have not had to hand-water my champions Bermudagrass greens. I believe that CIVITAS ONE has helped the greens to withstand the severe drought we are experiencing in central Texas.”

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