KitoGreen approved for organic agriculture

Tue 12/12/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

Belgian manufacturer KitoZyme has hailed the European Commission’s approval of its KitoGreen plant protection product in organic farming as a “significant advancement in the world of organic agriculture”. The Commission officially amended Regulation (EU) 2023/2229 affecting KitoGreen, which is derived from aspergillus niger.

In a statement, the company said: “Originally acclaimed for its non-animal origin, non-GMO, vegan and eco-friendly elicitor properties, KitoGreen has been recognised as a Basic Substance for Plant Protection since 2022. The recent amendment published by the European Commission highlights the inclusion of fungal chitosan in organic farming, a testament to KitoZyme’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.”

KitoGreen will give EU farmers an important new tool. “It offers an effective solution for plant diseases through its eliciting properties, perfectly aligned with the principles of organic farming,” KitoZyme stated.

KitoZyme said it had demonstrated the efficacy of KitoGreen in preventing fungal and bacterial diseases on a wide variety of crops, including vegetables, grapes and berries.

“Besides foliar applications, we are delighted by the good results emerging from seed treatments, as well as post-harvest usages,” said business development manager Guillaume Deleixhe.

KitoZyme said its initial aim was to make KitoGreen available for organic farmers across all 27 EU nations, while actively exploring partnerships to enhance the product’s reach and impact.


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