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Company President David Selakovic Announces Vegalab Expansion Into California Market

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND –  Vegalab, an international leader in non-toxic, organic horticulture solutions, has announced that with the successful conclusion of several on-site trials this fall, they are officially entering the California market. The Switzerland-based company managed by President, David Selakovic, offers a wide variety of agricultural products for home and commercial gardeners designed to both, boost harvests and fight pests and disease. The company’s all-natural fungicides, pesticides, and fertilizers deliver excellent results without any harmful chemicals or toxic residue.

In September 2014, Vegalab launched a series of fungicide and pesticide trials under Selakovic’s supervision in different areas across California. Crops including avocado, cucumber, organic and conventional strawberries and ornamental plants were treated for a variety of infections. Vegalab’s scientists observed that the applications were not only effective at combatting the conditions, but in many instances the products created long-term residual effects after the first application, sometimes maintaining their effectiveness and not needing a second application. The trials tested Vegalab’s all-natural line of fungicide and pesticide solutions called Mildew Control, Spore Control, and Spider Mite Control. The active ingredient in Mildew Control is geraniol, extracted from geranium plants, which provides potent results without negative environmental impact. Spore Control uses thymol, which is derived from thyme plants. Spider Mite Control is produced from a combination of natural cottonseed extracts, rosemary oil extracts and geraniol.

“California represents a $36 billion per year agricultural economy, the largest in the world, producing nearly half of the nuts, fruits and vegetables grown in the US,” explains David Selakovic. “Our company is poised to enter this enormous market, with an all-natural product that has been thoroughly field-tested. We are confident that commercial growers will benefit from our safe, cost-effective treatment options.” The first trial in California was conducted on September 5th at a farm in Oxnard. One acre of strawberries that were 80% infected with powdery mildew received an application of Vegalab’s Mildew Control (foliar application). Only a few days later, visual evaluation showed 90% control, and even a month later, the crop was clean and needed no second application. Four more trials on farms in Santa Maria and Oxnard testing the effectiveness of Mildew and Spore Control on strawberries and Spider Mite Control on avocado trees proved to be equally successful, leading to Selakovic’s decision to launch Vegalab products into the Californian market.

In his role as President, David Selakovic has led Vegalab onto the road to international success, overseeing the development of new products in the laboratories in Geneva and managing the company’s expansion into new countries’ markets all over the world.

Vegalab LLC Enters the California Market with Successful Trials

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West Palm Beach, FL- November 04, 2014- Vegalab the formulator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability today announces that they are officially entering the California market after the success of several trials conducted early this fall.

Starting this past September, Vegalab began a series of trials on crops in farms around the state with successful results. Crops including organic and conventional strawberries, cucumber, avocado, and ornamentals were treated for a variety of infections. Vegalabs agronomists and soil scientists observed that the products used for the trials were not only effective at combating destructive diseases such as fungus and mildew, but that in many instances the products created long term residual effects well beyond the initial application. In some cases a second application was never needed.

The success of our trials in California is a testament to the quality of our all natural products and a huge step forward for our company. California is the nations largest agricultural market with more than $36 billion a year in sales and produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

The trials were conducted with Vegalabs all natural line of fungicide and pesticide products called Mildew ControlSpore Control and Spider Mite Control. Mildew Control uses extracts of geranium plants as the active ingredient to reach the highest level of efficacy while greatly reducing the environmental impact of using this product. Spore Control uses Thymol as a fungicidal agent and offers a safer alternative to chemical pesticides that can often be dispersed in runoff and cause subsequent contamination. Spider Mite Control uses natural cottonseed and rosemary oil extracts, in combination with geraniol, as the active ingredient.

The first trial was conducted on a farm in Oxnard, CA on strawberries 80% infected with Powdery Mildew. Vegalab applied its Mildew Control product (foliar application) on September 5th over one acre of land. Four days later the first visual evaluation showed 90% control. A month later the crop was clean and a second application was not needed. The product created a positive residual effect that lasted four weeks.

The second trial was conducted on a farm in Santa Maria on strawberries that were 35% infected with Powdery Mildew. Vegalab once again applied its Mildew Control product (foliar application) on October 6th over 16 acres of open field. Three days later the first visual evaluation showed 95% control and no disease progress. By October 23, the crop was clean and there were no more symptoms.

With the success of the Mildew Control on strawberries, Vegalab began trials on cucumbers. On October 1st, Vegalab sprayed 1 acre of cucumbers in a farm in Carpinteria. The crop, which was old and ready for its last harvest, was 95% infected. Vegalab wanted to see how Mildew Control worked under such highly infected conditions. On October 10th the first visual evaluation showed 70% control and no disease progress. This trial is being repeated on a newer crop.

Vegalab also conducted trials with its Spore Control product. The first was conducted on a farm in Santa Maria on strawberries 15% infected with a fungus disease; which causes plants to wilt and die. Vegalab applied (foliar application) its Spore Control product over one acre of land on October 6th. By October 23rd no more wilted strawberry plants were observed. There was also no phytotoxic effect to flowers or leaves.

The final trial was conducted on a farm in Oxnard on avocados infected with spider mites. On October 6th five avocado plants (separated by various rates of application) were sprayed with Spider Mite Control. On October 11th, the spider mite mortality rate was evaluated for each rate with positive results. In the area treated with the full rate on average 1.3 spider mites were alive and 16 dead.

 

Vegalab to Participate in the CAPCA Conference in California

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Vegalab the formulator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability, announced today that they will be showcasing their all natural line of sustainable products at this years California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) in Anaheim, CA October 19-21 at booth 915.

Each year thousands of California Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) attend the CAPCA Conference. This years theme is theGreen Zoneand will feature a series of guest speakers that will discuss pertinent topics affecting the pest management industry today. More than 1,000 licensed PCAs and agriculture professionals from around the country are expected to attend.

Vegalab will be on hand with their environmentally sustainable products that combat a variety of plant diseases, pests, and nutritional deficiencies affecting commercial farmers. Two of Vegalabs agronomists, Shea Dunifon-Porta and Alejandro Palma, are presenting on the first day and will speak about three of their geraniol based products; Nematode ControlSpore Control and Mildew Control.

Vegalabs Nematode Control product recently proved to be highly effective in fighting harmful nematodes infestations. Nematode Control is Vegalabs next generation nematicide that s built around their patented proprietary micronization and amplification technologies. Initial compatibility testing on a wide range of crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and strawberries showed over 80% efficacy. In addition to Nematode Control, other Vegalab products at the show include Spider Mite Control, Larva Bio Control, and their line of Boost products among others.

Vegalab will also feature their SUPREME GROWERS line of all natural and organic soil amendments. Rooted in more than 20 years of gardening experience and wisdom, Supreme Growersproducts are made in the USA, are all-natural and are good for year round indoor and outdoor use.

Vegalab the formulator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability, announced today that they will be showcasing their all natural line of sustainable products at this years California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) in Anaheim, CA October 19-21 at booth 915.

Each year thousands of California Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) attend the CAPCA Conference. This years theme is theGreen Zoneand will feature a series of guest speakers that will discuss pertinent topics affecting the pest management industry today. More than 1,000 licensed PCAs and agriculture professionals from around the country are expected to attend.

Vegalab will be on hand with their environmentally sustainable products that combat a variety of plant diseases, pests, and nutritional deficiencies affecting commercial farmers. Two of Vegalabs agronomists, Shea Dunifon-Porta and Alejandro Palma, are presenting on the first day and will speak about three of their geraniol based products; Nematode ControlSpore Control and Mildew Control.

Vegalabs Nematode Control product recently proved to be highly effective in fighting harmful nematodes infestations. Nematode Control is Vegalabs next generation nematicide that s built around their patented proprietary micronization and amplification technologies. Initial compatibility testing on a wide range of crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and strawberries showed over 80% efficacy. In addition to Nematode Control, other Vegalab products at the show include Spider Mite Control, Larva Bio Control, and their line of Boost products among others.

Vegalab will also feature their SUPREME GROWERS line of all natural and organic soil amendments. Rooted in more than 20 years of gardening experience and wisdom, Supreme Growersproducts are made in the USA, are all-natural and are good for year round indoor and outdoor use.

Vegalab the formulator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability, announced today that they will be showcasing their all natural line of sustainable products at this years California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) in Anaheim, CA October 19-21 at booth 915.

Each year thousands of California Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) attend the CAPCA Conference. This years theme is theGreen Zoneand will feature a series of guest speakers that will discuss pertinent topics affecting the pest management industry today. More than 1,000 licensed PCAs and agriculture professionals from around the country are expected to attend.

Vegalab will be on hand with their environmentally sustainable products that combat a variety of plant diseases, pests, and nutritional deficiencies affecting commercial farmers. Two of Vegalabs agronomists, Shea Dunifon-Porta and Alejandro Palma, are presenting on the first day and will speak about three of their geraniol based products; Nematode ControlSpore Control and Mildew Control.

Vegalabs Nematode Control product recently proved to be highly effective in fighting harmful nematodes infestations. Nematode Control is Vegalabs next generation nematicide that s built around their patented proprietary micronization and amplification technologies. Initial compatibility testing on a wide range of crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and strawberries showed over 80% efficacy. In addition to Nematode Control, other Vegalab products at the show include Spider Mite Control, Larva Bio Control, and their line of Boost products among others.

Vegalab will also feature their SUPREME GROWERS line of all natural and organic soil amendments. Rooted in more than 20 years of gardening experience and wisdom, Supreme Growersproducts are made in the USA, are all-natural and are good for year round indoor and outdoor use.