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Md. biopesticide maker has deal for new product

(AlexLipa /

(AlexLipa /

Certis USA LLC, a maker of biopesticides based in Columbia, has a licensing deal allowing it to make a new product.

The company’s deal with University of Szeged in Hungary is for bacillus mojavensis strain R3B. Certis will develop, make and market it for agricultural and horticultural uses worldwide.

The new pesticide is effective against soil-borne diseases that affect fruits and vegetables, and it is also compatible with copper pesticides, according to Certis.