BioSafe Systems Celebrates Arbor Day!

East Hartford, CT— In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, the employees of BioSafe Systems planted an October Glory Red Maple Tree outside our headquarters, one of the Arbor Day Foundation’s choice trees listed on their guide. It’s a small, local act that allows us to reconnect with the bigger picture and contribute to the global mission. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, conservation, and education organization comprised of a million members, donors, and partners who support programs that make our world greener and healthier. BioSafe Systems’ product development manager, Patrick Clark said, “It was a wonderfully grounding experience to step away from typical work activities, put your hands in the dirt, plant a tree, and exercise one of our company’s core tenets; environmental stewardship.”

We chose the regal maple tree to reflect the values we cherish as a company, as a country, and within the families we employ: strength, endurance, and balance. On average, a single tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year and helps our environment by reducing the effects of climate change, detoxifying poisonous gasses, and balancing atmospheric temperatures. As a company that puts sustainability at its forefront, participating in Arbor Day reinforces the interconnectivity between the work we do, and the communities we serve on the planet we share.

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During the week of Arbor Day, your social post can turn into trees planted! The Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree for EACH Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook post with the hashtag #ArborDay, up to 75,000 trees.

Looking at the hole we dug
After Planting

Dr. Gretchen Pettis Transplants to the Pacific Northwest

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East Hartford, CT—Our esteemed colleague, Dr. Gretchen Pettis, will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Dr. Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of the country. The combination of Dr. Pettis’ scientific knowledge in entomology and extensive familiarity with IPM and biorational solutions will help growers support and navigate everyday operations and big box stores’ sustainability initiatives.

Dr. Gretchen Pettis has already been a critical part of our research and development team educating customers about the biological control of pests and the beneficial uses of other insects to the same end. She’s been a key partner in constructing effective pest control programs across all divisions, especially horticulture, using sustainable bioinsecticide products to protect crops without harmful residues. Her knowledge continues to support BioSafe Systems’ mission as a new Technical Representative to the Pacific Northwest region of the country.

Her fearless nature and curiosity motivate all those who work with her and make her an ideal partner for any grower searching for a knowledgeable expert with a hands-on approach to problem solving. She looks forward to working with distribution partners to expand the impact of BioSafe Systems’ sustainable solutions on all facets of commercial horticulture.


TerraGrow® Liquid, New Microbial Plant Health Promoter

East Hartford, CT— TerraGrow Liquid is a specialty blend of beneficial microbial organisms formulated to invigorate plant health. When applied to the soil, it quickly establishes beneficial microbes in the root zone strengthening the rhizosphere, improving nutrient availability, promoting root growth, and bolstering plant health. When applied to foliage, TerraGrow Liquid stimulates plant growth and vigor, boosts abiotic stress tolerance, supports strong flowering and fruit quality, and improves overall crop health.

To develop our new TerraGrow Liquid, we’ve combined five Bacillus species, well-known beneficial organisms, with inert microbial food and a few of our own biostimulant additions, including protein hydrolysate and kelp extract. The new TerraGrow Liquid is a versatile product for agricultural and horticultural crops applied via chemigation to treat soil mediums and as a foliar spray on plants. TerraGrow Liquid is a diverse tool that should be kept in every grower’s toolbox.

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BioSafe Systems Purchases and Renovates New Innovation Center

East Hartford, CT— BioSafe Systems is expanding our business by investing in property near our East Hartford, CT, headquarters and establishing a new Innovation Center. The Innovation Center will benefit our goals for producing sustainable chemistry, finding new and improved applications, and continue developing new technology for the agribusiness industry. As always, we aim to be the best in supporting our customers and all our efforts are to help them reach success using our tools and chemical solutions.

The repurposed building will house our all-female lab team and the space to advance as a productive research and development team. As we move and evolve as a society and a company, the Innovation Center will also accommodate the engineering department and their technological advancements in equipment and applications of our PAA chemistry.

team at the lab
lab

Sustainability has been a pillar of the company since its formation over twenty years ago. BioSafe Systems took advantage of a locally available space and opted for renovation over new construction. Gratefully, the teams have moved into the Innovation Center and begun their work to better protect people and the planet.

Jeff Kline, our Vice President of Sales says, “We have pioneered PAA uses for horticultural and agricultural applications for over 20 years. We built manufacturing plants to improve response times and reduce our carbon footprint. And now, the beginning of a new phase of research and innovation at BioSafe Systems, which will increase our capacity to serve all our markets. Thank you to our customers who have supported us and believed in us.”

For more information contact BioSafe Systems toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit biosafesystems.com

SaniDate® Sanitizing Wipes

Sanitizing Wipes

SaniDate Sanitizing Wipes are single-use wipes for quick sanitation of hard surfaces and the cleaning of eggshells. This activated peroxide sanitizer is ideal for use in processing facilities, is easy to use and store, and can be handled without PPE.

Active Ingredients

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
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Easily clean, sanitize and deodorize hard surfaces around the home and office. SaniDate Sanitizing Wipes are ideal for children’s play and pet areas. Use them on tables, desks, countertops, toys, tools and more!

  • Use on linoleum, vinyl, porcelain tile, stainless steel, glass and plastic polyethylene
  • Use on egg shells before dip or spray treatments
  • Sanitizes and deodorizes hard, non-porous surfaces
  • Remove gross filth/debris from egg shells
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AzaGuard®

Insecticide / Nematicide

AzaGuard is a non-toxic insecticide and nematicide with a superior active ingredient derived from neem seeds, azadirachtin. It controls insects in the larval, pupal, and nymphal stages by inhibiting growth, feeding, and reproduction. Use on outdoor and indoor flowers, fruit and vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs, and lawns to control over 300 species of insects.

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Active Ingredients

  • Azadirachtin

Certifications

  • cRc Kosher
  • OMRI Listed
  • OMRI-Listed and Kosher certification
  • Immediately effective on insect larvae
  • Leaves no harmful residue, edibles can be picked same day
  • Targets all life stages – immediately effective on insect larvae
Young aphids on deep dark green foliage

AzaGuard is a non-toxic insecticide and nematicide with a superior active ingredient derived from neem seeds, azadirachtin. It controls insects in the larval, pupal, and nymphal stages by inhibiting growth, feeding, and reproduction. Use on outdoor and indoor flowers, fruit and vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs, and lawns to control over 300 species of insects. This plant-based insecticide is OMRI-Listed, which can be conveniently added into any organic gardening regiment. Commercial growers depend on American-made AzaGuard as a killer treatment for pesky bugs.


What is the active ingredient in AzaGuard?

AzaGuard’s primary active ingredient is a highly concentrated 3% Azadirachtin formulation. Azadirachtin, a chemical compound belonging to the liminoid group, is formulated through an extraction process of the neem tree, mainly from the seeds that yield the purest form of the neem extract. AzaGuard’s raw neem oil extract is then put through a complex biosynthesis to create a concentrated, high-grade Azadirachtin formula that yields a higher percentage of critical limonoid components including nimbin, nimbidinin, and salannin.


What is AzaGuard's mode of action?

AzaGuard Insecticide/Nematicide is a versatile IPM tool that allows for field application on over 150+ different fruit and vegetable crops while also being labeled for greenhouse ornamental applications. AzaGuard is most commonly applied in a foliar insecticide program and can be rotated and/or tank-mixed with other synthetic and botanical insecticides. For soil applications AzaGuard can be drenched into the soil profile, as well as chemigated directly through drip irrigation systems to control various subterranean root herbivores. AzaGuard is labeled to be applied through high and low volume sprayers, fogging applications, aerial applicators, and chemigated through various irrigation systems.

  • Usage
    • Lawns
    • Ornamental plants
      • Ornamental Trees
      • Shrubs
      • Plants
      • Bedding Plants
      • Flowers
      • Potted Plants
    • Garden
      • Broccoli
      • Lettuce
      • Spinach
      • Potatoes
      • Sweet Potatoes
      • Radishes
      • Turnips
      • Beans
      • Eggplants
      • Tomatoes
      • Peppers
      • Cucurbits
      • Squash
      • Melons
      • Berries
      • Stone
      • Fruits
      • Apples
      • Pears
      • Garlic
      • Onions
      • Asparagus
      • Corn
      • Herbs
      • Strawberries
  • Efficacy
    • Whiteflies
    • Sawflies
    • Chafers
    • Leafminers
    • Caterpillars
    • Flies
    • Scales
    • Moths
    • Leafhoppers
    • Mealy Bugs
    • Beetles
    • Bugs
    • Grasshoppers
    • Grubs
    • Psyllids
    • Locusts
    • Weevils
    • Aphids
    • Nematodes
    • Mites
    • Borers
    • Thrips
    • Mole Crickets

ZeroTol® HC

Broad Spectrum Algaecide / Bactericide / Fungicide

ZeroTol HC is a broad-spectrum algaecide, bactericide and fungicide peroxyacetic formulated for the homeowner and hobby grower. Protecting plants from diseases has never been easier; ZeroTol HC provides an effective solution for homeowners and gardeners wanting healthier plants and lawns.

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Active Ingredients

  • Peracetic acid

Certifications

  • OMRI Listed
  • Fungicide, bactericide, and algaecide
  • Can be used on all stage of plant growth
  • Kills plant diseases on contact
  • Promotes stronger roots and stems
Tomatoes ripening on the vine

Protecting plants from diseases has never been easier!

ZeroTol HC provides an effective solution for homeowners and gardeners wanting healthier plants and lawns. This OMRI-Listed product adds convenience to organic gardening; the clean chemistry of ZeroTol HC disinfects plants AND tools to help stop the spread of disease from plot to plot. Following the weekly treatment plan with ZeroTol HC helps develop healthy, flourishing, and disease-free flowers, lawns, and produce.

  • Usage
    • Usage
    • Turf
    • Lawns
    • Hydroponics
    • Aquaponics
    • Gardens
    • Landscape beds
    • Surface Treatment
      • Pots
      • Trays
      • Cutting tools
      • Equipment
      • Walkways
      • Floors
      • Walls
      • Watering systems
    • Treatment for plants
      • Flowers
      • Ornamentals
      • House plants
      • Vegetables
      • Berries
      • Fruits
      • Trees
      • Shrubs
  • Directions

    Plant treatment

    Corrective

    1. Use a dilution 0.85 fl. oz. (5.1 teaspoons) of ZeroTol HC per gallon of water. Do not reuse already mixed solution, make fresh daily.
    2. Spray, mist or fog plants in early morning or late evening.
    3. Thoroughly wet all surfaces of plant, upper and lower foliage, including stems, branches and stalks to ensure full contact with plant and flower tissue.
    4. Apply consecutive applications until control is achieved and then follow directions for preventative treatment.

    Preventative

    1. Use a dilution 0.64 fl. oz. of ZeroTol HC per gallon of clean water.
    2. Spray, mist, or fog plants.
    3. Thoroughly wet all surfaces of plant, upper and lower foliage, including stems, branches, and stalks.
    4. Spray every 5-7 days as a preventive treatment.

    Note: If disease recurs, return to corrective measures for 3 days.

    Surface treatment

    1. Sweep and remove all debris. Use power sprayer to wash all surfaces to remove loose dirt.
    2. Use a dilution 0.85 fl. oz. (5.1 teaspoons) of ZeroTol HC per gallon of water.
    3. Apply solution with mop, sponge, pump or power sprayer, or fogger to thoroughly wet all surfaces.
    4. Allow to remain wet with solution for one (1) minute. Air dry. Do not rinse.
    5. Scrub off heavy growths of algae and fungi following application. Use a solution of ZeroTol HC to wash away dead growth.

SaniDate® Ready to Use

Hard Surface Sanitizer

Clean, sanitize, deodorize, and kill 99.9% of bacteria* without the use of harsh chemicals. Ideal for use on hard, non-porous surfaces. *Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enterica

Active Ingredients

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

SaniDate® Ready to Use is a versatile sanitizer for creating fresher and cleaner hard, nonporous surfaces. Goodbye stinky smells; the activated peroxide formula kills odor-causing bacteria and eliminates strong odors. SaniDate Ready to Use also kills 99.9% of bacteria, including *Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli ( E. coli), and Salmonella enterica (Salmonella).

SaniDate Ready to Use is bleach and ammonia-free and leaves no harmful residues, simply water, and oxygen. With no rinse required, SaniDate Ready to Use makes cleaning quick and easy. This convenient solution makes daily sanitizing a breeze; it’s a great addition to any cleaning closet. SaniDate Ready to Use is proudly made in the USA.

Uses include:

  • Household: kitchen, bathroom, counters, highchairs
  • Gym: equipment, lockers, mats
  • Food service facilities: cages, equipment
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SaniDate® All Purpose Disinfectant

Multi-Purpose Cleaner

SaniDate All Purpose Disinfectant is an effective disinfectant, cleaner, and deodorizer for everyday nonporous surfaces. This peroxyacetic acid-based disinfectant is bleach and chlorine-free with no added fragrance. This product kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, and human coronavirus.

Active Ingredients

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Peracetic acid

SaniDate All Purpose Disinfectant is an effective disinfectant, cleaner, and deodorizer for everyday nonporous surfaces. This peroxyacetic acid-based disinfectant is bleach and chlorine-free with no added fragrance. SaniDate All Purpose Disinfectant kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, and human coronavirus. The antibacterial and disinfecting solution, kills odor-causing bacteria to eliminate strong, stinky odors. Our formula ensures no streaking or sticky residue after use, no rinse required, just air dry! SaniDate All Purpose Disinfectant makes daily disinfecting a breeze; it’s a great addition to any cleaning closet. SaniDate All Purpose Disinfectant is proudly made in the USA.

  • Clean, disinfect, and deodorize hard, nonporous surfaces
  • Kills 99.9% of germs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, and human coronavirus.
  • For everyday use, will not leave harmful residues
  • Bleach and chlorine free
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SaniDate® Dry Wipes

Sanitizing Wipes

SaniDate Sanitizing Wipes are single-use wipes for quick sanitation of hard surfaces and cleaning of eggshells. This activated peroxide sanitizer is ideal for use in processing facilities, is easy to use and store and can be handled without PPE.

School desks, classroom, interior school

Easily clean, sanitize and deodorize hard surfaces around the home and office. SaniDate Sanitizing Wipes are ideal for children’s play and pet areas. Use them on tables, desks, countertops, toys, tools and more!

  • Use on linoleum, vinyl, porcelain tile, stainless steel, glass and plastic polyethylene
  • Use on egg shells before dip or spray treatments
  • Sanitizes and deodorizes hard, non-porous surfaces
  • Remove gross filth/debris from egg shells
Eggs background, white chicken eggs

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