OCION ICC (Ionic Copper Concentrate) is a unique mineral-based foliar spray, specifically designed to control diseases affecting plantation crops. As a natural bactericide, fungicide OCION ICC offers superior performance at low doses (ppm) to control and prevent a wide range of bacterial and fungal plant diseases on plantation crops. OCION ICC has been proven to successfully combat Black Sigatoka, Finger Rot, Diamond Spot, Freckle and Moko on bananas, Phytophthora Heart Rot and Butt Rot on pineapple, Early Blight, Bacterial Wilt, Bacterial Spot and Specks on tomato, and Corn Ear Rot on corn. OCION ICC is compatible with all the common insecticide and fungicide products available in the market. It can be mixed with adjuvants and markers in the spray mixture for plantation foliar spray application.
- OCION ICC is an OMRI listed product. It qualifies as organic under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). It can be used by certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers to confirm that an item is approved for organic use according to USDA rules. It can also be used in certified organic production or food processing and handling according to the USDA National Organic Program regulations. OCION ICC has also received certification from OCCP (Organic Certification Center of the Philippines).
- The active ingredient in OCION ICC is copper sulphate pentahydrate. It has been exempted from the requirement of a tolerance under EPA 40 CFR 180.1021 © and by FAO and recently by Korea when applied as a fungicide to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest. There is no MRL (maximum residue limit) established for this product.
- OCION ICC is classified as FRAC Code M1 fungicide by Fungicides Resistance Action Committee. M1 fungicide has multi-site binding activity mode of action. It is considered as a low risk group without any signs of resistance developing to the fungi. OCION ICC is highly recommended to integrate to existing spray program to avoid or reduce development of resistance of the pathogen against at-risk fungicide with single site contact mode of action.
How It Works
OCION ICC is highly sophisticated product contains almost 100% bioavailable copper ions. These labile copper ions undergo mode of multiple active site interaction with microbes such as cell wall, cell membrane, plasmid and genetic DNA, RNA as well as induce generation of reactive oxygen species. These interactions eventually lead to cell damage and cell death of microbes and pest. Due to this unique multiple active site mode of action, it’s difficult for microbes and pest to generate resistance. For this reason, this product is classified as FRAC Code M1, a low risk group for developing resistance to fungi. In addition, this product also showed efficacy against resistant food bacterial species.
Many commercial pesticides are highly toxic and rely on synthetic chemicals that affect human and environmental health. OCION ICC is an OMRI listed product, in addition to the benefits that natural organic chemicals provide, it utilizes the natural antimicrobial properties of mineral ions, provides minerals in their most biologically active form, and the liquid concentrate nature provides dust-free mixing and foliar spray application.
Mineral-based products have been used widely for the control of bacterial and fungal diseases in agriculture for decades. Yet the amount of minerals required by plants is minute when compared to the amount applied using traditional methods for disease control. As a result, long-term use of mineral-based fungicides has resulted in negative ecological impacts, including detrimental effects on soil biota. OCION ICC is formulated with trace amount of fully bioavailable copper ions. Therefore, a minute amount of copper (in ppm) is applied for effective disease prevention control and protecting plants from disease without harming the environment. OCION ICC is environmentally responsible, easy to use, safe, and cost-effective plant bactericide, algaecide and fungicide. Because of its unique formulation, user pattern and species targeted rate, it drastically reduces the copper build up in the environment. The reacted or bound copper with microbes is irreversible and it is no longer toxic to the environment and aquatic life.