Israeli Pioneer in Plant-Based Biopesticide Industry Recives Lifetime Achievement

Peter Tirosh, the founder of Israeli Biopesticide company Stockton, which had passed away earlier this year after spending 45 years in the industry, receives posthumous award.
September 25, 2016
Photo by: Courtesy of Tirosh Family (Enlarge)
Photo by: Courtesy of Tirosh Family

An Israeli pioneer in biological pesticides, who spearheaded the commercial use of plant extracts as biofungicides, received a posthumous honor for his work at an international forum on Wednesday night.

Peter Tirosh, founder of the Stockton Group, was recognized for his lifetime of work in the sector at the Agrow Awards 2016 ceremony, held by Agribusiness Intelligence – Informa in London. After immigrating to Israel from Eastern Europe as a child, Tirosh spent more than two decades working in the generic pesticides industry before turning to biological sources and eventually founding the Petah Tikva-based Stockton Group.

“He had a very good gut feeling about where the industry was heading, what kind of tools the farmers are going to need,” Guy Elitzur, the current CEO of Stockton, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview last week.

 

For the full article by Sharon Udasin for the Jerusalem Post Click Here.

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