Mondias receives positive results from greenhouse production tests conducted on CELEXT07 with leading cannabis producer

MONTREAL, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ – Mondias Naturals Inc. (“Mondias” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NHP) is pleased to announce the results of its greenhouse production tests conducted in collaboration with McGill University and a leading cannabis producer on its proprietary CELEXT07 bio-defense stimulant plant extract.

Mondias has been developing CELEXT07 to help prevent fungal growth on plants through its proven ability to boost plant defense systems. The objective of the tests was to measure the product’s efficacy in reducing and suppressing the most common fungal diseases encountered in cannabis through the application of CELEXT07 alone and in combination with a botanically-derived antimicrobial plant extract grown in greenhouse production systems.

Summary of the test results:

Preliminary results showed that foliar application of CELEXT07 alone resulted in the prevention of powdery mildew on cannabis leaves.

Foliar application of CELEXT07 combined with the tested botanically-derived antimicrobial plant extract resulted in the prevention and suppression of powdery mildew on the leaves of three commercial varieties of cannabis. This combination was the most effective in protecting the cannabis variety most susceptible to powdery mildew.

When applied alone or in combination with the tested botanically-derived antimicrobial plant extract as a foliar spray, CELEXT07 did not produce any phytotoxic effects on cannabis leaves.

Soil drench application of CELEXT07 helped suppress grey mould on hops, a close relative of cannabis.

“These results validate the effectiveness of CELEXT07’s bio-defense stimulant properties and open up a large potential market for Mondias, especially as the testing was done in collaboration with a leading cannabis producer,” said Jean-Philippe Gravel, Chief Executive Officer of Mondias. “Furthermore, cannabis growers are seeking eco-friendly alternatives to pesticides. The results from these greenhouse production tests will allow us to market CELEXT07 to a growing number of Canadian cannabis producers. The product is ready to market, and we have secured the production capacity we need to meet demand from potential clients.”

With post-harvest losses of one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption (Gastavsson et al., 2011) and annual economic losses of $10 billion to $100 billion worldwide due to grey mould and powdery mildew (L. Hua et al., 2018), the market potential for CELEXT07 is considerable.

About Mondias Natural Products Inc.

Mondias specializes in the commercialization and development of evidence-based botanical products for the health care, bio-agriculture and organic markets. The company sells both oral and topical botanical agents to help manage unmet medical needs through its Holizen Laboratories division. Mondias is also developing botanical-based specialty fertilizers for use on household plants, lawns and golf courses and in urban gardens, nurseries and greenhouses, in collaboration with McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

For more information, visit: mondias.ca

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