Manitoba Farm Couple Head to Australia

CALGARY, AB (September 28, 2005) – Rick and Karen Penner of Swan River, MB will be spending a two week vacation down under, having won a trip for two to Australia from Arysta LifeScience.

Mr. Penner won the trip by entering his name in a promotion for EVEREST® Herbicide, conducted by Arysta LifeScience. Farmers could enter at tradeshows, through a business reply card or by going to the Arysta LifeScience website. A total of 11,262 entries were received for this trip to Australia. Costs covered in the trip include airfare, accommodations, car rental and spending money.

“I didn’t believe I had won the trip at first,” said Rick. “But I am very excited to see another country. I enjoy flying and am looking forward to the climate as it will be winter here and summer in Australia. Our 25th wedding anniversary is in January, so this trip will be a nice way to celebrate that.”

“I am actually harvesting a field of hard red spring wheat right now that I treated with EVEREST. It looks nice, I am very impressed. I have trouble with group 1 resistance, so will continue to use EVEREST,” Rick concluded. EVEREST is a perfect fit for wheat growers interested in flush after flush control of green foxtail and wild oats.

“We are pleased to be able to provide Rick and Karen Penner with the trip for two to Australia,” said Tony Zatylny, Herbicide Product Manager with Arysta LifeScience. “Some of the highlights of their trip will be a farm visit and tour, visiting the Sydney harbour, discovering the Blue Mountain wildlife and spending a couple of days in Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef. We hope that this will provide them with a much deserved holiday this winter.”

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately-held crop protection and life science company with 2004 revenues of ¥103.2 billion (US$1 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 100 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in the marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global producers. More information on the company is available at: