Arysta LifeScience Announces New Clothianidin Insecticide Formulation

CARY, July 15, 2007 - Arysta LifeScience North America turf and ornamental products today announced development of marketing and sales plans for clothianidin, the active ingredient in ARENA® Insecticide, for turfgrass. Pending label registration, Arysta LifeScience will continue to market clothianidin in new turf insecticide premixtures under the ALOFT™ brand name, in granule and sprayable formulations for professional golf course, lawn and landscape, sports turf and sod production markets.

“We’re excited about bringing these new formulations of clothianidin to the turf market under the ALOFT Insecticide brand, said Bill Liles, business manager, Arysta LifeScience. ALOFT reflects the commitment by Arysta to make this innovative insecticide compound even better”, Liles added.

“Combining the enhanced systemic and curative properties and unsurpassed residual of clothianidin with another highly effective compound in ALOFT premix formulations will provide turf managers with two modes of protection against a broad spectrum of insect pests”, according to Dr. Doug Houseworth, turf and ornamental technical manager, Arysta LifeScience.

“ALOFT will be the next generation of clothianidin-based insecticide to offer superintendents and lawn care professionals another turfgrass management tool that will control early-season adults, surface-feeders and all white grubs better than ever before,” said Steve DalSasso, turf and ornamental product manager, Arysta LifeScience.


Michael Joyce
Woodruff Sweitzer
Tel: 336-286-0330

Linda Frerichs
Global Communications Head
Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation
Tel: 919-678-4948