Decree Fungicide Receives Full Registration for use on Greenhouse Lettuce

CARY, N.C. (August 20, 2007) – Arysta LifeSicence North America today announced full registration for DECREE® 50 WDG Fungicide in Canada for use on greenhouse lettuce. The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved the product for use in controlling Botrytis disease.

DECREE Fungicide was previously granted temporary registration on greenhouse lettuce. As a result of additional data being submitted by Arysta LifeScience to the PMRA, full registration was granted in June 2007.

“The full registration is exciting news for greenhouse lettuce growers because it provides a permanent tool that can be consistently counted on for control of Botrytis disease,” says Mark McLear, Arysta LifeScience Business Manager, Horticulture in Canada. “Greenhouse tomato growers can attest to the effectiveness of DECREE against Botrytis.

“A key benefit for greenhouse lettuce growers is that DECREE is the only Group 17 fungicide in this market, making it an excellent resistance management tool,” McLear says.

 The active ingredient in DECREE has a unique mode of action making it an ideal product that can be used in rotation in an overall disease management program. Due to its favorable toxicological profile, the product is classified as a Reduced Risk compound by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the WDG formulation is easy to handle and use, offers application flexibility and shows minimal residue on plant tissue.

For control of Botrytis in greenhouse lettuce, apply 1.5 kg of DECREE per hectare beginning when conditions are favorable for disease development, applying no more than two applications per crop cycle. Applications can be made up to three days prior to harvest. Read all label directions for complete details on application.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2006 revenues of ¥124.1 billion (US$1 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 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:

For further information, contact:

Lori Rodgers-Kruger
(816) 255-1959
Woodruff Sweitzer

 Linda Frerichs
(919) 678-4948
Arysta LifeScience North America