New PRE-PARE™ Herbicide Allows Glyphosate Burndown


CARY, N.C. (November 2007) – Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation has announced the registration of PRE-PARE™ 70 WDG Herbicide. PRE-PARE is an exciting new option for wheat growers interested in extended control of troublesome grassy and broadleaf weeds at burndown.

“The registration is excellent news for wheat growers who already apply glyphosate as a burndown treatment prior to seeding,” says Patrick Haikal, Product Manager. “The extended control of PRE-PARE means that wheat fields get a jumpstart on the growing season.”

Research has shown that prolific weeds like green foxtail (pigeongrass) and wild oats decrease crop yields the most when they out compete the wheat in its earliest growing stages. A burndown treatment that includes PRE-PARE means that the field will stay cleaner, allowing wheat growers time to seed into a clean field and reduce weed competition for the emerging crop.

“Wheat growers are constantly looking for better solutions for their operation,” adds Haikal. “We worked collaboratively with over 175 growers to bring PRE-PARE to the market. They confirmed the value an extended control, grassy and broadleaf burndown weed herbicide would bring to their operation. The registration of PRE-PARE was really driven by wheat growers’ desire for weed control solutions that add value to their farming practices.”

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 more information, please contact:


Linda Frerichs
Global Communications Head
Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation
Tel: +1-919-678-4948


Jeff Groeneveld
Woodruff Sweitzer
Tel: +1 403-291-2922

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