Arysta LifeScience North America Receives Label Expansion of Specialty Miticide

CARY, N.C., September 22, 2008 - Arysta LifeScience North America today announced the label expansion of Kanemite® 15 SC Miticide. The approval by the Environmental Protection Agency expanded the citrus label, offering growers protection beyond just oranges, grapefruits, and lemons. The Kanemite Miticide label now also protects tree nuts and grapes from Pacific, Willamette and twospotted spider mites.

“With the expansion of the Kanemite label, we’re able to offer excellent control of pest mites beyond the original labeled crops,” says Steve Miller, Product Manager Horticulture, Arysta LifeScience North America. “In addition, this new label adds much needed protection from European red mite, twospotted spider mite and other key mites to the citrus label, as well as Pacific spider mite to the pome fruit and strawberry labels.”

The fast knockdown of Kanemite and it’s unique mode of action make it the ideal choice to help manage mite resistance. The active ingredient, acequinocyl, has no known cross-resistance and delivers long-lasting control with minimal negative impact on beneficials and predator mites.

About Arysta LifeScience Corporation

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2007 revenues of JPY136 billion (US$1.2 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global partners. More information on the company is available at:

For more information, please contact:

Tara Hart
Tel: +1 816-255-1960
Woodruff Sweitzer

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