ARYSTA LIFESCIENCE NORTH AMERICA RECEIVES APPROVAL OF FUNGICIDE IN FOOD CROP USE

CARY, N.C., July 15, 2009 - Arysta LifeScience North America today announced the approval of Polyoxin-D for food crop use. The approval by the Environmental Protection Agency expanded the label from turf and ornamental use to food crop use including almonds, cucurbit vegetables, fruiting vegetables, grapes, pistachios, pome fruits, potatoes and strawberries. Polyoxin-D will be marketed under the name Ph-D™ Fungicide.

“With the approval of Ph-D on food crop use, we can provide growers control of a wide range of fungi including Alternaria, Early Blight and Powdery Mildew,” says Marty Wiglesworth, Product Manager, Arysta LifeScience North America. “Ph-D yields enhanced resistance management over strobilurins alone, offering a higher degree of control.”

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:www.arystalifescience.com.

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