Arysta LifeScience licenses Flucarbazone chemistry to Syngenta Crop Protection

CARY, NC (November 16, 2009) – Arysta LifeScience Canada, Inc., announced today an agreement with Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, Inc., to license the Arysta LifeScience Flucarbazone herbicide chemistry to Syngenta Crop Protection.

Flucarbazone is the high performance active ingredient in EVEREST® herbicide. Syngenta will market the chemistry with the launch of both Sierra™ and Pace™.

“We believe the decision to provide Flucarbazone to Syngenta will broaden the reach of this important technology in Canada,” says Hugh MacGillivray, Head of Arysta LifeScience Canada Inc. “Flucarbazone-based herbicides offer wheat growers Flush after flush™ weed control as well as control of Group 1 resistant weeds.

Under this agreement, Syngenta Crop Protection will license Clodinafop 60EC, the formulation in Syngenta Horizon® NG herbicide, to be marketed by Arysta LifeScience as NextStep® NG. This agreement will allow Arysta LifeScience to continue to develop unique chemistries and to further enhance its crop protection portfolio.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2008 revenues of JPY134 billion (US$1.3 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 further information, contact:
Linda Frerichs
(919) 678-4948
Arysta LifeScience North America

Jeff Groeneveld
(403) 291-2922
Woodruff Sweitzer