Arysta LifeScience North America Receives Approval of Expanded Fungicide Label

CARY, N.C. (April 6, 2010) – Arysta LifeScience North America announced today the expansion of the EVITO® 480 SC Fungicide label to include corn, soybeans and strawberries. The Environmental Protection Agency approved the expansion of the label, which originally included only fruiting vegetables, peanuts and potatoes.

EVITO is the next generation low-use strobilurin fungicide and because of its formulation and increased potency, growers use less active ingredient. EVITO also includes innovative Xylem-Pro Technology, which allows the fungicide to begin protecting the plant as soon as 15 minutes after treatment. EVITO’s performance in field trials, over the last several years, has shown significant increase of yields that growers expect from a premium strobilurin fungicide.

“Growers look to EVITO to provide plant health benefits, such as increased efficiency of carbon assimilation, nitrogen fixation and water utilization,” says Marty Wiglesworth, Product Manager, Arysta LifeScience North America. “Plants treated with EVITO will have greater tolerances to adverse conditions and quicker recovery, allowing the maximum yield potential. We’re happy to be able to meet our customers needs by expanding this label to protect these additional crops.”

About Arysta LifeScience Corporation
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

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Tara Hart
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Woodruff Sweitzer


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