Collaborative effort results in new in-furrow crop protection products

CARY, N.C./TORONTO, Canada (November 2, 2017) – Arysta LifeScience and Vive Crop Protection won the “Best Industry Collaboration” award at the tenth Agrow Awards, presented Monday, October 30, 2017, in London, UK. The award recognizes a successful partnership between two companies in the crop protection or plant biotechnology arena.

The companies’ winning enterprise helped bring TEPERA® Fungicide and TEPERA PLUS Fungicide + Insecticide to market for the 2017 growing season. The 2015 collaboration features the polymer-based Allosperse® Delivery System from Vive combined with proprietary fluoxastrobin fungicide chemistry from Arysta LifeScience. TEPERA and TEPERA PLUS (containing bifenthrin) are liquid-fertilizer-compatible products used in-furrow.

“Arysta LifeScience and Vive Crop Protection recognized the need for an in-furrow product with best-in-class fertilizer compatibility that would meet corn and soybean growers’ increasing demands for early-season disease and insect protection, while providing overall plant health benefits,” said Keith Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Vive Crop Protection. “The result – TEPERA and TEPERA PLUS – meets that need, helping farmers combat even the toughest disease and insect pressure in their crops before plants even emerge.”

Both companies recognize the importance of ongoing collaboration to bring new technologies to the agricultural field.

“Partnerships like the one we have with Vive are one of the smartest ways to bring innovative tools to our grower-customers, and represent agriculture’s future,” said Rico Christensen, President, North America + Australia/New Zealand, Arysta LifeScience. “Our two companies currently are co-developing additional products using Vive’s Allosperse Delivery System with unique active ingredients from Arysta LifeScience, creating even more possibilities for growers around the world.”

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Representatives from Arysta LifeScience and Vive Crop Protection attended the 10th Agrow Awards, Monday, October 30, 2017, in London, UK, where they accepted the 2017 “Best Industry Collaboration” award. Pictured are (left to right): Phil Smith, Publishing Director, Agrow; Jerry Graham, Arysta LifeScience; Keith Thomas, Vive Crop Protection; and Sameena Ali-Khan, Agrow Awards host.

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About Arysta LifeScience
Arysta LifeScience is a global agricultural company specializing in the marketing and distribution of innovative crop protection and life science brands. With more than 200 active ingredients, Arysta LifeScience has a well-integrated biological and chemical portfolio to provide complete solutions to growers. The company’s wide range of offerings includes biosolutions, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and seed treatments. Arysta LifeScience, which has more than 3,000 employees working in 60 countries to serve customers worldwide, had 2016 revenues of US$1.8 billion. Arysta LifeScience is owned by Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE: PAH), a global innovator of technologically advanced specialty chemical products and provider of technical services ( For more information on Arysta LifeScience, visit

About Vive Crop Protection
Vive creates new ways to use trusted products using the Allosperse® Delivery System. Allosperse improves the targeting and performance of pesticide active ingredients. This helps farmers do more with less, reducing the burden agricultural practices have on the environment, all while increasing crop quality and yields. Vive works with global partners that want to bring better crop protection products to growers around the world.

Linda Frerichs
Global & North America Communications
Arysta LifeScience
(919) 678-4948
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Darren Anderson
Vive Crop Protection
(416) 970-1001
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