Metarex Inov® Delivers Colzactive® Technology For Slug And Snail Control
May 15, 2019
Arysta LifeScience launches Metarex Inov, an innovative slug and snail bait to help New Zealand farmers and growers manage these challenging pests. Manufactured by DeSangosse of France, the global leader in slug and snail bait formulation technology, Metarex Inov contains the breakthrough Colzactive® technology. Colzactive – comprising specially selected oil seed rape extracts - is a science and research innovation from the DeSangosse research and development team. Formulated as an integral part of the bait, Colzactive enhances the bait attractiveness, its taste and importantly the speed at which metaldehyde works.
UPL completes the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, launches its new purpose Open Agriculture (‘OpenAg’)
February 13, 2019
UPL Limited (“UPL”) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Inc. (“Arysta”) from Platform Specialty Products for US$4.2 billion. The completion of the transaction, which was signed in July 2018, marks a major step in the history of UPL. The acquisition further strengthens UPL’s position as a global leader in agricultural solutions, with approximately US$5 billion in combined sales and EBITDA of around US$1 billion.
In pursuit of its long-term vision to be a world leader in the global food network, UPL also launched its new purpose, called ‘OpenAg’. It stands for open-minded, win-win partnerships; broadening the space to create value across a wider food production network.
Aureo® Gold A New Biological Control For Kiwifruit Disease
November 29, 2018
Arytsa LifeScience is pleased to introduce AUREO GOLD, an exciting new bio-bactericide delivering protectant activity against Pseudomonas syringaepv. actinidiae (Psa) infection in kiwifruit.
Containing the yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium pullulans, AUREO GOLD offers a local solution to the management of Psa. A New Zealand innovation success story, AUREO GOLD was discovered and isolated from an Otago apricot by New Zealand Plant & Food Research scientists. Developed by Plant & Food Research in collaboration with Arysta LifeScience extensive field trials have demonstrated AUREO GOLD’s protectant efficacy.
Offering outstanding flexibility around timing of application, and excellent crop safety, AUREO GOLD is a bee friendly, Psa management tool to assist kiwifruit growers in the battle against Psa.
Arysta LifeScience is proud to support the Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association Centenary, 1918-2018
September 20, 2018
X-It Grass® Grass Weed Exterminator
September 20, 2018
X-IT GRASS is an innovative new herbicide solution against invasive grasses such as pampas, other tussock grasses and bamboo. X-IT GRASS is a ready-to-use oil-based premix herbicide providing an efficient and convenient option for managing these grasses. X-IT GRASS is designed for targeted, spot spray application to treat the basal shoots of grass weeds.
Platform Specialty Products Corporation Announces Sale of Arysta LifeScience to UPL
July 29, 2018
Platform Specialty Products Corporation announced that it has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its Agricultural Solutions segment, to UPL Corporation Ltd. The deal will create a new Ag powerhouse which is expected to become the fifth largest crop protection company in the world. Together, UPL and Arysta will form a new solution-oriented company with complete offerings in a wide range of crops. We expect this transaction to close in late 2018 or early 2019.
Arysta LifeScience Completed the Acquisition of Etec Crop Solutions in New Zealand
May 31, 2018
Platform Specialty Products Corporation announced today that Arysta LifeScience, which comprises its Agricultural Solutions segment, has completed the acquisition of Etec Crop Solutions in New Zealand.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Etec Crop Solutions Lincoln University Scholarship. They are Robbie Wigley (left) and Josh Kirk. Robbie Wigley is currently doing his Honours year in a Batchelor AgScience. He has previously worked on farms and studied (Ag University) in Ireland. Robbie is keen to work in the arable industry and is looking for a job as a rep or agronomist in the Canterbury area for next year. Josh Kirk is in his 3rd year Batchelor of Commerce (Agriculture) and is looking forward to a career that will allow him to work closely with farmers to aid them to achieve the best out of their soil and plant resources.
2017 Lincoln University Sponsorships
March 20, 2018
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Etec Crop Solutions Lincoln University Scholarship are Luke Palmer (far left), Paige Abernethy and Lachlan Wood. Luke is from Canterbury and studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture). He is passionate about arable farming and is considering a career in the rural banking or farm consulting sectors. Paige is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours). She has a particular interest in soil management and practices that can lead to more sustainable farming. Once graduated she intends to pursue a career in agronomy. Lachlan is from Southland and studying towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours). His work experience to date has seen him in a variety of roles and locations, from a general farm hand in the North Island, to a Western Australian cropping/farming operation. Once graduated he wants to pursue a career in either agronomy or the rural banking sector.
2016 Lincoln University Sponsorships
May 18, 2016
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Etec Crop Solutions Lincoln University Sponsorship are Jan Buter (left) and Paige Harris (right). Jan is from Canterbury and is in his second year studying towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Since finishing High School he has travelled internationally and is passionate about food production and sharing new science opportunities with farmers. Paige is from Invercargill and is in her first year studying towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. She is excited about the opportunities within the dairy industry and in particular cow nutrition. In the future she hopes to give back to the industry as a dairy farm consultant.
2015 Lincoln University Sponsorships
August 05, 2015
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Etec Crop Solutions Lincoln University Sponsorship are Jessica Cairns (left) and Julia Andrews (right). Jess is a third year student who is studying towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and is from the Catlins in Otago. Her family run a 3,000 acre Sheep, Beef and Forestry farm in Owaka. Julia is a first year student also studying towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Julia grew up in the Marlborough region where her family are involved in agriculture and have a heli-spraying business.
Flute® fungicide and the UBCO 2 x 2 electric bike – a winning combination
April 18, 2018
Flute is a new innovative fungicide to help grape growers in the battle against powdery mildew. This past 2017/2018 season Etec Crop Solutions partnered a new innovation in transportation, the UBCO 2 X 2 off-road electric bike with its Flute fungicide. All grape growers who purchased Flute had the opportunity to go in to a prize draw to win an UBCO 2 X 2 off-road electric farm bike. Etec is pleased to announce that Brett Woodwiss who owns Marama Vineyard in Nelson was the successful prize draw winner.
Etec is privileged to be supporting the excellent work the COASTGUARD does for the community in the Northern Region for another year in 2017.
Proudly supporting Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust in 2017
April 19, 2017
Etec is privileged to be supporting the excellent work the ARHT does in the community for another year in 2017.
Etec is proud to now be distributing the proven brand ManKocide®
November 20, 2016
ManKocide® “Dual Action for Double Protection”.
ManKocide is a convenient broad spectrum fungicide/bactericide formulated to provide maximum protection against fungal and bacterial diseases.
WHY ManKocide? A quality formulated pre mix of mancozeb and copper (Kocide®) has proven to be more effective than either product alone or tank mixed, and equal to overnight tank mixes.
A new force in the struggle with Powdery Mildew in Grapes.
November 01, 2016
K-POW® both protects and eradicates.
K-POW is a unique blend of potassium bicarbonate and fatty acids in an easy to use liquid formulation.
K-POW is best applied in mixtures with Sulphur for preventative control from bud burst to veraison or applied in mixtures with copper/sulphur to eradicate any early established infection later in the season.
Adjuvants Optimise Sulphur Spreading in Grapes
October 25, 2016
Etec recently commissioned an independent comparative study with PPCNZ to test the difference between some of the adjuvants used with Sulphur in the grape industry. These were lined up on a single leaf to demonstrate the spread area on a ‘hard to wet surface’ which simulates the underside of a grape leaf or a bunch.