PBI-Gordon to take over as supplier of Segway® Fungicide SC

Partnership with Japan-based manufacturer Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. (ISK) brings fungicide offering to PBI-Gordon product portfolio

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2014


PBI-Gordon Corporation announced today that it is the new preferred supplier of Segway® Fungicide SC, a well-established product effective at treating pythium diseases that can plague cool-season and warm-season turf, especially on golf courses. Segway Fungicide SC is a proprietary product of Japan-based Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. (ISK).

PBI-Gordon will begin selling Segway Fungicide SC to distributors on May 17, 2014 for use on turf and landscape ornamentals. The fungicide uses the active ingredient cyazofamid to provide preventative control of pythium root dysfunction, pythium blight and damping-off in turf, and phytopthora crown and root rots, and pythium crown and root rots in landscape ornamentals. Segway has been marketed for seven years and has demonstrated excellent results in university tests and in end-user field applications.

"PBI-Gordon is pleased to add such a well-known and high-quality product as Segway Fungicide SC to our offerings," said Jim Goodrich, product manager for fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators at PBI-Gordon. "This addition brings a great fungicide to our product portfolio and, combined with our established lines of herbicides, insecticides and other products, further strengthens our line of solutions for turf and landscape management professionals."

This is not the first product supply partnership between PBI-Gordon and ISK. PBI-Gordon's Katana® Turf Herbicide is also a proprietary product of ISK.

For more information on Segway Fungicide SC, distributors may contact their PBI-Gordon sales representative or visit GordonsProfessional.com.

About PBI-Gordon With a line of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products, PBI-Gordon Corporation is a national leader in the professional turf and ornamental management industry. The company also develops and markets products for the consumer lawn, garden, and farm and ranch markets, as well as animal health and grooming in the consumer and veterinary markets. Based in Kansas City, Mo., PBI-Gordon has been in business since 1947 and is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information on PBI-Gordon visit PBIGordon.com and for information on the company's professional chemical products, visit GordonsProfessional.com or call 800.884.3179.

Segway® Fungicide SC and Katana® Turf Herbicide are registered trademarks of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd.

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