PBI-Gordon and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Announce Kabuto Fungicide SC Agreement

For Immediate Release

April 30, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri

PBI-Gordon Corporation and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd. (ISK) of Osaka, Japan, recently announced an agreement to distribute Kabuto Fungicide SC in the United States' professional turf management industry upon approval of its pending registration with the U.S. EPA. A liquid formulation of the active ingredient isofetamid, Kabuto has proven in research trials to provide preventative and curative Dollar Spot control.

"We're excited about adding Kabuto to our fungicide line-up," says Tom Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager for PBI-Gordon. "With Kabuto and Segway® fungicides, the Gordon's Professional turf portfolio gives golf course supervisors and lawn care professionals two proven performers for fungicide control."

Caused by the fungus Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, Dollar Spot is one of the most common and expensive turfgrass diseases in North America. The active ingredient, isofetamid, in Kabuto will help ease the economic impact of Dollar Spot by managing resistance concerns.

PBI-Gordon currently markets ISK products Segway Fungicide SC and Katana® Turf Herbicide.

About ISK
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. (ISK) is a leading global chemical company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. ISK has a fully integrated agricultural chemicals business with research and development, marketing, registration, and product operations. ISK is represented in the Americas through its wholly-owned subsidiary, ISK Biosciences Corporation (ISKBC).

With headquarters in Concord, OH, ISKBC has primary responsibility for development, registration, and logistics for ISK's products in the Americas. For additional information concerning ISK Biosciences, visit iskbe.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 information on PBI-Gordon, visit PBIGordon.com or call 800.884.3179.

Disclaimer Kabuto Fungicide is currently pending registration before the U.S. EPA and is not being offered for sale or distribution through this release.

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