Piccolo® Labeled for Poinsettias, Pot Chrysanthemums in Canada

Piccolo® Labeled for Poinsettias,
Pot Chrysanthemums in Canada

Walnut Creek, Calif., February 20, 2012 – Fine Americas, Inc. today announced an
important label expansion of its popular Piccolo® plant growth regulator in Canada.
The product now can be applied in Canadian greenhouses for height and radius control
in poinsettias and pot chrysanthemums.

“This is fantastic news for greenhouse ornamental growers throughout Canada,”
stated Greg Johnson, president of Fine Americas. “Piccolo® has proven to be one of
the most trusted PGRs on the market today. And now, Canadian poinsettia and pot
mum growers can reap the documented economic benefits of this cost-effective growth

Kevin Forney, technical services manager for Fine Americas, noted that Piccolo®
features the time-tested active ingredient paclobutrazol. “Previously, Piccolo®
applications in Canada were limited to container grown bedding plants and plugs.
Now, Canadian growers can obtain the same outstanding growth control in their
poinsettias and pot chrysanthemums.”

Forney added that Piccolo® can be applied as a spray or drench. By reducing
internode elongation, Piccolo® helps ornamental growers produce the kind of compact,
consistent quality plants desired by retailers and consumers alike. And, when used as
directed, there is no risk of phytotoxicity with Piccolo®.

Available in 1-liter bottles and 10-liter plastic jugs, Piccolo® is manufactured under strict
ISO-9001:2008 quality control standards. N.M. Bartlett of Beamsville, ON serves as the
exclusive Canadian distributor of Piccolo® and other plant growth regulators from Fine
Americas. Growers wishing to learn more about these products should visit www.bartlett.ca
or www.fine-americas.com.

About Fine Americas, Inc.
Fine Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fine Holdings Ltd., Worcester, UK.
Founded in 1983, Fine focuses on the development and marketing of plant growth
regulators for fruit and ornamental crops. The company received its ISO 9001
accreditation in 1992 and continually strives to improve plant growth regulator
technology to meet the exacting demands of today’s quality-conscious growers. For
more information about Fine Americas, please visit www.fine-americas.com.

About N.M. Bartlett Inc.
Founded in 1912, N.M. Bartlett Inc. is Canada’s leading distributor of crop protection
products for the fruit, vegetable and greenhouse ornamental sectors. Bartlett services
more than 130 affiliated retail locations from New Brunswick to British Columbia with a
complete range of crop protection and plant nutrient products. In addition, the company
handles a wide range of orchard and vineyard equipment, packing house equipment,
picking aids and safety supplies. To learn more about N.M. Bartlett Inc, please visit

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For more information, contact:

Gregory Johnson
Fine Americas, Inc.
1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 405
Walnut Creek, CA 94506
(925) 932-8817

Steve Engle
President/Chief Creative Officer
Engle Creative Solutions, LLC
4807 Walnut Ridge Ct.
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 823-4723