SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

September 17, 2014 02:30 ET

Agria Announces Winter Brassica Feeding Advisory Issued by PGG Wrightson Subsidiary

BEIJING, CHINA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria"), a global agricultural company, today announced that its PGG Wrightson subsidiary issued an advisory to farmers in the Southland region of New Zealand for more diligent supervision of dairy cows that graze on swede crops, following reports of illness and some deaths in the region.

PGG Wrightson Seeds issued a press release with recommendations for dairy farmers that may be experiencing issues, which can be found here.

Mr. Alan Lai, Executive Chairman of the Company, commented, "As a major seed supplier to the Southland region of New Zealand, we believe that the efforts of our PGG Wrightson team in working closely with farmers and other industry groups in the region to investigate the situation and develop potential solutions will support a timely and effective response to the issue. We believe that open communication between all parties will support a definitive conclusion and appropriate response."

About Agria Corporation

Agria (NYSE: GRO) is a global agricultural company with three principal business segments: Seed & Grain; Crop Protection, Nutrients & Merchandise; and Rural Services. The Seed and Grain segment is engaged in research and development, production and sale of a broad range of seed products and trading of seed and grain products globally. The Crop Protection, Nutrients and Merchandise segment operates an extensive chain of retail stores that supply farm input materials. The Rural Services segment provides livestock trading, wool trading, irrigation and pumping, real estate agency and other agriservices. For more information about Agria Corporation, please visit