Bayer CropScience Announces EPA Registration For Next Generation Fungicide Signature Xtra Stressgard

April 19, 2015

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 20, 2015) – To help meet the daily demands that golf course superintendents face and ensure improved quality of putting greens, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the EPA registration of SignatureTM Xtra Stressgard® – a new addition to the Stressgard Formulation Technology family with an optimized formulation that provides application flexibility and consistent plant health benefits.

“At Bayer, we understand the challenge that superintendents face in maintaining pristine turfgrass, especially on greens, throughout the playing season,” said Mike Hirvela, fungicide product manager for the professional turf and ornamentals business at Bayer. “That’s why we’ve leveraged the latest plant health technology to create Signature Xtra Stressgard, a solution that allows superintendents to unlock the maximum potential of their turf and gives them the ultimate reliability and peace of mind they’ve come to expect from Bayer solutions.”

The formulation of Signature Xtra Stressgard is optimized to better match intervals at which superintendents typically treat their greens, as well as the natural growth of the turfgrass plant itself. When Signature Xtra Stressgard is launched this fall, superintendents will have a product that is designed to help them achieve excellent turf health and disease control on greens – with protection from biotic and abiotic stresses, improved aerification recovery, winter recovery and early spring green-up.

About Signature Xtra
At a rate range of 2 - 6 oz per 1000 sq ft, each 5.5 lbs container of Signature Xtra treats 0.34 – 1.01 acre. Signature Xtra Stressgard is a plant health promoting systemic fungicide that alleviates stress from both abiotic and biotic sources supporting turf health and disease control on greens. For more information on Signature Xtra Stressgard, please visit Always read and follow label instructions.

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 9,494 million (2014) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 23,100 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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