Bayer CropScience Launches Non-Selective Herbicide Specticle Total

October 20, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (October 21, 2014) — To help landscape managers more effectively manage areas of unwanted weeds and grasses, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced Specticle® Total – a non-selective herbicide with unparalleled residual control. Specticle Total not only kills existing weeds, it prevents new ones for up to six months. It is easily mixed in a backpack sprayer and can be used in both landscapes and hardscapes.

“Landscape managers struggle to maintain effective, season-long control of weeds in landscape and hardscape areas,” said Jeff Michel, herbicides business manager for Bayer’s professional turf and ornamentals business. “Specticle Total helps them save time and money by delivering effective, long-lasting control in a convenient application – thereby reducing the need for re-treatments.”


Specticle Total provides lawn care professionals and golf course superintendents fast, effective control with visible results in hours. It is rainproof in 30 minutes and uses less active ingredient, which results in less herbicide in the environment. Specticle Total can be used in a variety of landscape and hardscape areas, including mulched areas and around ornamental plants and grasses. It can be used around buildings, fence rows, decorative gravel and lava rock areas, as well as in parking lots, paths and walkways, driveways and sidewalks, patios, rocky or sandy areas in desert climates and bare-ground, non-crop areas.

Landscape managers and superintendents can visit to learn more about Specticle Total, and to explore other solutions for professional grounds maintenance.

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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 8,819 million (2013) 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 22,400 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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