Bayer Launches Production Ornamentals Business

October 31, 2016

Innovative product solutions and technical expertise for nursery and greenhouse growers nationwide

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Science business unit of Crop Science, a division of Bayer, today announced the official launch of the Bayer Production Ornamentals business, serving professional growers in greenhouses and nurseries across the United States.

"Bayer will bring to production ornamentals the things that we pride ourselves on in the turf market – from dependable sales and technical support to comprehensive pest management programs that help growers expand their businesses," said John Wendorf, U.S. Ornamental Business Manager for Bayer. "We look forward to working with a strong group of suppliers and engaging daily with the growers that make this market so vibrant. Together, we know we'll grow something beautiful."

The launch of the Bayer Production Ornamentals business means that growers now have access to a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions and support, including product and pest management expertise and a team of technical specialists dedicated to solving weed, disease and insect problems.

About the Bayer Production Ornamentals Portfolio
With decades of first-hand experience in the Ornamentals industry, Bayer offers a robust product portfolio with the latest in technical innovations as well as the time-tested solutions that growers have come to depend on. Key offerings include Marengo® herbicide and Savate™ miticide.

Marengo controls more than 80 different weeds and offers up to eight months of residual control. The only preemergence herbicide labeled for use inside greenhouses beneath benches, Marengo can be applied in spring or fall to meet the unique needs of growers.

Savate miticide controls all stages of mites and whiteflies, including eggs and immature stages. With up to 30 days of residual control, Savate offers translaminar movent to protect both upper and lower leaf surfaces.

"The Bayer mission of Science For A Better Life means that we are constantly innovating and developing new, science-backed solutions that make our customers' lives easier," Wendorf said. "The Bayer product portfolio is built from decades of research and first-hand experience in the ornamentals industry, and we have some ground-breaking innovations coming in 2017 that we can't wait to share with growers."

About Bayer Production Ornamentals
The launch of the Bayer Production Ornamentals business is the culmination of an ongoing initiative for Bayer to more fully serve professional growers in greenhouses and nurseries across the country.

Bayer is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer representative, or visit Crop Science, a division of Bayer, online at

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Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to

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