Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bayer CropScience Innovations Tour Draws Crowds

Showcasing integrated and sustainable solutions in crop protection and seed traits that help ensure production of affordable food, feed and fiber for growing world population.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (July 13, 2010) - More than 125 agricultural retailers and crop consultants witnessed the future of crop protection and trait innovation while walking research field trials and test plots at the Bayer CropScience Innovations Tour, July 13, 2010, at the Northern Field Technology Center in Sabin, Minn.

The Bayer CropScience Innovations Tour provided a first-hand look at the company's vast portfolio of herbicide, fungicide, seed treatment and seed trait advancements along with future crop protection technology.

"By providing sustainable crop solutions from seed to harvest, Bayer CropScience is helping U.S. farmers grow better quality and increased yields to meet the growing global demands on agriculture," says Mark Wrucke, North Central regional manager for development and market support with Bayer CropScience. "Extensive field testing programs of new and existing products at our Technology Center demonstrates our steadfast commitment to delivering innovative solutions specific to growers' cropping, quality and management needs."

Bayer CropScience innovations presented during the 2010 event covered a cross section of Northern Plains crops including spring and winter wheat, corn, soybeans and sugarbeets. Trials also highlighted current research under integrated portfolio approaches in cereals and row crops, and updates were provided on Winter Cereals:Sustainability in Action, a collaborate winter wheat research and education program with Ducks Unlimited, and the company's GRAD tuition assistance and research program.

Product showcases for cereals included Wolverine herbicide, Rimfire Max herbicide, Huskie herbicide and Prosaro fungicide. Specific to corn, the product lineup included Balance FLEXX herbicide, Corvus herbicide and Laudis herbicide, Stratego YLD fungicide, Poncho/VOTiVO seed treatment, along with Ignite herbicide for LibertyLink soybeans and corn. For sugarbeets, Bayer CropScience showcased its Proline fungicide and Poncho Beta seed treatment.

Bayer CropScience is one of the world's leading innovative companies in the agricultural industry and number three in the global herbicides market. Their research activities take a comprehensive and future-oriented approach; focusing on providing farmers with new diagnostic tests, herbicides with unique modes of action and a wider choice of high- performing traits.

Bayer CropScience is hard at work for the U.S. grower, putting constant effort into the research and development of new crop protection innovation, as well as sustainable practices and weed resistance programs," says Wrucke. "Farmers everywhere can depend on Bayer CropScience for its knowledge of what is needed most in their fields and delivering new modes of action and crop protection solutions that keep their operations progressive and evolving."

Bayer CropScience is a company committed to bringing new technology to the forefront of crop production. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, growers should visit their retailer, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.bayercropscienceus.com.

2010 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer, the Bayer Cross, Balance, Corvus, Huskie, Ignite, Laudis, LibertyLink, Poncho, Proline, Prosaro, Rimfire and Wolverine are registered trademarks of Bayer. Balance Flexx, Corvus, Huskie, Ignite, Laudis, Poncho Beta, Proline, Prosaro, Rimfire Max and Wolverine are not registered in all states. Balance Flexx and Corvus are restricted use pesticides. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at www.bayercropscienceus.com.

Bayer CropScience LP is the U.S. business of Bayer CropScience AG.

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world_s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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