Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It’s a Sweeter World with Poncho® Beta

Bayer CropScience offers learning tools to sugarbeet growers to aid in maximizing profitability.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (July 20, 2010) – How many ways can Poncho Beta seed-applied insecticide make a sugarbeet producer’s world sweeter? With the Sweeter World Sweepstakes, there are now three ways:

  • Better stand counts and more recoverable sugar.
  • A chance to win a trip to the 2011 American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA) annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz.
  • A chance to win an Apple iPad®.

Kerry Grossweiler, Bayer CropScience product manager for seed treatments, says, “Growers who use Poncho Beta for control of secondary pests and improved stand establishment have a good start to the growing season and the makings of a sweeter world. Now when they go online to learn more about Poncho Beta, they will not only learn more about the benefits of controlling secondary pests, but they can also enter to win one of five prizes that will sweeten their lives even more and help them learn more for their farming operations.”

The Sweeter World Sweepstakes will award one qualifying grower the grand prize – a trip for two to the 2011 American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA) annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz. Four first place winners will receive a new Apple iPad.

The grand prize trip package includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations for five nights, a spa or golf day and conference registration. The first place prize iPads come WiFi enabled, so growers can access websites for weather, commodity prices and more out in the field. “Equipped with more information, growers can manage their sugarbeet crop better and improve their profitability,” says Grossweiler. Similarly with Poncho Beta, growers can manage a great number of early season soil and foliar insect pests to help maximize stand counts and recoverable sugar from each acre.

“Attending the ASGA annual meeting is an opportunity for a grower to learn about the newest products, practices and industry issues,” adds Grossweiler. “Bayer CropScience is proud to offer a variety of learning experiences and tools to sugarbeet producers, in addition to innovations like Poncho Beta.”

Sugarbeet growers can enter the Sweeter World Sweepstakes online at www.ponchobeta.us/sweeterworld.com from Aug. 2 – Oct. 31, 2010. Winners will be selected and announced in November.

Poncho Beta is one of the many innovative solutions provided by Bayer CropScience – a company committed to bringing new technology to the forefront of crop production. For questions concerning the availability and use of Poncho Beta, 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 and Poncho are registered trademarks of Bayer. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Poncho Beta is not registered in all states. 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.

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