Thursday, May 19, 2011

Frank Wong Named Technical Service Specialist for Environmental Science Division

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has named Dr. Frank P. Wong, Technical Service Specialist for the northern fungicide business of the U.S.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 19, 2011) – Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has named Dr. Frank P. Wong, Technical Service Specialist for the northern fungicide business of the U.S.

With more than 15 years of plant pathology experience, Dr. Wong will bring his expertise to the technical and research and development team for the fungicide business.

“We are excited to add Dr. Wong to the Bayer team as he brings an incredible depth of knowledge in plant pathology,” said Laurence Mudge, Technical Services Manager, Environmental Science. “Frank’s insight and experience from his prior research and extension responsibilities will be a valuable asset as Bayer continues to develop and commercialize leading chemistries.”

Prior to joining Environmental Science, Wong served as Associate Specialist in cooperative extension and as a plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside. He has also served as the American Phytopathological Society’s subject matter expert for the Environmental Protection Agency, providing information on plant diseases and disease management. Wong received his doctorate in plant pathology from Cornell University and his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. He is currently based in Washington, D.C. and can be reached via email at frank.wong@bayer.com

“Bayer is an innovative organization that is always on the leading edge of research and development. I look forward to the opportunity to enhance and further develop the Bayer reputation as a leader in science,” said Dr. Wong.

For more information, contact your local Environmental Science Sales Representative or visit www.backedbybayer.com.

Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, visit your retailer, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.bayercropscience.us.

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Tierney
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Email: cflanagan@tierneyagency.com

Beth Roden
External Communications Lead
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Email: beth.roden@bayercropscience.com

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