Thursday, November 10, 2011

Movento Wins Agrow Award for Most Innovative Chemistry

Award ceremony in London celebrates crop protection innovations in 15 categories

Monheim, November 10, 2011 – The Bayer CropScience insecticide Movento® with its revolutionary two-way systemic mode of action received the Agrow Award in the category “Most innovative Chemistry.” The prestigious Agrow Awards are a global recognition of excellence in the crop protection industry. “The recognition by the jury members shows the innovative character and originality of this new molecule. It also highlights the new opportunities the compound offers to our customers. Movento® and its two-way systemicity will definitely add value beyond the pure crop protection.” said Frank Terhorst, Head of Fruit & Vegetables and Insecticides at Bayer CropScience. 

The annual Agrow Award was initiated in 2008 by the Agrow organization, a provider of news, analysis and data to the global crop protection industry. The winners are selected for creative excellence in 15 crop protection categories, among them: formulations, chemistry, biotechnology, stewardship, off-patent pesticide strategies, public outreach, biopesticides, and lifetime achievement. More at

The unique chemistry of Movento®
Movento® is a new insecticide of the Ketoenol family. It connects cutting-edge science with a deep respect and understanding of farmers’ daily needs. It’s unique "2-way systemicity" distributes the active ingredient upwards and downwards in the plant to find and kill even hidden pests wherever they live and feed. Offering broad-spectrum control of many sucking pests, Movento® is an important addition to pest management programs in grapes, citrus, vegetables, tree fruits, tree nuts, pome fruit and hops. Movento® is scheduled to be marketed in more than 70 countries in total.

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 6.830 billion (2010), 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 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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