Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Soybean and Cotton Farmers Capture Extra Benefits From Respect the Rotation Practices

New Bayer CropScience LinkUp Program offers additional weed-resistance incentive.

Research Triangle Park, N.C. (September 14, 2011) — Bayer CropScience has announced the new LinkUp™ Program, an important addition to the Innovation Plus™ program. Farmers who plant a minimum 250 acres of LibertyLink® soybeans and/or cotton will be eligible for a $2 per acre* incentive. Andy Hurst, product manager for herbicide traits and Ignite® herbicide, says this program gives an additional incentive for farmers to plant LibertyLink soybeans and cotton, which is a great way to Respect the Rotation™ and rotate modes of action.

“We’re very confident that farmers will be pleased with the performance of LibertyLink varieties and the broad-spectrum weed management possible through Ignite,” Hurst said. “In fact, many farmers are already incorporating LibertyLink, Ignite and other Respect the Rotation tools on their farms. This incentive makes it an ideal time to try the most reliable weed-management solution available so you can manage or avoid resistance on your farm.”

To qualify, farmers must order their seed by February 1, 2012. For more information on the LinkUp Program, see your preferred seed seller or supplier. Additional program details are at www.InnovationPlusProgram.com.

*Based on seeding rates of 1 acre/unit of soybean seed and 5 acres/unit of cottonseed.

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Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg’d), the Bayer Cross (reg’d), Ignite®, LibertyLink®, LinkUp™ and Respect the Rotation™ are trademarks of Bayer. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at www.BayerCropScience.us

For more information, contact:

Arlene Cotie
Bayer CropScience
Tel. (919) 549-2287
arlene.cotie@bayer.com

Jayma Appleby
Rhea + Kaiser
Tel. (630) 955-2508
jappleby@rkconnect.com

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