Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bayer Launches Complete Solution Herbicide Tribute Total

New product helps simplify turf management and provides greater overall weed control

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 22, 2012) – Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the introduction of TributeTM Total, a novel herbicide that provides golf course superintendents and lawn care managers a complete solution for post-emergent treatment in bermudagrass. The unique combination of active ingredients in Tribute Total replaces the need for tank mixing multiple products to achieve desired weed control.

“Superintendents and lawn care managers devote countless hours to control troublesome weeds,” said Scott Welge, Head of Green/IVM Marketing for Environmental Science. “Tribute Total will save turf managers valuable time and money because they will no longer need to tank mix multiple products to achieve their expectations regarding efficacy.”

Tribute Total is effective against a broad spectrum of grassy and broadleaf weeds, sedges and kyllingas. The post-emergent herbicide controls problem weeds such as dallisgrass and crabgrass, as well as yellow and purple nutsedge.

By using Tribute Total, superintendents and lawn care professionals can better manage their labor input. Tribute Total provides a simple solution that allows turf managers to avoid having to measure and mix the multiple products required to manage difficult-to-control weeds.

“Tank mixing multiple products can sometimes result in antagonism and may reduce overall efficacy,” said Welge. “Bayer developed Tribute Total to help our customers avoid these issues and to give them a better tool for producing the best turf conditions possible for their courses and landscapes.”

About Tribute Total
At a use rate range of 1 - 3.2 oz per acre, each 6 oz container of Tribute Total treats 1.875 – 6 acres. Additionally, with a 60.5% water dispersible granule formulation, Tribute Total requires less storage space, transportation, and less frequent container disposal. For more information on Tribute Total, please visit www.BackedbyBayer.com. Always read and follow label instructions.

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, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.bayercropscience.us.

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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: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact

Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Jenny Miltner
Global Prairie
Tel: (216) 453-5713
Email: jennifer.miltner@global-prairie.com

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

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