Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Think FFAST®: Bayer Launches Innovative Mosquito Larvicide

With FFAST® Bti, You Can Now Control Mosquito Larvae Further, and Faster, Than Ever Before

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (March 21, 2012) – Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has announced the launch of FFAST® Bti – a larvicide with proprietary “Film Forming Active Spray Technology” which controls mosquito larvae up to 300 feet from low volume (LV) and ultralow volume (ULV) spray equipment.

FFAST technology retards evaporation of micronized spray droplets due to a special alcohol film that forms around each aqueous droplet within seconds after application. Because the droplets last longer, they carry farther, providing control at up to three times the range when compared to other Bti applications.

“FFAST Bti will enable applicators to be more effective and efficient, saving both time and money,” said Gordon Morrison, Vector Business manager for Bayer Environmental Science. “We’ve taken Bayer technology that’s proven to enhance the effectiveness of adulticides and applied it to the first ever Bti larvicide designed for ULV application. Bayer is dedicated to developing solutions that help professionals control mosquitoes in the most effective and sustainable way possible.”

Some of the other key benefits of FFAST Bti include:

  • A naturally occurring larvicide, safe for use in sensitive environments
  • Fast control within 24 hours
  • May be used “neat” or diluted with water
  • More efficient method of larviciding to treat hard-to-reach larval habitats
  • Can be applied by ULV and LV equipment as well as backpack or handheld compressed sprayers
  • The only Bti that comes with the promise and reliability of the Backed By Bayer Program

For more information on FFAST Bti, call a local ADAPCO representative, visit www.BackedbyBayer.com, or call Bayer Customer Service at 1-800-331-2867. 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.

©2012 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), and FFAST are registered trademarks of Bayer. FFAST Bti 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.bayercropscience.us.

Bayer CropScience LP is the U.S. business of Bayer CropScience AG.

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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.

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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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