Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bayer CropScience Plans 2015 Release of New Corn Herbicide DiFlexx to Give Growers Upper Hand Against Tough Weeds

Unique Blend of Dicamba and CSI Safener Technology to Change Weed Control Practice
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (August 26, 2014) – Bayer CropScience announces their plans to release a new broadleaf corn herbicide, DiFlexx™*. DiFlexx will offer growers flexibility for a broad range of application while also fitting a variety of soil and weather conditions. DiFlexx will be available to growers in 2015, pending regulatory approvals.

Bayer CropScience Plans 2015 Release of New Corn Herbicide DiFlexxDiFlexx is a blend of dicamba and Crop Safety Innovation (CSI™) Safener technology, which enables corn plants to better withstand herbicidal activity, for excellent crop safety. With a liquid formulation, DiFlexx will have a wide window of application from burndown to V10. More importantly, DiFlexx will effectively target tough weeds like Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and waterhemp while also targeting more than 100 annual and perennial weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate-, PPO-, and ALS-based herbicides.

“Bayer CropScience is excited to offer growers innovative solutions to help them control their most troublesome weeds,” said Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience US Product Manager. “Once commercialized, DiFlexx will offer growers the option to use an effective broadleaf herbicide from pre-plant burndown through post-emergence, improve overall plant health and ultimately increase yields.”

DiFlexx with CSI™ Safener technology will work to improve soil and foliar uptake of plants. DiFlexx will also have the capability of being applied to all soil types making it applicable for silage, white corn, seed corn and popcorn crops. Additionally, DiFlexx can be safely combined with MSO (Methylated Seed Oil) or COC (Crop Oil Concentrate) for improved weed control as compared to non-safened dicamba.

When applied as a pre-emergence herbicide, DiFlexx will safen amide products applied in the same tankmix. When applied postemergence, DiFlexx can be tankmixed with other postemergence herbicides, such as Capreno® or Laudis®. Such a postemergence tankmix will provide an additional mode of action to further control herbicide-resistant weeds.

Jody Wynia, Bayer CropScience US corn marketing manager, added the benefit of DiFlexx will extend beyond weed control alone.

“Growers are encountering dicamba shortages at an increasing rate,” Wynia explained. “DiFlexx will be a dicamba option, but with more crop safety than they find with other dicamba products.”

*Registration pending. DiFlexx is not currently registered for sale or use in the United States.

For additional information regarding DiFlexx, Bayer CropScience innovation or other herbicide products, please contact your Bayer Cropscience representative or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937). To learn about other herbicides currently available visit http://bayercropscience.us/products/herbicides.

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,819 million (2013) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 22,400 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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