Monday, October 12, 2015

Bayer CropScience Will Expand Presence in Greenhouse and Nursery Markets in 2016

Bayer will fully serve the production ornamentals market beginning November 2016
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (October 12, 2015)Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced that the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business will move to fully serve the production ornamentals market on November 1, 2016. The shift will enable the Bayer T&O business to serve professional growers in greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers across the United States. To facilitate their entry into this market, Bayer will begin marketing products and active ingredients that have previously been marketed by OHP Inc., as well as other Bayer chemistries.  

“OHP has been a highly valued partner of Bayer for the past 26 years,” said Gilles Galliou, president of Bayer Environmental Science North America. “Moving ahead, Bayer looks forward to an exciting opportunity to be more directly engaged with the high-quality businesses in this vibrant industry and to get even closer to our customers.”

Bayer has supported the ornamentals markets with innovative chemistries for decades and with closer involvement, will also offer the service, expertise and trust its turf and landscape customers have relied on for years. Although Bayer and OHP are changing their relationship as of November 1, 2016, the two organizations will continue to work together to seamlessly meet customers’ needs throughout the year-long transition period.

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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 9,494 million (2014) 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 23,100 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

About OHP, Inc.
OHP, Inc. is a privately held company that is a leader in targeting, developing and marketing products to the U. S. Nursery and Greenhouse market.

Contact:
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-862-404-5118, or

Casey Allen
Manager of External Communications
Bayer CropScience LP
Tel: (919) 549-2607
Email: casey.allen@bayer.com

Caroline Pratt
Global Prairie
Tel: (216) 453-5709
Email: caroline.pratt@global-prairie.com

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