Bayer CropScience Showcases New Innovations at the 2009 Commodity Classic

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (February 18, 2009) Bayer CropScience demonstrates its commitment to the future of agribusiness with plans to introduce several innovative new products in 2009 — these include new chemistries, new modes of action and even a new nonselective herbicide trait for soybeans.

Corn, soybean, cereals and sorghum growers can learn about Bayer CropScience innovation at exhibit 518 during the 2009 Commodity Classic, February 26 to 28, in Grapevine, Texas.

The wide range of products Bayer CropScience is introducing include: Balance® Flexx herbicide and Corvus™ herbicide for corn, LibertyLink® soybeans, and Ignite® herbicide for all LibertyLink crops, plus Prosaro® fungicide and Wolverine™ herbicide for small grains. Wolverine herbicide currently is undergoing review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is not yet available for use.

With a focus on providing agronomic solutions, Bayer CropScience anticipates introducing 10 new crop protection active ingredients between 2008 and 2012.

“Through continued innovation, our goal is to help provide corn, soybean and cereal growers with the tools essential to their sustained success,” says Tim Zurliene, Bayer CropScience marketing director for herbicides and herbicide-tolerant traits.

Along with an interactive exhibit, Bayer CropScience is sponsoring three What-Is-New (WIN) Sessions during the Commodity Classic to provide more in-depth product and agronomic information to grower attendees:

• Wolverine Herbicide: A Convenient Solution for Broadleaf and Grass Control in Wheat, 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 in Gaylord Texan Resort meeting rooms Dallas 1 and 2

• Prosaro Fungicide: More Money in Your Pocket, 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 in Gaylord Texan Resort meeting rooms Dallas 3 and 4

• LibertyLink Soybeans: Good News for Growers, Bad News for Weeds, 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28 in Gaylord Texan Resort meeting rooms Dallas 5, 6 and 7

Bayer CropScience will once again sponsor the Internet Café located at the entrance to the Commodity Classic tradeshow floor of the Gaylord Texan Hotel. Company officials extend an invitation to growers, retailers and crop consultants to head to the tradeshow early each day and stop in at the Internet Café to check their e-mail messages or relax between activities. In addition to free internet access, the Café will provide light refreshments free-of-charge to all conference attendees.

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Wolverine is currently undergoing review by the EPA and is not yet available for use.