“Pair Up Program” offer continues for growers

Growers who purchase both Oberon and Stratego can qualify for Growing Strong Rewards Program points

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 7, 2008) — Corn growers may be eligible to earn at least $1 per acre when protecting their crops with Bayer CropScience Oberon® 4SC miticide/ insecticide and Stratego® fungicide.

Via the Oberon 4SC-Stratego Pair Up Program, growers must use a minimum of 300 acres of Oberon 4SC miticide/insecticide and Stratego fungicide to qualify for at least $1 per acre back in Growing Strong™ Rewards Program points. The program is paid out on matched acres based on 4 oz/acre of Oberon 4SC and 10 oz/acre of Stratego.

All corn growers in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas who qualify for the Growing Strong Rewards Program and use Oberon 4SC on matching acres with Stratego qualify for the Oberon 4SC-Stratego Pair Up Program.

Oberon 4SC offers long-lasting activity on all mite stages in corn, while giving growers the flexibility to monitor corn fields to spray when necessary. It also provides residual control of problem pests while being soft on beneficial insects.

Additionally, the two modes of action in Stratego protect corn plants from a broad spectrum of yield-robbing diseases. With XLerate™ technology, Stratego helps supercharge the natural growth cycle of corn, helping plants stay greener, lusher, more robust and stand longer into the growing season.

“When growers choose to ‘pair up’ with Oberon and Stratego, they not only get protection from both mites and diseases for their corn, they have the opportunity to earn additional Growing Strong points,” says Jon Mixson, Bayer CropScience insecticides and plant growth regulators brand manager.

The Pair Up Program currently runs through October 31, 2008. To enroll in the program, growers should call 1-877-976-8286. For information on Oberon or Stratego, growers can visit www.BayerGrowingStrong.com .

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.8 billion (2007), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. 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 about 17,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries.

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Proof of grower purchases of qualifying products from a Bayer authorized retailer must be provided electronically to Bayer CropScience by October 31, 2008. Ask your retailer to submit.

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