Beck’s Hybrids Partners with Bayer CropScience on Liberty Greenback Offer

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (September 19, 2007) — Beck’s Hybrids, a leading corn seed company in Indiana, is teaming up with Bayer CropScience to offer growers an opportunity to earn up to $6.25 back per acre when they apply Liberty® herbicide to their Beck’s stand alone LibertyLink™ hybrids and Herculex® hybrids.

The Liberty/LibertyLink system is the only non-selective alternative to the Roundup Ready® system and offers growers similar convenience, ease and cost effectiveness. Liberty herbicide has a unique mode of action, and there is no documented weed resistance worldwide.

The 32 oz/acre rate of Liberty controls up to 120 tough grasses and broadleaf weeds ­— that includes glyphosate-resistant and tolerant weeds and even Roundup Ready volunteers. Liberty is a non-selective herbicide that is effective on tough-to-control weeds such as woolly cupgrass, waterhemp, cocklebur, lambsquarter, foxtail, velvetleaf and many others.

The Liberty Greenback Offer gives growers who use Liberty herbicide on stand alone LibertyLink hybrids and Herculex hybrids from Beck’s, up to $6.25 back per acre.

“This partnership will provide growers with the opportunity to implement the LibertyLink system at a better value than ever before,” says Greg Weber, district manager for Bayer CropScience.

The LibertyLink trait is available in all Herculex and Agrisure™ CB/LL hybrids. Agrisure CB/LL hybrids qualify for the AgriEdge rebate program, but are not part of the Greenback offer from Beck’s Hybrids.

More program details are available at . For additional information about Liberty, growers can contact their local Bayer CropScience representative, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937).