Bayer CropScience Showcases Season-Long Solutions at Potato Expo

Bayer CropScience Showcases Season-Long Solutions at Potato Expo

Bayer Exhibit Features Path of Potato Opportunities From Planting Through
Harvest

LAS VEGAS, NEV., Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - From protecting
seeds to fighting fungal diseases, potato growers face multiple challenges
throughout the season and need tools to help them achieve a successful
harvest. Bayer CropScience is showcasing its season-long solutions at its One
World to Grow On exhibit at the 2013 Potato Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 9 -11,
2013. As part of Bayer's commitment to providing integrated pest management
solutions to the potato industry, the One World to Grow On exhibit illustrates
challenges potato growers face from planting to harvest, and offers growers
the latest potato solutions, including the addition of Serenade® Soil
fungicide and Emesto® Silver seed-piece treatment into the Bayer portfolio.

"Bayer is dedicated to advancing its integrated solutions for potato growers
and providing the latest innovation in seed and crop protection for the
industry," said Rob Schrick, Strategic Business Management Lead –
Horticulture, Bayer CropScience. "We work with growers to understand their
path from planting to harvest and establish effective and sustainable answers
to their most challenging issues."

Bayer's One World to Grow On exhibit identifies pivotal, decision-making
points throughout the potato growing season and offers producers a range of
solutions to help them overcome challenges at each stage. The exhibit
highlights the importance of thoughtful choices throughout the season for a
successful harvest.

To help potato growers from planting through harvest, Bayer provides solutions
that enable customers to improve productivity and enhance crop yield and
quality. Bayer's potato portfolio products, including Emesto Silver seed-piece
treatment, Serenade Soil fungicide, Movento® insecticide and Luna® fungicide,
equip growers with the tools they need to protect and enrich their crop.

  *Delivering the latest in seed-applied solutions, Emesto Silver helps
    growers start protecting their crop early in the season. The new, liquid
    fungicide potato seed-piece treatment offers innovative control for
    seed-borne diseases, while promoting early crop establishment and plant
    vigor.
  *At planting, Serenade Soil protects young plants by quickly building a
    disease protection zone around the seed. As the seedling grows, the
    beneficial bacteria in the fungicide continue to grow, expanding disease
    protection and creating healthier, higher-yielding plants.
  *During the season, Movento insecticide and Luna fungicide protect crops
    from threatening pests and diseases as a part of a season-long potato
    management program. Movento protects against multiple above- and
    below-ground pests, including aphids, psyllids, mites, nematodes, and
    wireworms. Luna's unique chemistry and systemic mode of action provide
    control of some of the most problematic fungal diseases of potato,
    including white mold and resistant strains of early blight.

"Producing high-quality products that deliver superior efficacy to the potato
industry is a top priority at Bayer CropScience," said Schrick. "Our potato
portfolio exemplifies our commitment to integrated solutions and provides a
premium advantage to our customers by helping them to overcome season-long
threats to their crop."

To learn more about Bayer CropScience's potato portfolio and commitment to
horticulture, please visit http://www.bayercropscience.us.

About Bayer CropScience

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
7.255 billion (2011) 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 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and
further news is available at: press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Becca Hogan
Manager of External Communications
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 384-6351
Email: becca(dot)hogan(at)bayer(dot)com

Ayanna Luke
Porter Novelli
Tel: (404) 995-4536
Email: Ayanna(dot)Luke(at)porternovelli(dot)com

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Find more information at http://www.bayercropscience.us.

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