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Bayer CropScience Introduces Bayer Specticle G

Bayer CropScience Introduces Bayer Specticle G

Granule Herbicide Simplifies Turf and Landscape Maintenance, Offering
Long-Lasting Control at Unparalleled Low Use Rates

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has launched Bayer
Specticle® G – a versatile, pre-emergent herbicide that provides green
industry professionals up to six months of broad-spectrum weed control for use
in landscapes, including mulched areas and around ornamentals, and in
warm-season turf. The company will feature Bayer Specticle G at the upcoming
2013 Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Diego.

"Green industry professionals invest a lot of time and resources in the
control of troublesome weeds," said Jeff Michel, herbicide business manager at
Bayer. "Specticle G sets a new standard for residual control at the lowest use
rates on the market. This helps lawn and landscape maintenance managers save
on time, fuel and labor costs by reducing the number of treatments needed to
achieve optimal results."

Bayer Specticle G protects against a broad spectrum of more than 80 grassy and
broadleaf weeds, as well as annual sedges. The product requires up to 40 times
less active ingredient than current standards, resulting in significantly less
herbicide placed in the environment. In addition, unlike other pre-emergent
herbicides, the applicator-friendly formulation will not stain or leave any
odor behind after treatment.

"Specticle controls even the most stubborn weeds, like Poa annua," said
Michel. "It helps maintain premium, weed-free landscape beds for the entire
growing season – making it one of the most effective tools in any turf
manager's arsenal."

Application and Use

Bayer Specticle G is formulated for convenient storage, measuring and
spreading. Apply the product at 100-200 lbs. of product per acre (2.3-4.6 lbs.
per 1000 sq. ft.) around ornamentals. A subsequent application of Bayer
Specticle G can be made within 90 days after the initial application to extend
weed control provided that the total amount of product applied does not exceed
400 lbs. per acre (9.2 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.) in a 12-month period.

For more information on Bayer Specticle G, please visit the Bayer booth at GIS
2013, #3438, or visit http://www.BackedbyBayer.com. Always read and follow
label instructions.

Bayer, the Bayer Cross, and Specticle are registered trademarks of BAYER.

Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for
agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the
availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer CropScience
representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at 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

USA-BCS-2013-0012
Find more information at bayercropscience.us.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current
assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to
material differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These
factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available
on the Bayer website at bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever
to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events
or developments.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version
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CONTACT: Global Prairie
         Ciara Ahern
         ciara.ahern@global-prairie.com
         (216) 256-3317
 
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