Luna Fungicide By Bayer CropScience Receives MRL Approval for Crops Bound for Japan

Luna Fungicide By Bayer CropScience Receives MRL Approval for Crops Bound for

Japan Joins List of Countries and Regions with Established MRLs for Luna(R)

Bayer CropScience announced today Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Luna®
fungicide have been established in Japan, effective immediately. The recent
decision by Japan's Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare establishes MRLs for
fluopyram, the active ingredient in Luna.

"We are very excited to receive Japanese MRLs for Luna fungicide," said
Charlie Bergmann, product manager for Bayer CropScience. "This is great news
for growers who want to incorporate Luna treatments into their management
programs on crops being exported to Japan."

Luna fungicide received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency in 2012 and has since become recognized as a valuable tool for growers
in multiple horticultural crops. Luna provides growers with a new level of
systemic disease control, as well as additional benefits in several crops,
including reduction of year-over-year disease pressure in orchards, fruit
quality improvements and crop storability enhancements. Luna also boasts a new
chemistry that combats disease resistance issues that many growers are facing.
With the new MRLs in place, growers have additional flexibility when utilizing
Luna to help them overcome tough disease issues and deliver the highest
quality crop possible.

For additional information on Luna fungicide, please visit, follow Bayer on Twitter @bayer4cropsus or
contact your local sales representative for product information. To learn more
about Bayer CropScience, visit

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is
celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission "Bayer: Science
For A Better Life". Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible
for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012)
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 20,800 and is
represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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

Becca Hogan
External Communications Manager
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2998
Email: becca(dot)hogan(at)bayer(dot)com
Twitter: @Bayer4CropsUS

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

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