Bayer CropScience Introduces Esplanade EZ at APWA Congress & Exposition

Bayer CropScience Introduces Esplanade EZ at APWA Congress & Exposition

New pre-emergent herbicide simplifies infrastructure maintenance, delivering
effective, long-lasting control of troublesome weeds

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, will launch
Esplanade® EZ – a new vegetation solution for protecting municipal
infrastructure – at the American Public Works Association (APWA) International
Public Works Congress & Exposition in Chicago, Aug. 25 – 28. The product
offers municipal maintenance professionals broad-spectrum, pre-emergent
control of weeds and grasses in bareground areas such as roadsides, curbs,
sidewalks, gravel yards and parking lots.

"Municipal maintenance programs typically require three to five herbicide
applications per six-month growing season," said Matt Nespeca, manager of
Bayer's Industrial Vegetation Management (IVM) business. "Esplanade EZ can
control weeds for up to six months with a single application. This helps
municipal managers reduce their overall labor expenditure and operate more
efficiently by allowing them to focus their crews on other activities."

Esplanade EZ delivers new herbicide technology in an easy-to-use format that
quickly burns down existing vegetation and provides extended residual control
of more than 75 grassy and broadleaf weeds.

Bayer will present "The Impact of Unwanted Vegetation on Municipal
Infrastructure and Innovative Management Solutions" at the APWA Congress
Exhibitor Solutions Theater #2 (booth #2143) on Monday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m.
The company will also feature Esplanade EZ at the Bayer booth (#1914) on the
expo floor.

Bayer entered the industrial vegetation management market in 2011 with the
launch of Esplanade 200 SC, a pre-emergent solution for use on railroads,
roadsides and industrial areas.

Note: Esplanade EZ is currently EPA registered, and is undergoing state
registration this summer. Please check with Bayer to determine if Esplanade EZ
is available in your state. For more information visit
http://www.BackedbyBayer.com. Always read and follow label instructions.

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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.

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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:
press.bayercropscience.com/.

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

Jenny Spurgeon
Global Prairie
Tel: (216) 203-7202
Email: jennifer(dot)spurgeon(at)global-prairie(dot)com

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

USA-BCS-2013-0239

Find more information at http://www.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.

©2013 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC
27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer, the Bayer Cross and
Esplanade are registered trademarks of Bayer. For additional product
information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our
website at BayerCropScience.us.

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CONTACT: Bayer CropScience, LP
         Becca Hogan
         becca.hogan@bayer.com
         (919) 549-2998