Bayer CropScience Announces Specticle FLO and Celsius Now Registered for Use in California

Bayer CropScience Announces Specticle FLO and Celsius Now Registered for Use
in California

Novel Herbicides Deliver Superior Pre- and Post-emergent Weed Control at
Exceptionally Low Use Rates

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced
Specticle® FLO and Celsius® are approved for use in California. Specticle FLO,
a pre-emergent herbicide, protects against a broad spectrum of broadleaf and
grassy weeds including Poa annua, crabgrass and goosegrass. Celsius delivers
post-emergent control of more than 150 weeds, and offers reduced risk of
phytotoxicity during summer months compared with other post-emergent

"We're pleased to help turf managers in California simplify operations and
grow their businesses with the latest technology in pre- and post-emergent
weed control," said Jeff Michel, herbicide business manager for Bayer's turf
and ornamentals business. "Specticle FLO's long-term residual requires fewer
applications, which helps cut fuel, labor and pesticide costs and Celsius
helps simplify operations, offering one of the broadest spectrums of control
on the market."

Specticle FLO delivers superior protection against key grassy weeds such as
Poa annua as well as more than 50 broadleaf weeds. It effectively controls
weeds at the lowest use rates on the market, requiring up to 40 times less
active ingredients than other pre-emergent solutions.

Celsius offers best-in-class safety on bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St.
Augustinegrass and centipede turf types, and provides a single solution for
many difficult-to-control grassy and broadleaf weeds. The product features a
convenient application window and requires 25-75 percent less active
ingredient than other current post-emergent herbicides.

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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:


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

Ciara Ahern
Global Prairie
Tel: (216) 453-5712
Email: ciara(dot)ahern@global-prairie(dot)com

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

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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 The company assumes no liability whatsoever
to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events
or developments.

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Specticle and Celsius are registered trademarks of Bayer. For additional
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         Becca Hogan
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