Bayer CropScience Offers Seven New Varieties for 2014, Four with GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink Technology for Weed and Insect

Bayer CropScience Offers Seven New Varieties for 2014, Four with GlyTol
LibertyLink TwinLink Technology for Weed and Insect Control

New FiberMax and Stoneville varieties bring expanded maturities and trait
packages to give cotton growers more options on their farms.

NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Whether it's
tough-to-control weeds, insect pests, or adverse planting conditions, cotton
growers face incredible challenges each year to produce high yields and
excellent fiber quality.

Bayer CropScience announces seven new FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton
varieties for the 2014 season that will help growers meet some of these
difficult challenges. Four new varieties from FiberMax and Stoneville contain
new TwinLink™ technology with two Bt genes for season-long protection against
lepidopteran pests. All seven of the new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties
incorporate stacked GlyTo l® LibertyLink® technology for a wide window of
over-the-top applications of Liberty® herbicide and glyphosate.

Bayer CropScience currently is the only company that offers cotton varieties
with stacked herbicide trait technology for applications of herbicides at full
labeled rates without injury to the crop. Thirteen FiberMax and Stoneville
varieties with GlyTol LibertyLink technology are available in a range of
maturities and adaptation across the Cotton Belt.

"Cotton growers want high-yielding, high-quality varieties with traits that
give them flexibility to control the yield-robbing pests in their field,
whether those are hard-to-control weeds or worms," said Jeff Brehmer, U.S.
product manager for FiberMax and Stoneville cotton. "Our newest FiberMax and
Stoneville varieties provide just that: the best germplasm with the latest
proprietary traits from Bayer CropScience."

New FiberMax varieties available in 2014 include:

FM 1830GLT and FM 2334GLT offer the GlyTol, LibertyLink and TwinLink (GLT)
trait package for full tolerance to both Liberty herbicide and glyphosate, and
two proprietary Bayer Bt genes for effective management of major lepidopteran
pests. Both varieties offer excellent yield potential and fiber quality with
the added benefit of Verticillium wilt tolerance. Adapted for the High Plains,
FM 1830GLT has an early-medium maturity, and FM 2334GLT has a medium maturity.
FM 2334GLT has very similar characteristics to FM 2484B2F, with the added
benefit of two herbicide modes of action and even better fiber quality.

FM 1320GL and FM 2322GL have the GlyTol LibertyLink (GL) traits for adaptation
in areas of the High Plains. FM 1320GL has a very early maturity, the earliest
offered from FiberMax, with excellent yield potential and good fiber quality.
FM 2322GL is a medium-maturing variety with excellent yield potential and
outstanding fiber quality.

New Stoneville varieties available in 2014 include:

ST 5032GLT and ST 5289GLT offer the GlyTol, LibertyLink and TwinLink (GLT)
trait package for full tolerance to both Liberty herbicide and glyphosate, and
two proprietary Bayer Bt genes for effective management of major lepidopteran
pests. ST 5032GLT has an early-medium maturity with strong yield potential and
excellent fiber quality. This variety complements ST 4946GLB2 and FM 1944GLB2
in the cotton-growing regions east of the Mississippi River. ST 5289GLT is a
medium-maturing variety similar to ST 5288B2F, the No. 1 variety planted in
the south Delta last season. ST 5289GLT has excellent yield potential,
especially on marginal soil types, and good fiber quality.

ST 4747GLB2 has the GlyTol LibertyLink Bollgard II® trait package for full
tolerance to both Liberty herbicide and glyphosate, and two Bt genes for
effective management of major worm pests. ST 4747GLB2 has a broad adaptation
with one of the earliest maturities in the Stoneville portfolio. With two
years in the Cotton Agronomic Performance (CAP) trials, ST 4747GLB2 sets new
yield standards in the Mid-South, Southeast, Carolinas and Virginia for an
early season variety, with improved fiber length and micronaire in the
Stoneville brand.

These new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties have been tested in CAP trials
across the Cotton Belt against current and experimental Bayer CropScience
varieties. CAP trials are planted on growers' farms and managed with the same
techniques used on their production acres. Bayer regional cotton agronomists
use this on-farm data to determine which experimental varieties will be
commercially available as FiberMax or Stoneville varieties.

"Every FiberMax and Stoneville variety we advance adds something to our
current cottonseed portfolio," Brehmer said. "Bayer CropScience was the first
to bring double-stacked herbicide trait technology to the cotton market with
GlyTol LibertyLink technology, and we've added to that trait package with
GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink. These new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties have
better yield potential and improved fiber quality with the trait technologies
that cotton growers need for the problems they experience on their farms."

For more information on how these and other FiberMax and Stoneville cotton
seed varieties can work on the farm, growers can contact their regional
agronomist or access the Bayer CropScience Variety Selector Tool™. They can
also visit FiberMax.com and Stoneville.com, talk to their local Bayer
CropScience representative, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937).

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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. 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 (Dec 31, 2012) and is represented in more than 120
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Contact:
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Beth Roden
Director of Communications & Bayer CropScience NA Coordinator
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Email: beth(dot)roden(at)bayer(dot)com

Drew Harris
Rhea + Kaiser
Tel: (630) 955-2604
Email: dharris(at)rkconnect(dot)com

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