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Bayer CropScience to Share Insights on Unlocking New Canola Opportunities



Bayer CropScience to Share Insights on Unlocking New Canola Opportunities

Educational meetings to be held during KMOT Ag Expo for canola farmers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
With new canola seed hybrids and traits available for the 2014 season, farmers
in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota have more reasons to consider growing
the crop. While attending the KMOT Ag Expo in Minot, N.D., farmers can learn
about several new hybrids and how they can fit into their operations'
agronomic and profitability strategies at an Unlocking New Canola
Opportunities session, hosted by Bayer CropScience.

Each 30-minute session will provide the same information and be held in the
meeting room to the north of Titan Machinery Hall and west of United Agronomy
Hall. The schedule is:

  * 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29;
  * 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30; and
  * 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan 31.

For 2014, Bayer CropScience has three new InVigor® canola hybrids. These new
hybrids provide canola farmers across the northern tier of the United States
more options to overcome growing and harvesting challenges, fight disease
pressure, and improve profitability:

  * New L140P is the industry's first hybrid with pod shatter tolerance,
  * New L160S is the first InVigor hybrid with sclerotinia tolerance, and
  * New L252 is the first InVigor hybrid with high classic canola oil content.

At the Unlocking New Canola Opportunities sessions, farmers will get their
first in-depth introduction to the pod shatter tolerance trait. The sessions
will also cover topics such as which hybrids perform optimally for each
growing region, how farmers can utilize each hybrid for different
profitability strategies and how to fit each hybrid into an operation's
overall cropping system. "We are committed to the long-term success of canola
farmers," says Brian Hrudka, canola seed manager for Bayer CropScience. "With
the addition of the new hybrids to our InVigor portfolio, farmers have now
more opportunities like straight cutting, spacing out spraying and harvesting
windows, and having the ability to reduce the risk of volunteer canola plants
affecting following crop rotations. The KMOT Ag Expo sessions are intended to
help farmers determine where these new opportunities make sense for their
operations." Farmers who attend an Unlocking New Canola Opportunities session
will be entered to win a Craftsman tool set, and any farmer who stops by the
Bayer CropScience booth (#26-29 in the Titan Machinery Hall) can enter the
Grow More Giveaway to win eight bags of InVigor L140P seed. Suggested Tweets:

  * BayerCropScience to host Unlocking New Canola Opportunities sessions for
    #NoDak farmers at @KMOT_TV Ag Expo in #Minot http://bit.ly/1abIkV6
  * #NorthDakota farmers can learn about new opportunities with #canola at
    @KMOT_TV Ag Expo http://bit.ly/1abIkV6
  * New #InVigor #canola traits mean new opportunities. Learn how they can fit
    on your farm at @KMOT_TV Ag expo http://bit.ly/1abIkV6

Bayer CropScience Twitter Page:
http://twitter.com/bayer4cropsus
 
Bayer CropScience Blog:
http://connect.bayercropscience.us

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.

Visit the Bayer Connect - Social Hub for all Bayer CropScience social media,
recent news, blog posts, videos and more.

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
countries. This and further news is available at: press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:
 
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or
 
Beth Roden
Head of Communications & Bayer CropScience NA Coordinator
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Email: beth(dot)roden(at)bayer(dot)com
 
Heather Stettner
AdFarm
Tel: (816) 479-5215
Email: heather(dot)stettner(at)adfarmonline(dot)com

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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.

©2014 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC
27709. Bayer, the Bayer Cross and InVigor are registered trademarks of Bayer.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version
including any supplementary images or video, visit
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11476009.htm

CONTACT: Bayer CropScience, LP
         Beth Roden
         beth.roden@bayer.com
         +1 (919) 549-2030
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