Bayer CropScience introduces Proline fungicide for soybeans

Proline provides improved control of Asian soybean rust, powdery mildew

Bayer CropScience recently received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for Proline™ 480 SC fungicide for use on soybeans.

Proline gives outstanding control of Asian soybean rust and powdery mildew. It also may be used in a tankmix with Stratego® fungicide to provide control of a wide range of diseases.

“The combination of Proline and Stratego gives both preventive and curative activity,” says Jim Bloomberg, Bayer CropScience fungicide product development manager. “Utilizing these strong chemistries with two modes of action means broad spectrum control.”

Proline may be applied with either ground or aerial application equipment.

Proline is not registered in all states; growers are encouraged to contact their local Bayer CropScience sales representatives for availability of Proline in their area.

For more information or to speak to a Bayer CropScience representative on Proline, please contact Erin Kretzschmar at phone (816) 437-9415 or via email at ekretzschmar@rkconnect.com.

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.8 billion (2007), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries.

Forward-looking statement

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

Bayer CropScience 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg’d), the Bayer Cross (reg’d), Stratego®, Proline™ are trademarks of Bayer. Proline is not registered for use in all states. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-88-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our Web site at www.BayerCropScienceUS.com.

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