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Bayer CropScience Showcases Season-Long Solutions at Potato Expo

 Potato Expo 2013
January 9, 2013
From protecting seeds to fighting fungal diseases, potato growers face multiple challenges throughout the season and need tools to help them achieve a successful harvest.

Bayer CropScience is showcasing its season-long solutions at its One World to Grow On exhibit at the 2013 Potato Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 9 -11, 2013.

As part of Bayer’s commitment to providing integrated pest management solutions to the potato industry, the One World to Grow On exhibit illustrates challenges potato growers face from planting to harvest, and offers growers the latest potato solutions, including the addition of Serenade® Soil fungicide and Emesto® Silver seed-piece treatment into the Bayer portfolio.

“Bayer is dedicated to advancing its integrated solutions for potato growers and providing the latest innovation in seed and crop protection for the industry,” said Rob Schrick, Strategic Business Management Lead – Horticulture, Bayer CropScience. “We work with growers to understand their path from planting to harvest and establish effective and sustainable answers to their most challenging issues.”

Bayer’s One World to Grow On exhibit identifies pivotal, decision-making points throughout the potato growing season and offers producers a range of solutions to help them overcome challenges at each stage. The exhibit highlights the importance of thoughtful choices throughout the season for a successful harvest.

To help potato growers from planting through harvest, Bayer provides solutions that enable customers to improve productivity and enhance crop yield and quality. Bayer’s potato portfolio products, including Emesto Silver seed-piece treatment, Serenade Soil fungicide, Movento® insecticide and Luna® fungicide, equip growers with the tools they need to protect and enrich their crop.
  • Delivering the latest in seed-applied solutions, Emesto Silver helps growers start protecting their crop early in the season. The new, liquid fungicide potato seed-piece treatment offers innovative control for seed-borne diseases, while promoting early crop establishment and plant vigor.

  • At planting, Serenade Soil protects young plants by quickly building a disease protection zone around the seed. As the seedling grows, the beneficial bacteria in the fungicide continue to grow, expanding disease protection and creating healthier, higher-yielding plants.

  • During the season, Movento insecticide and Luna fungicide protect crops from threatening pests and diseases as a part of a season-long potato management program. Movento protects against multiple above- and below-ground pests, including aphids, psyllids, mites, nematodes, and wireworms. Luna’s unique chemistry and systemic mode of action provide control of some of the most problematic fungal diseases of potato, including white mold and resistant strains of early blight.
“Producing high-quality products that deliver superior efficacy to the potato industry is a top priority at Bayer CropScience,” said Schrick. “Our potato portfolio exemplifies our commitment to integrated solutions and provides a premium advantage to our customers by helping them to overcome season-long threats to their crop.”

Source: Bayer CropScience
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Bayer CropScience is with annual sales of about EUR 5.8 billion one of the world's leading innovative cropscience companies in the area of crop protection (Crop Protection), non agricultural pest-control (Environmental Science), seeds and plant biotechnology (BioScience).
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