Bayer CropScience: Offering ‘Seed to Harvest’ solutions for farmers
This concept offers seeds and crop protection solutions to farmers through integrated platforms

Hyderabad March 10, 2010

Hyderabad – “Bayer CropScience is committed to the spirit of innovation and continually strives to introduce a whole range of solutions to help the Indian farmer,” said Stephan Gerlich, Country Group Head, Bayer in India. He was speaking after inaugurating the new Bayer CropScience office premises in Madhapur on Wednesday. Frederic Arboucalot, Global Head of Rice Seed & Traits, Head of BioScience Agricultural Crops AsiaPacific, Jens Hartmann, Country Head, India, Bayer CropScience, South Asia and Satish Patil, Head, Bayer BioScience, India were also present at the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Jens Hartmann said “In realisation of Bayer business strategy - one face to the customer - we now offer seeds and crop protection solutions through an integrated platform. This concept has proven to be very successful in delivering a comprehensive crop management solution to farmers. The Hyderabad Bayer office will host the corporate office of Bayer BioScience and two important sales zones for Crop Protection as a part of this integrated approach.”

Frederic Arboucalot while touring new premises said “Bayer CropScience’s strong focus on innovation and substantial investments in Research & Development enables it to contribute significantly to Seed to Harvest solutions - starting from developing high-yielding hybrid varieties through our robust breeding programme to facilitate innovative solutions for crop improvement and developing modern, innovative crop protection agents.”
Speaking at the event, Satish Patil said “Our fastest-expanding business segment is our BioScience business. Bayer BioScience in India is a forerunner in the arena of seed business in the country. Located now in Madhapur, our new premises in Hyderabad, Bayer BioScience is engaged in research, development, production and marketing of high quality hybrid seeds and traits of field crops. To cater to the specific needs of farmers, Bayer BioScience hybrid seeds offer a wide product range covering Hybrid Rice, Cotton, Pearl Millet, Corn, Grain Sorghum as well as composite varieties of Mustard.”
As a research-based agrochemicals and biotechnology company, innovation is a central element of corporate strategy at Bayer CropScience. The Crop Protection portfolio in India continues to respond to a whole range of market needs with an extensive, well-balanced portfolio of over 50 high performance products and Bayer BioScience today, has diverse and strong intellectual properties and research programmes involving a host of crops and applications in offering best packages for the farmers. Some of Bayer CropScience very successful product brands are Confidor®, Fame ®, Regent ®, Whip Super ®, Larvin ®, Arize® 6444, SurPass® Dhanno and Proagro® 9444.

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About Bayer CropScience
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 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. 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 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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