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Bayer CropScience showcases new innovations at CAPCA

Bayer CropScience featured
three new innovative solutions at this year’s CAPCA Conference held October 17
-19 in Anaheim, California. The featured innovations are Movento insecticide,
Luna fungicide and Alion herbicide.

“We are very pleased to share with growers three new innovative products to
support them in their quest to grow more off of every acre of land to feed a
growing world population,” said Kevin Adam, product manager at Bayer
CropScience. “Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new solutions that
improve yield, quality and profitability for the grower.”

The EPA has re-issued registration for Movento and the product will soon be
available to growers, retailers and distributors. Targeting a variety of pests,
crops listed on the product container label for application of Movento under
the new registration include the uses found on the previous Movento product
container label.

“Movento is unique because of its two-way transport activity within the plant,”
said Adam. It moves up and down through the entire plant system; this two-way
transport also delivers the substance to the leaves, trunks and roots, enabling
Movento to control insects where coverage is difficult, for example, inside the
head of a lettuce plant and under the bark and on the roots of grape vines.
This exceptional systemic performance protects new shoots, leaves and roots,
preventing damaging pest populations from building.

Movento belongs to the chemical class of ketoenols invented by Bayer, and
offers extremely effective control of a broad spectrum of sucking insects such
as aphids, psyllids, mealybugs, whiteflies and scales. Movento can be used in a
large number of major crops: citrus, pome and stone fruit, tree nuts, grapes,
potatoes and vegetables.

Luna’s application for registration is currently pending with the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation
(CDPR). Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) and others should look for the expected
launch of the Luna family of fungicides in 2011.

With an anticipated EPA registration in 2011, Alion is a unique solution from
pre-emergence control of a wide range of grass and broadleaf weed species,
including glyphosate-resistant weeds.

By Ayanna Luke, Porter

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