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Bayer CropScience acquires bio nematicide


April 14, 2009
By Bayer CropScience

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April 13, 2009 – Bayer CropScience announced recently that it has
acquired certain assets and technology related to biological
development products of AgroGreen, Ashdod, Israel.

April 13, 2009 – Bayer CropScience announced recently that it has acquired certain assets and technology related to biological development products of AgroGreen , Ashdod, Israel.

AgroGreen, a business unit of the Minrav Group, is one of the leading companies in the bionematicides business. Through this acquisition, Bayer CropScience hopes to expand its range of crop protection products and provide the company with growth opportunities in the seed treatment market.

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The acquired assets include products marketed under the brand name BioNem (active ingredient Bacillus firmus), reducing nematode populations and root infestations in the soil, while stimulating increased yields.

BioNem is currently registered in Israel for use in cucumbers, eggplant, pepper, tomato, almond, apricot, olive, peach, plum, pomegranate, major herbs, flowers and garlic. Based on B. firmus as a mixing partner, Bayer CropScience plans to develop new seed treatment solutions for crops such as corn, soybean and cotton as well as soil-applied applications for use on fruits and vegetables.


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