Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Citrus fruits: a plus for human health

Bayer CropScience at the 12th International Citrus Congress in Valencia:

Monheim, October 30, 2012 – Citrus fruits like oranges, mandarins and lemons can help strengthen the immune system and support a healthy diet, especially in the cold winter months. The 12th International Citrus Congress will be held from November 18 to 23 in Valencia, Spain, under the theme “Citrus and Health”. It will cover a broad scientific program on citrus-related topics but in particular highlight the importance of citrus fruits for a healthy human diet. The organizers expect around 1,000 experts and scientists to attend from all over the world.

Bayer CropScience is hosting its own exhibition stand as a platinum sponsor. Experts from the company will showcase the innovative product portfolio to the congress participants and underline the leading role of Bayer CropScience in the fruit and vegetables business. The innovative crop protection solutions are supplemented with advice on the cultivating and marketing of high-quality citrus. 

During the congress the experts from Bayer CropScience will also present successful Food Chain Partnership business initiatives. The goal of these projects is to support the sustainable production of high-quality and safe fruit and vegetables worldwide and to be a reliable partner to the national and international trade.

Bayer CropScience presents Movento™, Nativo™ Decis™ Trap

One of the new products is Movento™. It protects many fruit and vegetable crops against sucking insects like aphids, scales, mealy bugs, woolly aphids, whiteflies and certain thrips species. The unique feature of Movento™ is its two-way transport pattern: after the uptake via the leaves the active ingredient of the product is evenly distributed in new shoots, leaves and roots. In this way, even those insects hiding on the inner leaves of lettuce and cabbage or in the bark of fruit trees are controlled successfully by Movento™. Movento™ has already been approved in more than 50 countries and will be launched in Spain in 2013.

With Nativo™ Bayer CropScience offers a highly effective all-in-one solution for those growers who prefer the convenience of a broad-spectrum fungicide. Crops treated with Nativo™ are healthier, more productive and higher-yielding; they also exhibit improved stress tolerance to drought, heat and cold. In Brazil, the number one exporter of orange juice, Nativo™ is appreciated by the citrus industry for the higher juice yields and increased sugar levels it produces. 

Decis™ Trap is an innovative tool for the control and monitoring of fruit flies which is suitable for integrated pest management programs (IPM) and biological fruit production and meets the requirements of the new European Sustainable Use Directive. The ready-to-use trap which is impregnated with deltamethrin, contains a long-lasting food bait and minimizes environmental impact as fewer chemical treatments are required. In Spain, Decis™ Trap is already available for citrus and other fruit crops. An introduction to countries affected by the Mediterranean fruit fly is planned.

For further information about the International Citrus Congress, please click here:www.citruscongress2012.org

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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