Bayer CropScience and Nufarm sign multi-year supply agreement for DFF® (diflufenican)
Herbicidal active ingredient for effective weed control in cereals
Monday - July 31, 2006, Monheim (Germany) – Bayer CropScience and Nufarm have entered into a multi-year supply and distribution agreement for DFF® (diflufenican) and DFF®-based products in Europe. The contract was signed on July 26, 2006. Financial terms of this agreement were not disclosed.
DFF® was discovered by Bayer CropScience and is today a key component for an effective weed control program in cereals. Bayer CropScience and Nufarm expect that by the supply and distribution agreement the market of diflufenican-based products across Europe will be further expanded through the individual strengths of their distribution channels.
“Our strong position in the conventional crop protection market is based on our wide portfolio of successful products“, said Thierry Chenet, Head of Portfolio Management Herbicides of Bayer CropScience. “This agreement will ensure further expansion and market access for DFF®-based products.”
Nufarm’s Group General Manager of Agriculture, Brian Benson, said DFF® is an important addition to Nufarm’s European product portfolio and an ideal mixture option with Nufarm’s core chemistries. “This agreement facilitates our immediate entry into several European markets with a number of existing DFF® formulations and allows us to develop new formulations that will extend our reach into new crop segments.”
Bayer CropScience, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6 billion, is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. 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 about 19,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.newsroom.bayercropscience.com
Nufarm Limited is a publicly listed Australian based global supplier of quality crop protection products with annual sales of about EUR 1 billion. Nufarm has production and marketing operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Americas and Europe and sells products in more than 100 countries around the world. Further information is available at: www.nufarm.com
This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer CropScience AG management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future consolidated results, financial situation, development or performance of the Bayer CropScience AG or our parent company, Bayer AG, and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer AG’s public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including Bayer AG’s Form 20-F). Neither Bayer AG nor Bayer CropScience AG assumes any liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
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