BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP and BASF Corporation have entered into an agreement through which Bayer CropScience will supply tebuconazole fungicide for use in the United States by BASF in a combination product with pyraclostrobin for disease control in soybeans.

“This agreement is between two of the global companies involved in the fight against Asian soybean rust and is a major step forward in providing additional crop protection solutions to the American soybean grower to combat the potential threat of this devastating disease in the United States,” said Bill Buckner, head of U.S. business operations for Bayer CropScience.

“Bayer CropScience has gained a great deal of experience and expertise in managing this disease in South America, where Asian soybean rust has been prevalent,” Buckner said.

In the United States, Bayer CropScience has two very effective fungicides available to fight the disease: Folicur fungicide, which offers both preventive and post-infection activity, and Stratego fungicide, which offers only preventive activity. Folicur and Strageto have been granted quarantine Section 18 exemptions by EPA for use on soybeans to control Asian soybean rust.

For additional product information call toll-free 866-992-2937 or visit the Web site www.StopSoybeanRust.com