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Demo days give the opportunity to compare fungicides (press release)

Cambridge, 19 June 2012


Growers will have the chance to compare SDHI fungicides in wheat at risk from high levels of disease at each of Bayer CropScience’s demonstration days, which are taking place across the country in June and July.


Trials have been set up at each site to allow growers to see for themselves the performance of Bayer’s new SDHI wheat fungicide, Aviator235Xpro (bixafen + prothioconazole), and compare it with other disease control programmes.


This season has been a true test of the new fungicide’s disease control abilities, says Mike Abram, the firm’s PR & Communications manager. “This will be a brilliant opportunity for growers to see how Aviator235Xpro performs in a high pressure disease situation, and how it compares with other products applied in commercially relevant programmes.”


The demo days will also give growers the chance to discuss with members of the Bayer team other crop production issues, such as how to combat increasing grass weed resistance and how Bayer can help growers avoid barley yellow dwarf virus problems.


Dates and venues for the demos are as follows:

  • Cawood – Thursday 21 June (10.30am – 5pm)
    • Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, Selby, YO8 3TZ
  • Oxford – Monday 25 June (5.30pm) & Tuesday 26 June (9.30am)
    • Hinton Waldrist, Nr. Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8SQ
  • Callow – Thursday 28 June (11am – 4pm)
    • Monkhall Farm, Callow, nr Hereford, HR2 8DA
  • Long Sutton – Tuesday 3 July (11am – 4pm)
    • Monmouth House, Monmouth Lane, Lutton, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 9LH
  • Petersfield – Thursday 5 July (11am – 4pm)
    • New Buildings Farm, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3PB
  • Perth – Thursday 12 July (10am – 4pm)
    • Lacesston Farm, Gateside, Cupar, Fife KY14 7RR


Refreshments and either a hog roast or barbeque are available at each event, which also qualify for BASIS and NRoSO professional development points.


In order to register your interest and for further information concerning this demonstration, please visit our website -         


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Mike Abram, Tel. no: 01223 226621




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