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Black-grass task force (press release)

Cambridge, 7th August 2012–



Growers facing difficult black-grass can turn to a new source of information: the Bayer CropScience TaskForce website.


Launched this week, the site is a knowledge hub containing a wealth of information to help farmers and agronomists understand black-grass, and how to tackle the number one weed in wheat crops.


“Information about controlling black-grass is scattered throughout the internet,” acknowledges Chris Cooksley, combinable herbicides campaign manager at Bayer CropScience.  “The TaskForce website pulls it together in one, easy-to-use place.”


Hosting a mix of videos, texts and the latest updates from @DrBlackgrass – Bayer’s unique black-grass information Twitter feed - the TaskForce website is fully searchable and can be found at





For further information:

Issued by:

Chris Cooksley

Natalie Reed

Bayer CropScience

+44 (0)1223 226615

+44 (0)1608 637805


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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. 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 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:


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