AgraQuest/Bayer extend home garden pact
Bayer CropScience and the US biopesticide company, AgraQuest (Davis, California), have extended their US home and garden products deal to Europe. Bayer will introduce AgraQuest’s Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 biofungicide to France, Italy and Germany under its Natria brand. Launches are planned in France and Italy in 2013 and in Germany in 2014. Bayer agreed to market the biofungicide in the US consumer market in 2009 ( Agrow No 582, p 3).