Bayer agchem sales up 5% in Q4
Bayer CropScience’s fourth-quarter crop protection sales rose by 4.7% in 2009 to €1,177 million ($1,602 million at the current rate). Currency and portfolio-adjusted revenues were up by 7.4%. The results represent a recovery after a weak third quarter and flat first nine months ( Agrow No 579, pp 6-7). The final quarter rise was smaller than for most major rivals but Werner Wenning notes in his last full-year results presentation as group CEO that the company increased its market share for the whole of 2009.