Bayer CropScience acquires AgraQuest
The company’s current product portfolio includes well-established product brands such as Serenade®, Rhapsody®, Sonata® and Ballad® fungicides and Requiem® insecticides, which provide effective disease and pest control and will complement Bayer CropScience´s product offering. Bayer CropScience will also leverage AgraQuest's technology platform and its promising pipeline of new biological control agents. Several new pipeline products, which include acaracides, fungicides and nematicides, amongst others, are under development, and have undergone successful early field evaluations. Through the acquisition Bayer CropScience will integrate AgraQuest’s state-of-the-art biopesticides production facility in Tlaxcala, Mexico, as well as the company’s R&D site in Davis. AgraQuest employs a total staff of approximately 250 full-time employees.
AgraQuest products are available today in more than 30 countries including Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil and European countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. They are used in diverse market segments such as fruits and vegetables, broad-acre crops, post-harvest protection, turf, home and garden and animal health.