OHP, Inc. and Bayer Crop Science announced that they will terminate their long-standing, marketing agreement effective October 31, 2016. OHP, Inc. has been the exclusive marketer of Bayer products into the U.S. Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse market for over 26 years.
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“Bayer and OHP have had a mutually rewarding relationship for the past 26 years and OHP has done an excellent job of building and servicing Bayer products” says Gilles Galliou, President, Bayer Environmental Science North America. “While we value our partnership with OHP, Bayer Environmental Science has made a strategic decision to fully service the turf and ornamental market utilizing our internal resources.”
OHP will continue to service the full line of Bayer products through October 31, 2016. After that date OHP will continue to market Marathon G, Marathon 60 and Marathon II Insecticides, Discus Insecticide, Decathlon Insecticide and OHP Chipco 26019 N/G Fungicide sourced from Bayer. “Our partnership with Bayer has been an important part of the OHP business over the years and we look forward to working together with them going forward on selected products” says Ron Soldo, President and CEO of OHP. “While we regret having the opportunity to develop new products from Bayer, our overall mission is to provide our customers with a wide range of solution based technology and we will continue to do this for long into the future.”
OHP and Bayer will continue to work closely together over the next year to ensure that all customer needs are met through the transition period.