Plant closure decision will affect Temik supplies

03/21/2011 11:14:00 AM

Bayer CropScience officials have decided not to restart the transitional production of methyl isocyanate, an intermediate chemical in the production of carbaryl, at its Institute, W. Va., plant.

As a result, farmers will not have access to Temik, according to a news release.

The plant had been reconfigured to meet federal regulations.

But continuing uncertainty about the status of Temik, the brand name for carbaryl, forced Bayer officials to make a decision.

Bayer CropScience had reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to phase out Temik and end production by 2012.

Read more at Bayer CropScience.

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