Crystal Crop Protection Limited acquires Cotton, Mustard, Pearl Millet and Grain Sorghum hybrids from Bayer CropScience in India


Mumbai/Delhi, November 20, 2021: Crystal Crop Protection Limited, one of the leading R&D based crop solution companies in India, has entered into a definitive agreement with Bayer to acquire Cotton, Mustard, Pearl Millet and Grain Sorghum hybrids in India. Both organizations will work together to close the transaction by December 2021.  



The business acquired by Crystal Crop Protection represents a very small portion of Bayer’s Indian and global business portfolio.  



Commenting on the acquisition, N K Aggarwal, Chairman, Crystal Crop Protection Limited said, “Staying true to our vision of inspiring growth of Indian farmers, this acquisition is a step forward to provide high performance seeds for sustainable growth of Indian agriculture.” 



With this acquisition, Crystal will become strong in its field crops seed business as it comes with powerful brands and R&D capabilities. 



Sarjiwan Manhas, CEO, Seed Business, Crystal Crop Protection Limited further added, “These acquired crops have an excellent strategic fit in our seeds portfolio and will support us in improving our footprints in Indian seeds market.” 



D. Narain, Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia and CEO & MD, Bayer CropScience Limited said, “While we have divested a small portion our business portfolio, Bayer remains fully committed to the long-term growth of Indian agriculture and will continue to bring next-generation technologies that drive agricultural productivity, enable farmer prosperity and promote sustainable agriculture” 



Bayer CropScience will continue to drive the business until full transfer to Crystal Crop Protection Ltd.



About Bayer 

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About Crystal Crop Protection Ltd. 

Crystal Crop Protection Ltd is a R&D based crop solution company with a wide range of crop protection, seeds and farm mechanization products. The company works closely with Indian farming community towards improving farm profitability & sustainability by offering seed to harvest solutions. It has integrated operations, from undertaking R&D to manufacturing and delivering products to farmers across India through extensive distribution network. For more information, please visit



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Vidhi Bisani 

Communications, Bayer CropScience Limited 



Media Contact 

Himanshu Barsainya 

Corporate Communication, Crystal Crop Protection Limited 

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