Bayer Initiatives Focus on Sustainability

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is focused on sustainability with three specific commitments to bring about positive changes within the agriculture industry over the next 10 years. “Bayer has the opportunity and the responsibility to really be part of the solution when we think about the major challenges that are facing ag today, and those might include climate change, growing population and limited resources,” …

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Bayer Launches Soybean Products, Programs for 2020

Carrie Muehling

Bayer continues to roll out new products and efforts to help farmers fight weed resistance during the coming growing season. The company plans to launch XtendFlex soybeans in spring of 2020, pending regulatory approval. “It’s really important when you think about all the challenges growers have on their farms from the resistance to the tough to manage weeds where growers …

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Climate FieldView Guarantees Success

Carrie Muehling

Farmers heading into the 2020 growing season might want to consider using Climate FieldView’s Seed Scripts program to help develop a variable rate planting prescription for each field. “We’ve shown through research that farms and fields that use variable rate prescriptions have a better yield performance and ultimately revenue performance than fields that focus just on a static rate planting …

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Bayer’s Channel Seedsmen Can Help in 2020

Carrie Muehling

After a very difficult growing season in 2019, many farmers want to forget that year altogether. But Bayer‘s Whitney Monin said that would be a critical mistake. “There were many things that happened in 2019 that really need to govern and dictate our actions moving into 2020, whether that be our response to disease, our response to pests, and even …

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Bayer Plus Rewards Program Now Available

Carrie Muehling

Bayer Plus Rewards is a brand new program for the 2020 growing season. “Farmers really have a wide choice of high performance products to choose from in herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. And what makes Bayer Plus Rewards unique is that farmers will be able to see all of their purchases in one place through the online portal, and actually earn …

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Acceleron Protects From Various Challenges

Carrie Muehling

A key message from Bayer at the 2020 Commodity Classic encouraged growers to ensure they’re fully protected from whatever Mother Nature might throw at them during the approaching growing season. One way to do that is to use Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions on corn, soybean and cotton acres. “As you look at the investment that farmers are making today from …

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AFBF to Expand on Bayer Farm State of Mind Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic on Thursday, Bayer and the American Farm Bureau Federation announced the transition of Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign to Farm Bureau. The initiative aims to raise mental health awareness among the farming community and reduce stigma surrounding the topic of mental health in rural communities. Farm Bureau plans to combine the Farm State of Mind with …

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Bayer and BASF Intend to Appeal Dicamba Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Both Bayer and BASF intend to appeal a court decision in Missouri resulting in a total of $265 million in damages awarded to a Missouri peach farm over alleged dicamba drift. A federal jury in Cape Girardeau awarded plaintiff Bader Farms $15 in compensatory damages and $250 in punitive damages on its claims of design defect, failure to warn, negligent …

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Bayer Makes Innovation and Pipeline Announcements

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer made a couple of major pipeline and innovation advancements for the Crop Science Division on Thursday. A new herbicide molecule, “the first new post-emergence mode of action for broad acre weed control in 30 years.” Bayer announced a molecule in Phase 2 of early development which has demonstrated effective control of key resistant grasses in early research. The work …

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Bayer R&D Supports Produce Growers

Carrie Muehling

Bayer continues to serve produce growers in the southeastern part of the country with the Seminis vegetable seed brand and a strong crop protection portfolio. Research and development continues to be a focus, according to Jonathan Mein, Eastern U.S. Commercial Lead. “If you look at fruit and vegetable variety development, it requires a lot of work, a lot of data,” …

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