Weather Impacts on Corn Soybean Yield & Trading

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With a session topic on how environmental constraints impact crop yield and trading you’d think this would take a long time. However, at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum Kyle Tapley, MDA Information Systems, got the job done in a short time frame. The focus was on weather and Kyle made a few statements that caught my …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Weather

Discussing Future Corn & Soybean Issues

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The 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybean Future Forum got kicked off today with a discussion that included not only an update on products but issues affecting farmers decisions and bottom line profits. Alan Ayers, Bayer CropScience, seen being interviewed by Cyndi Young, Brownfield Ag News, led much of the discussion this morning. Bees and bee health dominated the early …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees

Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybeans Future Forum

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It’s time to “Meet. Talk. Lead.” at the 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybeans Forum. I’m on my way today and things will kick off Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. Here is what it is all about: Key topics at the Future Forum will include: market trends and cultivation challenges for sustainable cropping as well as innovative solutions and new technologies …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Bayer Showcases Food Chain Partnership at PMA Convention

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Bayer CropScience showcased its latest global Food Chain Partnership projects at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo this past week. The annual conference brings together decision makers at every level of the produce supply chain, including growers, importers and exporters, processors and retailers. “To continue to meet the needs of our growers, we must first understand the needs of …

Bayer, Food, Produce

What’s New with Bayer Stratego YLD

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Bayer CropScience’s Thorsten Schwindt and Randy Myers both work in the company’s fungicide department. They shared with us during the Farm Progress Show what was going on with Stratego YLD, how growers can utilize it to get greater return on investment and what we can see coming out of Bayer’s research and development labs when it comes to fungicides. “Stratego …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Fungicide

Bayer CropScience Expanding R&D

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

The opening of the new Bayer CropScience research and development facility last week in Sacramento will allow the company to better leverage its full capabilities by consolidating and expanding its global R&D organization. “The investment into this state-of-the-art facility creates an environment where our researchers and experts can find the best possible conditions to discover solutions that growers across the …

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Growth of Biologics Industry

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The market for biopesticides and other biologics in crop protection is growing fast and the industry is making significant investments in more research and development for these types of products. “We’re growing globally about 15-16% per year, here in the U.S. about 14% per year,” says Biopesticide Industry Alliance executive director Bill Stoneman. “Starting from a small base, we’re about …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection

Bayer Synergy Between Biologics and Vegetables

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

The new Bayer CropScience $80 million dollar integrated research and development facility is a great marriage between the company’s biologics and vegetable seeds businesses. The courtship started when Bayer acquired AgraQuest in 2012 and Mike Millie was part of that acquisition. “Started with AgraQuest back in 2004,” said Millie. When Bayer came in, “at that point we were already out …

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