Bayer Award Honors Cotton Extension Specialist

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A former University of Missouri Extension cotton specialist was recognized last week during the Beltwide Cotton Conference as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, an annual award sponsored by Bayer. Andrea Jones, the first woman to be named Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, technically was a research associate at the University of Missouri for most of her …

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New Bayer Cotton Varieties Focus on Yield

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Five new Bayer cotton varieties are available in limited quantities for 2018 planting to give growers more options. “Choosing the right variety for the right field to harvest the right yield is paramount to successfully managing a cotton crop,” says Jason Wistehuff, Bayer product manager for FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton. “These new varieties combine with our existing variety lineup to …

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The Future for LibertyLink

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Bayer’s Credenz soybeans including LibertyLink traits performed well in 2017 despite less than ideal weather conditions in many areas. “Across the board, maybe not every segment of geography had the most ideal weather for soybean production, but as a general rule, results were really positive,” said Monty Malone, soybean agronomy leader for Bayer. “Yields were high – a lot of …

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Bayer Introduces Shared Risk Program for Cotton

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Bayer is launching a Shared Risk Program for cotton growers in 2018 to provide replant protection and crop loss protection for irrigated or dryland acres in both the Eastern and Western regions. The program also offers dryland protection for Western Region producers who suffer yields less than 200 lbs. lint per acre due to drought and yield protection for Eastern …

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Soybean Growers Lose $1.6 Billion Annually to SCN and SDS

Carrie Muehling

Diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) continue to plague soybean growers to the tune of $1.6 billion per year, based on USDA 2016–2017 marketing year projection for average soybean price of $9.10 per bushel. Those two diseases contribute to the largest number of bushels lost for soybean farmers, who sometimes don’t even realize disease is …

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New Bayer Seed Treatment Offers Promising Yield Benefit

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is helping growers bring more value without increasing inputs with Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0. The seed treatment is designed to bring a healthier soil environment around the plant root, yielding an additional average 3.8 bushels per acre. “With Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0, you don’t have to change what you’re doing today – especially in the cost effective environment that we’re in today – …

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Delaro™ Fungicide Ready to Work for Growers in 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

*POST UPDATED with grower interview* Bayer’s new Delaro™ fungicide for corn and soybeans was put to the test by growers this past season in 500 field trials across 20 states and passed with flying colors by providing broad-spectrum disease control, dual mode of action residual and improved plant health. “Disease pressure was inconsistent across the country this year, meaning some …

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Delaro from Bayer Coming Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer will soon be launching a new fungicide called Delaro for U.S. growers that has a dual mode-of-action and broader spectrum of disease control. “Delaro is going to be our new foliar fungicide mostly for corn and soybeans,” said Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer Senior Product Manager, during an interview at the NAFB convention earlier this month. “We really designed it for …

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Bayer COPeO Prime Helps Optimize Cotton Yields

Carrie Muehling

Cotton growers in all regions can better protect their crop with COPeO Prime, a fungicide with nematicidal activity, from Bayer CropScience. The seed treatment is available on all Stoneville and FiberMax, bringing a new mode of action to the cotton market. “By reducing those stresses early season from nematodes. There been a lot of work done about the first 40 …

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