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 …

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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 …

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Bayer CropScience Expanding R&D

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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 …

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Bayer Synergy Between Biologics and Vegetables

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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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Bayer CropScience CEOs Thrilled with New Center

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The global and North American CEOs of Bayer CropScience are thrilled with their new facility for biologics and vegetable seeds research and development in West Sacramento. “It is a very big deal for us,” said Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience and Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience AG. “This is a very big investment … it’s …

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Bayer CropScience Cuts Ribbon for the Future

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West Sacramento officials joined Bayer CropScience executives Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new $80 million dollar integrated research and development facility for biologics and vegetable seeds. “This really fits into our strategy to invest in innovation here in the U.S.,” said Bayer CropScience global CEO Liam Condon at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “This is a global …

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On Track with Bayer CropScience Biologics

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The California Railroad Museum was the venue for Bayer CropScience to gather with friends and dignitaries in the warm up show for the grand opening of the new Biologics and Vegetable Seeds Research & Development Center in West Sacramento, California. Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience and Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience AG, made a connection …

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Biologics R & D at Bayer Crop Science

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Biologics are based on materials found in nature. At the Bayer Crop Science booth during the Farm Progress Show I spoke with Head of Biologic Research for Bayer CropScience, Dr. Jonathan Margolis, who is based out of their new facilities in Sacramento, CA. There he works with live microbes like bacteria, fungi and plant extracts. “The difference between those and …

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AgInfomatics Identying the Benefits of Insecticides

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I learned a lot this week during the Farm Progress Show but one particular thing I learned about was neonicotinoids. Until I met Pete Nowak with Madison, Wisconsin-based AgInfomatics and an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison, I had never heard the term nor had any idea what it meant. Now I do. So let’s go to school …

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