Bayer Expands The Climate Corporation Digital Pipeline

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Bayer subsidiary The Climate Corporation (Climate) has announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its new predictive seed selection and placement technology for corn. In addition, Climate accelerated 25 innovation advancements in 2018 through its global, digital farming pipeline to provide farmers more data-driven insights. Seed Advisor, which was just announced in August 2018, provides seed dealers with …

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Growers Pleased With Bayer’s Fluency Agent Advanced

Carrie Muehling

Response has been positive to Bayer‘s Fluency Agent Advanced, a seed lubricant the company introduced last year. The product helps not only with seed lubricity, but also with reducing dust that may escape during the planting process. “It’s primarily for corn and soybeans,” said Bayer’s Bill Striegel. “We introduced it for corn, but it works just as good for soybeans. …

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Bayer Seed Treatments Fight Cotton Pests

Carrie Muehling

Cotton growers continue to look to Bayer for its strong fungicide product line and industry leading seed treatments. While some crop protection products for cotton have failed due to resistance issues, Aeris continues to perform well with two modes of action to fight against insect damage. “Anything you can do to get that crop off to a good start leads …

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ZimmCast 605 – ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

ZimmCast #605 is the last one for 2018, featuring interviews from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2018 CSS and Seed Expo, our last event for the year. This ZimmCast includes comments from ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne, Bayer seed treatment tech service rep Chip Graham, BASF Seed Solutions U.S. marketing lead Kerry Grossweiler, and Wheat Pete, a podcaster …

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Bayer Spotlights NemaStrike at #ASTACSS

Carrie Muehling

Bayer representatives at the 2018 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo wanted growers to take notice of NemaStrike technology as they make decisions for the 2019 growing season. “We believe it’s going to provide a fantastic opportunity for growers to protect themselves against a pest that they were maybe underestimating – nematodes,” said Brent Craig, Seed Applied Solutions Marketing for NemaStrike …

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Bayer Opens 2018 Seed Expo

Carrie Muehling

Bayer had a presence at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, including Mike Lewis, who represents the company on the ASTA Board of Directors. Lewis said it is important for companies like Bayer to come together with others in the industry with a unified voice as they face new opportunities, as well as new …

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Seed Treatment Tour at #ASTACSS

Chuck Zimmerman

A new feature this year at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo was a Seed Treatment Education Tour in the expo. Groups of attendees visited ten different booths in rotation where they heard a ten minute presentation from each company. I caught one of the groups in the Bayer booth. Doing the presentation is Greg Ginisty, SeedGrowth Product Manager. You …

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Major Seed Companies after the Mergers

Cindy Zimmerman

The past two years have seen major changes in the agricultural seed industry and some of the traditional companies have different names and different players. That’s why the “Majors after the Mergers” panel was a big hit at the ASTA 2018 CSS and Seed Expo this week. Dan Basse, Ag Resource, moderated the panel which consisted of Jim Collins, Corteva; …

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Simplot Grower Solutions is ARA Retailer of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has named Simplot Grower Solutions its 2018 Retailer of the Year. The award is sponsored by Bayer and AgPro Magazine and is recognized as a symbol of quality and prestige within the industry. This coveted award honors an ag retailer, large or small, that represents the best of the best. Simplot Grower Solutions, the retail …

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Expanding the Seed Treatment Approach

Carrie Muehling

Bayer’s Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions Group wants to take farmers beyond the traditional approach to using seed treatments, which usually includes only fungicide and insecticide products. “Within Acceleron, we think we can really elevate from that two-part approach to a more holistic, more complete four-part approach,” said AJ Hohmann, U.S. Marketing Manager for the Acceleron group. “Obviously, we’ve got fungicides …

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