Bayer Launches Sustainability Initiative for Horticulture

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Bayer, specialty crops

To meet the growing need for sustainability information about food, Bayer has introduced Grow On, an initiative to provide growers with tools to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farming practices. Grow On provides citrus, grape, pome and stone fruit, potato, tree nut and vegetable growers with the resources needed to continue to sustainably produce safe, nutritious food for the growing …

AgWired Precision, Bayer, specialty crops

Bee Losses are Down

Cindy Zimmerman Bayer, Bees, pollinators

The latest report from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is good news for beekeepers in their efforts to improve the health of their colonies in the United States. An estimated 21.1% of colonies managed were lost over the 2016-2017 winter, representing an improvement of …

Bayer, Bees, pollinators

Hollinrake Named President for Syngenta Seeds

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Bayer, Syngenta

The next time David Hollinrake is interviewed with the Golden ZimmComm Microphone he will be working for a different company, as he has just been named President for Syngenta Seeds, LLC and Syngenta North America Region Director. In this role, David will strengthen Syngenta’s North American seeds business by driving improvements already underway to ensure maximum focus on customers with …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Syngenta

Bayer Agrees to Give Up Liberty for Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Bayer announced this week that the company received conditional approval of its proposed acquisition of Monsanto in South Africa, conditions that include the “divestiture of Bayer’s global Liberty Link trait technology and the associated Liberty branded agro-chemicals business.” Bayer has agreed to these conditions and is evaluating how best to execute the imposed divestiture. As previously communicated, Bayer has been …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Bayer Bee Center Celebrates 10K Visitors

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Bees

The Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina celebrated its third anniversary this week by welcoming its 10,000th visitor. The Bee Care Program invited a group of fourth-graders from a local school to serve as the honorary “10,000th visitors” and everyone had a great time while learning about the role honey bees play in the environment through a …

Audio, Bayer, Bees

Fluency Agent Advanced Helps Farmers CARE

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Bees, Seed

The Bayer CARE initiative has been encouraging growers to be good stewards of the land for five years and now Bayer is making that goal more attainable with Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced by the company at Commodity Classic. The CARE acronym stands for: Communicate planting activities to neighboring beekeepers Be Aware of wind speed and direction during your …

Audio, Bayer, Bees, Seed

Bayer Invests In Midwest Soybeans

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

The expanded Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center opened last week in Illinois is all about Midwest soybeans, according Marc Hoobler, Bayer Soybean Seed Product Manager. “This faculty will specifically focused on Midwest soybean growers, so maturity groups two and three,” Hoobler explained. “Especially for the state of Illinois, we’re going to be providing new genetics that will be coming …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Bayer Investment Big for Soybean Growers

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Soybean growers are pleased with Bayer’s increased investment in the research and development of new soybean varieties. “It’s outstanding that Bayer has put up a billion dollars to expand their soybean breeding all across the United States,” said American Soybean Association president and Illinois farmer Ron Moore. “Looks like Bayer is recognizing that soybeans are an important crop for their …

Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video