DOJ Conditionally Approves Bayer-Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer has obtained conditional approval from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for the proposed acquisition of Monsanto. “Receipt of the DOJ’s approval brings us close to our goal of creating a leading company in agriculture,” said Bayer CEO Werner Baumann. “We want to help farmers across the world grow more nutritious food in a …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Condon to Lead New Crop Science Division for Bayer

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer today announced the new Executive Leadership Team for the Crop Science division will be led by Liam Condon, who continues to serve as a member of Bayer’s Board of Management and as President of the Crop Science Division headquartered in Monheim, Germany. Condon is also responsible for Bayer’s Animal Health business unit and has over 25 years of experience …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto, Video

Bayer Launches ForwardFarm in Maryland

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer’s ForwardFarming program launched in North America last week at the farm of fourth-generation Maryland farmer Trey Hill. Harborview Farms was chosen as the latest Bayer ForwardFarm, joining Bayer’s global network of 12 innovative, independent farms representative of their unique environments across Europe, Latin America and now, North America. “One of the primary goals of ForwardFarming is to foster dialogue …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer

Bayer, Growers Pleased with Delaro Trials

Carrie Muehling

Participants in the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim heard results of extensive trials done last year on Bayer’s Delaro fungicide. The company tested the product in more than 500 grower trials across 20 Midwestern states in 2017. “What was actually really interesting about 2017 is that it was very, very wet in some parts of the country, particularly the Eastern …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Fungicide, Video

Bayer and 4H Study Shows Need for STEM Education

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study released last week found that more than 80 percent of high school science teachers surveyed think agricultural science is important, but only 22 percent say it makes up at least some of their lesson plans. In the study, conducted by Bayer and the National 4-H Council, less than half of the teachers surveyed felt qualified to teach …

4-H, Bayer, Science

Liberty Weed Control Guarantee Returns

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year, Bayer is offering the Liberty® Weed Control Guarantee on the effective weed control of Liberty herbicide. Heading into the 2018 season, growers who use Liberty can look forward to clean fields, thanks to the herbicide’s effective weed control and the guarantee. To qualify, growers must talk to their retailer about local requirements and S.T.O.P. Weeds with …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Liberty Link, weeds

Bayer Tailors Varieties with Credenz

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is working to ensure every grower’s portfolio offers significant products to meet the agronomic challenges that may come along. While many growers have already made variety decisions for the 2018 growing season, there is still seed for sale. Bayer’s Monty Malone said Credenz varieties continue to be popular with growers. “This is a great time to be involved in …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, LibertyLink

2018 Commodity Classic Grows Beyond to Another Record

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 8,000 farmers, agriculture leaders and ag advocates converged on the Anaheim Convention Center to “GROW BEYOND!” at the 2018 Commodity Classic which took place Feb. 27 thorough March 1. Included in the preliminary number of 8,055 registered in Anaheim were a record number of non-exhibitor first-time attendees (1,533) and more than 150 media representatives. A total of 3,646 …

AMVAC, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Farm Credit, FMC, John Deere

Seed Treatment Can Harness Soil Microbes

Cindy Zimmerman

A new and improved seed treatment will soon be available for corn growers that promises to help them “be dirt rich” to reach higher yield potential. The Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0 system is the next generation of the top selling seed treatment, Poncho/VOTiVO, which combines a fast-acting systemic insecticide with a biological seed treatment that provides protection against nematodes. The 2.0 is …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Seed