Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be

Jamie Johansen

Marion, Arkansas is the new home for soybean research from Bayer. The Marion Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station sets the stage for the future of soybean improvements with this major investment from Bayer. Chris Tinius, Bayer global soybean breeding director, said this piece of ground was very special to him. He actually worked on the same 180 acres of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Bayer Opens Arkansas Soybean Breeding Station

Jamie Johansen

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. The innovative facility builds on a proven history of profitable, high-yielding soybean varieties that Bayer brings to market through its flagship Credenz soybean brand. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Research, Soybean, Video

The Future of Weed Resistance

Lizzy Schultz

The continued prevalence of herbicide resistant weeds pose a significant threat to the future availability of many of the industry’s most important crop protection technologies, making the need to take a proactive approach to weed resistance more important than ever. David Tanner, Liberty Product Manager at Bayer, spoke during the 2016 Bayer AgVocacy Forum earlier this month about the current …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Herbicide, weeds

Soybean Growers: Crop Protection Pays Off

Lizzy Schultz

While weed and pest management remains a priority for growers across the country, the latest and most comprehensive crop protection technologies are not cheap to purchase or implement, and many growers have begun to question whether or not it’s going to be possible to see returns on the costs associated with seed treatments, especially with prices remaining so low. Shawn …

Ag Group, Agronomy, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Research, Soybean

Bayer Opens Texas Cotton Breeding Station

Cindy Zimmerman

Southwest cotton growers will benefit from a new $16.7 million Bayer breeding and research station near Lubbock, Texas that celebrated its grand opening this week. The facility will focus on developing drought-resistant cotton varieties and traits for limited-input situations. Pictured in the ribbon cutting photo are: Tom Speed, Bayer cottonseed and traits; Tim Timmis, Bayer project execution;  Margaret Shields, US …

Audio, Bayer, Cotton

Engaging Urban Youth in Ag

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Consumers, Youth

Bayer #AgVocacy Forum Virtual Newsroom

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Crop Science once again hosted its annual #AgVocacy Forum to kick off this year’s Commodity Classic, with two days of educational sessions on the importance of telling agriculture’s story occurring in the days leading up to Commodity Classic. The ZimmComm team enjoyed this year’s Forum as much as last year’s. It was incredibly well done, informative, and full of …

Bayer, Commodity Classic

Beyond the Farm Gate – It’s All About Passion

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Consumers, Crop Science, Farming, Food