Bayer Develops Seed Treatment for SDS

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic last week, Bayer was pleased to announced they have applied for EPA registration of ILeVO, the first seed treatment developed to address Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS). “We’re anticipating federal registration fourth quarter of 2014 for planting in 2015,” said Seed Treatments Product Manager Dave Byrum. Jennifer Riggs, Bayer SeedGrowth …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Seed, Soybean

Bayer Panel Addresses Water Security

Cindy Zimmerman

What the world needs most is water – but beer is pretty important too! So water security was one of the issues addressed during a panel at the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues forum last week in San Antonio, and beer was a big part of the discussion. The panelists included (left to right) Dr. Marco Ugarte with MillerCoors, Gary Beck …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Farming, Irrigation

Agribusiness Needs More Young People

Chuck Zimmerman

Bringing new talent into an industry like agriculture and specifically a company like Bayer CropScience was a key theme that Inci Dannenberg wanted to discuss with ag media attending the 2014 Ag Issues Forum. I got to chat with her on my ZimmGlass. She is doing an interview with another ag journalist attending the Ag Issues Forum here in San …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Farming, Video

Julie Borlaug Corrects Biotech Misunderstandings

Chuck Zimmerman

You will really enjoy listening to Julie Borlaug, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She just spoke at the annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum, held prior to the Commodity Classic. She started her remarks by telling some entertaining anecdotes about her famous Grandfather Norman Borlaug. One that I enjoyed was when she was holding her baby he asked her, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Biotech, GMO

Bayer CropScience at NFMS

Anna Leigh Peek

Scott Hammon had a good week at the National Farm Machinery show visiting with happy customers who stopped by the Bayer CropScience booth. Hammon wanted to chat about Bayer’s Corvus pre-emergence herbicide, which he says one of the best-selling in the nation. “It has a low use, we are only using 5.6 ounces per acres,” said Hammon. Chuck and Cindy …

Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, National Farm Machinery Show

ASTA CSS Session Focuses on Seed Treatment

Leah Guffey

The second general session of ASTA CSS and Seed Expo focused on seed treatments and pollinator health. Dr. Iain Kelly with Bayer CropScience focused on seed treatment and pollinator health. Declining pollinator health is currently attracting considerable scientific and media interest. A recent report summarizing the conclusions of USDA’s National Stakeholders Conference on Honey Bee Health outlined the various factors …

ASTA, Audio, Bayer, Seed

Bayer Showcases Innovation at ASTA CSS 2013

Leah Guffey

Corn and soybean growers in the Midwest face varying challenges every year, depending on weather, pests and diseases. Visitors to ASTA CSS 2013 and Seed Expo this year were able to see many of the tools offered by Bayer CropScience to address those challenges. According to Brad May, strategic business lead for seed growth, some of their highlights at the …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Bayer

Enter to Win Bayer’s 2013 Cotton Belt Challenge

Jamie Johansen

The Cotton Belt Challenge is in its second year, and Bayer CropScience is encouraging FiberMax and Stoneville cotton growers to enter to win great prizes. Growers with the highest yields and highest overall loan values in 12 regions will be recognized for both irrigated and dryland cotton. In addition to regional awards, there will be two grand prize drawings for …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Contest, Cotton

Help Bayer CropScience be Thankful4Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is giving thanks to people in agriculture who help feed us this holiday season. You can help them with their big goal. Bayer CropScience is donating 20,000 meals to World Food Program USA to help feed hungry Americans. Help us reach our goal of donating 40,000 meals by December 20th by sharing educational facts with your friends and …

Agribusiness, Bayer