Know the Enemy – Palmer Pigweed

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s not just pigweed, it’s Palmer amaranth pigweed, and it was all over the Bayer CropScience Respect the Rotation plot tour in Collinsville, Illinois – towering over corn and soybeans and most other weeds. Waterhemp is also a member of the pigweed family that might be more familiar to growers in the Midwest and both are developing resistance to glyphosate. …

Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Video, weeds

Respecting the Rotation with Bayer CropScience

Cindy Zimmerman

At least 250 farmers, crop consultants, and retailers turned out Wednesday in Collinsville, Illinois for a plot tour of mostly lots of really tall and nasty weeds that don’t die easily. The Bayer CropScience “Respect the Rotation” field day offered a glimpse of what could happen in the Midwest if resistant weeds like pigweed palmer ameranth gain a foothold. District …

Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, General

Grand Opening Attendees Tour Clayton Research Farm

Jamie Johansen

After the grand opening of Greenhouse 5, Bayer CropScience hosted a tour of the Clayton Research Farm, where Chuck caught up with Karl Morris, Bayer CropScience, Environmental Science, Clayton Research Farm site manager. Morris discussed the research efforts of the center and what’s new in pest management. “I am one of six biologist that are here at our Clayton Development …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Bayer CropScience Brings Biotech into Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

The grand opening of Bayer CropScience’s Greenhouse 5 brought many biotech industry stakeholders together to discuss the future of agriculture and biotechnology. Chuck met up with Gwyn Riddick, VP, Agricultural Biotechnology, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, to discuss what they do to bring more biotech to the world of agriculture. “What we do is work to get more biotechnology in agriculture …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Sustainability in Bayer CropScience Expansion

Jamie Johansen

During the Bayer CropScience Greenhouse 5 grand opening, Chuck took a few minutes to sit down with James Blome, president and CEO for Bayer CropScience LP and head of Crop Protection for the North American region. Sustainability was the goal for Bayer CropScience as plans came into place in building Greenhouse 5. “Greenhouse 5 is our lastest expansion with 62,000 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Farmers Are Sustainable

Chuck Zimmerman

A grower sustainability panel took place during the Bayer CropScience 2012 Ag Issues Forum. The theme of the session was “Hands in the Dirt: First-Hand Grower Experiences.” One of the panel members pictured is Nancy Kavazanjian, a farmer from Wisconsin who grows corn, soybeans and wheat. I asked Nancy what the word “sustainability” means to her. She says that when …

Agribusiness, Bayer