Bayer and the Bees

Joanna Schroeder

When a honey bee lands on a flower, she is helping to feed the world. Didn’t really think about it like that did you? In fact, honey bees are vital to agriculture and our food supply, and many bee populations have been dwindling at an alarming rate. This is why Bayer CropScience has launched a program to save the bees. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show

Bayer CropScience Showcases One World Theme

John Davis

At the recent Farm Progress Show, Bayer CropScience showcased its “One World to Grow On” theme… a holistic approach that helps producers figure out how to maximize harvests in the short and long terms. “Our purpose is to propel farming’s future,” said Inci Dannenberg, VP commercial operations for Bayer CropScience. “The whole idea was to take a look at what …

Ag Group, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show

Bayer Surveys Farmer Concerns at FPS

Cindy Zimmerman

Drought and weather concerns topped the Bayer CropScience Farm Progress Show survey this year about issues and opportunities facing farmers. Not really surprising, given this summer’s challenging drought – 73 percent of respondents to Bayer CropScience’s daily survey noted climate and weather problems as the biggest challenge experienced on their farm this year. Weed resistance ranked second in terms of …

Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, weed management

Weed Resistance Warning from Arkansas

Cindy Zimmerman

Retired Arkansas weed scientist Ford Baldwin wants Midwest growers to learn from what happened in his state before it’s too late for them. “The story I try to tell in the Midwest is how we basically have lost the world’s greatest herbicide technology in the south in Roundup Ready,” Ford said at a Bayer CropScience Respect the Rotation field day …

Audio, Bayer, Farming, weed management

Bayer Crop Protection for Corn and Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

At the recent Bayer CropScience Respect the Rotation event in Collinsville, Illinois, growers learned more about some of the company’s crop protection products for corn and soybeans to help them better avoid resistance issues in the future. “We want to continue to use the products that we have,” said Mark Waddington, Bayer tech services rep, who talked about insecticides and …

Audio, Bayer, Farming, weed management

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, weed management

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

Bayer CropScience Greenhouse 5 Media Briefing

Chuck Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience just held an online media briefing for ag journalists who could not make last week’s grand opening of Greenhouse 5. I was actually in the air but our John Davis was able to dial in and record the call. Opening up the online media briefing was Courtney Beck, U.S. BioScience Outreach Manager. She welcomed the participants and introduced …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer