#IFAJTour16 – Part 12 – Bayer Phytobac

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is my final episode in a series from tour stops during the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Germany. In this program David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer gives us an overview of the Bayer Phytobac system. This is a system Bayer has created to prevent contamination of surface waters. An example would be a crop protection products. Any pesticides …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 11 – Bayer Wheat

Chuck Zimmerman

In this next episode of my stories from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’re going to learn about wheat production. In this ForwardFarm tour stop Cristiane Henk talks about Bayer crop protection products for wheat on the Damianshof Farm. Wheat is the biggest crop in the world in case you didn’t know that. Wheat can be affected by many …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Video, Wheat

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 10 – Bayer Bee Habitat

Chuck Zimmerman

You might think bees just live in hives. You would be wrong. They live all over the place. I got some up close and personal looks at this during the IFAJ Bayer Tour that included having Dr. Patrick Lind, employed at FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH, show us different places and reasons for bee habitat on the Damianshof Farm. There are a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees, IFAJ, International, Video

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 9 – Bayer ForwardFarming

Chuck Zimmerman

With only a few episodes left in my series from the 2016 IFAJ Congress Bayer Tours we’ll continue the focus on the Bayer ForwardFarming Initiative. In this episode we got a look at the the bigger picture in Germany which includes Damianshof Farm near Neuss. Walking us through the overview was Belinda Geisen-Druse. In Germany there are 22 farms that …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Environment, Farming, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 8 – ForwardFarming Initiative

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s turn to the Bayer ForwardFarming Initiative in this episode of my tour during the IFAJ Congress in Germany. We got our look at the concept on Damianshof Farm near Neuss. Our host was farm manager Bernd Olligs. His family has managed the farm for six generations and he inherited ownership from his mother. On Bernd’s farm they grow sugar …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farming, IFAJ, Video, Wheat

Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

During this year’s IFAJ Congress I met again with Inoussa Maïga, an agricultural journalist from Burkina Faso. This young entrepreneur brought my attention to a big project he’s involved with called, “Agribusiness TV.” This is the first web tv channel designed for mobile phones and dedicated to youth who succeed and innovate in the agricultural sector of Africa. You can …

IFAJ, International, Media, Video

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 7 – Application Tech – Nozzles

Chuck Zimmerman

In this episode of my series on touring Bayer CropScience during the IFAJ Congress in Germany the focus will continue on application technology. This time specifically on spray nozzles. Ralph-Burkhardt Toews, Bayer Application Technology Manager, gave a field demonstration using different types of nozzles. In the first part of the demonstration he shows the difference between standard spray nozzles vs …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees, IFAJ, Precision Agriculture, Video

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 6 – Application Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

You don’t usually think of Bayer CropScience as an application equipment company but did you know that the company does a lot of work with machinery manufacturers, supporting them in ways like the development of environmentally friendly spray technology. The team for this is lead by Dr. Reinhard Friessleben, Head of Bayer’s Application Technology. He along with Armin Lind, Application …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Technology, Video

Looking Ahead to 2017 IFAJ Congress

Chuck Zimmerman

Pre-promotion for the 2017 Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is moving quicker than normal. That’s because the Congress will be in South Africa April 2-7 next year. The Congress website will be live soon The congress will start just north of Pretoria at Kievit’s Kroon on 2 April 2017 in Gauteng with newsworthy and informative discussions and …

IFAJ, International, Media

IFAJ Journalists Selected for Trip to China

Kelly Marshall

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has announced the twelve agriculture journalists and communicators selected to take part in the 5th Expoxure-4-Development tour this fall in China.  The media tour is sponsored by AGCO.  The trip includes stops in Beijing, Changzhou and Shanghai to view the nation’s farming and mechanization. The participants are: Nate Birt, USA Melanie Epp, Belgium …

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