#IFAJ2016 Tour – Part 9 – Bayer ForwardFarming

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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 …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 8 – ForwardFarming Initiative

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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 …

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Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

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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 …

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A Bad Boy Stampede

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I want one of these Bad Boys! Some of us are already getting excited about fall hunting and one of these would really get us to and from our stands quicker. I have an old model Bad Boy that I’ve been hunting with for a couple years now and I love it. It’s an electric 4-wheel drive buggy. So here’s …

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Talking Weeds at Bayer Showcase Plot Tours

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To start the day off in Athens, IL., one of the stops in the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours, Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, talked weed control with growers and retailers in attendance. Key weeds Dr. Hager highlighted included marestail, palmer amaranth and water hemp. Two-way resistance is commonly seen in fields across the country, but Dr. Hager talked about …

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

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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 …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 6 – Application Technology

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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 …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 5 – Bayer Bee Care

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In this part 5 of my series from Bayer CropScience tour stops during the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Germany this presentation at the Bee Care Center is done by Peter Trodtfeld, Bee Keeper at the Bayer Bee Care Center. Peter took us outside next to some bee hives to talk about how the company approaches bee care. …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 4 – Bayer Bee Care

Chuck Zimmerman

In this part 4 of my series from Bayer CropScience tour stops during the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Germany this presentation at the Bee Care Center is done by Dr. Christian Maus, Global Pollinator Safety Manager. Dr. Maus expands upon some of the topics brought up in episode 3 by Coralie van Breukelen-Groeneveld, Head of the Bayer …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 3 – Bee Care Center

Chuck Zimmerman

In 2011 Bayer created a Bee Care Program to coordinate and unite all company activities in the area of pollinator health and safety. With this program Bayer reaches out to various stakeholder groups like industry partners, scientists, farmers, beekeepers and organizations involved in the food value chain. During my tour with Bayer during the IFAJ Congress in Germany one stop …

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