Bayer and Luke Bryan Team Up for 2022 Farm Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer and five-time entertainer of the year Luke Bryan are once again teaming up for his 2022 Farm Tour and continuing their Here’s to the Farmer campaign celebrating America’s farmers and fighting hunger. The tour concerts will set up stages in the fields of local farmers across six states this September 15-24, with tickets now on sale at LukeBryan.com. 9/15 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Food

ZimmCast 697 – Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Getting close to episode 700! I’m sharing two of the interviews I conducted during the Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase last week. We had multiple in-field demonstration plots and presenters. I was most interested in one about small stature corn which you’ll hear is the core of Bayer’s Smart Corn strategy. Then on …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Corn, cover crops, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Soybean, Sustainability, Technology, ZimmCast

Bayer Announces ForGround Digital Platform

Chuck Zimmerman

Bayer has just announced the launch of ForGround, a farmer-first digital platform that will transform the way farms of all sizes can more easily make the transition to sustainable agricultural practices. I interviewed Leo Bastos, Head of Global Commercial Ecosystems, Bayer Crop Science, during a field day held at the Bayer Agronomy Center in Jerseyville, IL. He explains more about …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, carbon, Sustainability

Bayer Anticipates ThryvOn Approval by 2023

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer’s ThryvOn™ technology cotton trait for control of tarnished plant bugs and thrips is getting closer to full regulatory approval. “ThryvOn is industry’s first Bt trait that controls thrip species and tarnished plant bug species,” said Bayer Cotton Traits and Agronomic Systems Manager Tim Dabbert at last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. “We’ve put it into cotton and we’re going to …

Audio, Bayer, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Bayer Crop Science Business up 26 Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

The Bayer Group saw a significant increase in sales and earnings in the third quarter of this year with substantial growth in the agricultural business. In Crop Science, sales rose by nearly 26 percent due to a substantial increase in volumes and prices. “We delivered strong operational performance, with all divisions showing strong growth momentum,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Bayer Announces New President of Crop Science

Cindy Zimmerman

After more than 30 years with Bayer, Liam Condon has decided to pursue a new career challenge as of the end of this year. Bayer announced today that Rodrigo Santos will succeed Condon on the company’s Board of Management and as President of the Crop Science division, effective January 1, 2022. Santos is currently Chief Operating Officer of the Crop …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Short-Stature Corn Next Big Thing from Bayer

Cindy Zimmerman

“Short-stature corn is the next big thing in agriculture,” said Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division, during an investor call this week on the company’s latest progress in delivering customer-focused, sustainable agricultural innovation. Condon says short-stature corn has several benefits for growers. “First, it has thus far shown …

Audio, Bayer, Corn

Bayer Says LA Glyphosate Plant Back in Production

Cindy Zimmerman

The Bayer glyphosate plant in Luling, Louisiana is back on line after being down for five weeks following Hurricane Ida. Bayer Crop Science Division President Liam Condon provided an update during an investor call this week. “It was actually in the eye of the storm of Hurricane Ida and it is standard practice that when you have a hurricane of …

Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection

Bayer and Luke Bryan Continue Farm Tour Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

After donating close to 5 million meals across the United States, Bayer will continue its partnership with five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan in 2021 to celebrate America’s farmers and help fight hunger by encouraging use of the hashtag #HerestotheFarmer on social media to help families in need. Bryan wrapped his FARM TOUR 2021, playing six concerts between September …

Audio, Bayer

New Leadership for Bayer Crop Science Division

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer has announced that Brett Begemann is retiring as Chief Operating Officer, Crop Science effective June 8. Rodrigo Santos, currently Head of Crop Science Commercial Operations, Latin America, will succeed Begemann and assume global responsibility for the division’s commercial organization. During his tenure with the company, Begemann held several global and regional leadership positions and had responsibility for global commercial …

Agribusiness, Bayer