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

Bayer Plans 5th Youth Ag Summit as Virtual Event

Cindy Zimmerman

Applications are now open for the 2021 Youth Ag Summit, a global forum for young leaders to develop sustainable solutions for food security and global agriculture. The summit will be virtual this year with the overall theme of “Feeding a Hungry Planet.” While this is the 5th biennial Youth Ag Summit, it will be the first virtual YAS event. This …

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EPA Pesticide Program Update for Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2021 virtual Beltwide Cotton Consultants Conference Tuesday included an update from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs on crop protection products important to cotton growers. Michael Goodis, Acting Deputy Director, provided information on a number of pesticides, including dicamba. In this excerpt from his presentation, Goodis explains the process that went into determining the final registration …

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Bayer Agrees to Resolve Legacy Monsanto Litigation

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer announced a series of agreements reached on Wednesday that will “substantially resolve major outstanding Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup™ product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation and PCB water litigation” adding that the agreements “contain no admission of liability or wrongdoing.” The main feature is the U.S. Roundup™ resolution that will bring closure to approximately 75% of the current Roundup™ …

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Dicamba Decision Leaves Farmers in Limbo

Cindy Zimmerman

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that vacates current U.S. registrations of certain low-volatility dicamba products, such as Bayer’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia, halting sales immediately. The court ruled EPA violated federal regulations when it extended approval of registration for the herbicide for another two years in October 2018. Bayer and BASF …

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Bayer Initiatives Focus on Sustainability

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is focused on sustainability with three specific commitments to bring about positive changes within the agriculture industry over the next 10 years. “Bayer has the opportunity and the responsibility to really be part of the solution when we think about the major challenges that are facing ag today, and those might include climate change, growing population and limited resources,” …

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Bayer Launches Soybean Products, Programs for 2020

Carrie Muehling

Bayer continues to roll out new products and efforts to help farmers fight weed resistance during the coming growing season. The company plans to launch XtendFlex soybeans in spring of 2020, pending regulatory approval. “It’s really important when you think about all the challenges growers have on their farms from the resistance to the tough to manage weeds where growers …

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Climate FieldView Guarantees Success

Carrie Muehling

Farmers heading into the 2020 growing season might want to consider using Climate FieldView’s Seed Scripts program to help develop a variable rate planting prescription for each field. “We’ve shown through research that farms and fields that use variable rate prescriptions have a better yield performance and ultimately revenue performance than fields that focus just on a static rate planting …

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Bayer’s Channel Seedsmen Can Help in 2020

Carrie Muehling

After a very difficult growing season in 2019, many farmers want to forget that year altogether. But Bayer‘s Whitney Monin said that would be a critical mistake. “There were many things that happened in 2019 that really need to govern and dictate our actions moving into 2020, whether that be our response to disease, our response to pests, and even …

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Bayer Plus Rewards Program Now Available

Carrie Muehling

Bayer Plus Rewards is a brand new program for the 2020 growing season. “Farmers really have a wide choice of high performance products to choose from in herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. And what makes Bayer Plus Rewards unique is that farmers will be able to see all of their purchases in one place through the online portal, and actually earn …

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