2014 Bayer Sustainability Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience has honored Bryan Boll of Minnesota as the 2014 Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award winner. “Sustainability means so many different things to people,” said Boll, adding that he looked it up in the dictionary and found that “It basically means to continue on forever without interruption.” That’s what he works toward on his 5,000 acre diversified farming operation. …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farmers, sustainability

Hick Chick Chat with Julie Borlaug

Leah Guffey

Julie Borlaug, Associate Director of External Relations at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, was the keynote speaker at Bayer Crop Science’s Ag Issues Forum this week ahead of Commodity Classic. I had the chance to sit down with Norman Borlaug’s granddaughter and talk a little about the future of our food supply and the conversations happening in regards to …

Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, GMO, Hick Chick Chat

Texas Tech $19.3 Million from Bayer CropScience

Jamie Johansen

Bayer CropScience contributes $19.3 million to Texas Tech University to benefit research programs and projects in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The contribution has been submitted for an equal amount of state matching funding from the Texas Research Incentive Program and would increase the total to nearly $40 million. The largest cash investment for research in the …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Education

Enter to Win Bayer’s 2013 Cotton Belt Challenge

Jamie Johansen

The Cotton Belt Challenge is in its second year, and Bayer CropScience is encouraging FiberMax and Stoneville cotton growers to enter to win great prizes. Growers with the highest yields and highest overall loan values in 12 regions will be recognized for both irrigated and dryland cotton. In addition to regional awards, there will be two grand prize drawings for …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Contest, Cotton

What’s New In Herbicide Products at Bayer

Jamie Johansen

Bayer CropScience is making the fight against weeds a little easier with their soybean herbicide products. The recent Farm Progress Show was a great outlet to share the new and exciting products available for growers nationwide. Chuck spoke with Eric Peters, Soybean Herbicide Product Manager for Bayer CropScience, during the event and Eric went into more depth about Balance Bean, …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans

Bayer’s Digital Farming

Jamie Johansen

Bayer CropScience consistently focuses on the innovation of technology. During the 2013 Farm Progress Show their air-conditioned exhibit displayed their innovations no matter where you turned. Their On Demand Seed Treatment is one of those technologies where software, preloaded recipes and wireless communications accommodates all types of operations. Kerry Grossweiler, SeedGrowth Equipment and Coatings Manager for Bayer CropScience, shared with …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, seed

Global Epidemic of Weed Resistance

Cindy Zimmerman

Weed resistance just might have been the hottest topic of discussion at the Bayer CropScience tent during the 2013 Farm Progress Show. They hosted a panel on Weed Resistance in the Americas, to highlight the global epidemic. The commonality each of these panelist seemed to bring to the table was diversity and how it needs to be implemented across each …

agronomy, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Weed control

The Next Generation of Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience talked the next generation of farmers during their ag media luncheon at the recent Farm Progress Show. Bayer is looking at the future face of agriculture from the industry, employee and farmer prospective. Vice President of Commercial Operations for Bayer CropScience, Inci Dannenberg, addressed the crowd and later spoke with Chuck about the importance of the next talent …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Events, Farm Progress Show, Farmers, technology

New Online Resource about GMOs

Talia Goes

The agricultural biotechnology companies that develop genetically modified seeds (GMO) are coming together to launch a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. GMO Answers is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information on GMOs, their background, use in agriculture, and research and …

Agribusiness, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dupont Pioneer, GMO, Monsanto, Syngenta