FFA, AHA Partner with Bayer’s LibertyLink System

Kelly Marshall

LibertyLink may not immediately make you think of the American Heart Association (AHA), but Bayer wants to change that. “So our goal is to build awareness around heart disease– one of the major killers in the rural market,” explains Jody Wynia, soybean and cotton manager for Bayer. “It’s 39 percent more prevalent in rural communitites than it is in the …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, FFA

Bayer’s Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to scientific innovation, Bayer has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the development of breakthrough technologies. New innovations, developments, and changes are always on the horizon for Bayer, and the company’s dynamic outlook was discussed during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in a presentation from Dr. Adrian Percy, Bayer’s global head of research & development and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, Monsanto

Bayer #AgVocate Forum Gives Global Perspective

Kelly Marshall

With a combination of colorful graphics and quirky tweet suggestions, author and academic lecturer Dr. Vikram Mansharamani set the tone for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum with a focus on the global economy. Mansharamani discussed three main forces driving the global economy – China, technology, and a growing, aging population. Among his suggested tweets – “OMG! @Mansharamani could depress newlyweds on …

Advocacy, Audio, Bayer CropScience

Bayer Aims to Support Pollinator Projects in 50 States

Kelly Marshall

The Feed a Bee program has planted more than 2 billion wildflowers with the help of 900,000 individuals and 117 partner organizations in the past three years, but Bayer says it’s not stopping there. The company recently requested proposals to establish pollinator forage in all 50 states by 2018, hoping to build upon their success and move the needle forward. …

Bayer CropScience, Bees, pollinators

Trial Data Shows Yield Increase with Bayer’s ILeVO

Kelly Marshall

Growers struggling with Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) or Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) will appreciate the trial results of Bayer‘s ILeVO seed treatment across the U.S. University and Demo trials showed measurable yield benefit in combating both SDS and SCN- the two top yield robbers in almost every soybean growing state. Topline results from 2011-2016 university trials show that 2016 ILeVO …

Bayer CropScience, seed, Soybeans

Bayer Meeting Potato Growers Needs at #PotatoExpo

Kelly Marshall

Bayer brought Velum Prime plus Movento to this year’s Potato Expo in a very timely manner. Growers are facing more challenges this year than last in regards to nematode pressure, reports Nevada Smith, Marketing Manger for the Western Region. Adding Movento to Velum Prime increases yield, improves root health and offers a better return on investment, but it also has …

Bayer CropScience, Insect Control, Potato

Balance GT Soybeans Receive Approval from China

Kelly Marshall

Balance GT soybeans from MS Technologies and Bayer have received import approval from China. The Balance GT Soybean Performance System offers growers a high-yielding genetic along side a double herbicide-tolerant trait for both glyphosate and isoxaflutole, the active ingredient in Balance Bean. Approval from China is an important milestone in getting Balance approved for commercial soybean use. Already the product …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans, Traits

Bayer Honors 2017 Cotton Specialist

Kelly Marshall

Robert Hutmacher, PhD, has been named the 2017 Cotton Specialist of the Year, an award sponsored by Bayer. Hutchmacher is an Extension Cotton Specialist at the forefront of disease management and water efficiency issues for California growers. He was selected based on peer evaluations in the areas of leadership and outstanding industry service. “Extension Cotton Specialists are the backbone of …

Bayer CropScience, Cotton

Buzz About Pollinators at #PotatoExpo

Kelly Marshall

Chuck Zimmerman found Becky Langer of Bayer‘s Feed a Bee program and M. Vincent Restucci from R.D. Offutt Company buzzing with excitement at the the 2017 Potato Expo in San Fransisco, California. The two forces have joined together on behalf of pollinators– and been quite successful too. R.D. Offutt Company made a commitment to helping pollinators in 2015. They joined …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, pollinators, Potato