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

Shareowners Approve Monsanto/Bayer Merger

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto Company held a special meeting of shareowners earlier this week to vote on the merger of Monsanto with Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. The agreement states that Monsanto shareowners receive $128 per share in cash. “We are pleased we received such strong support from our shareowners,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This is an important milestone as we …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Monsanto

Bayer and ASTA Partner for Communications

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer’s Crop Science division announced a new partnership with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) at last week’s ASTA CSS and Seed Expo in Chicago. David Hollinrake, VP Marketing for North America, says the partnership involves Bayer sponsoring the ASTA Communications Committee and sharing Bayer’s successful AgVocate initiative research and materials. “It’s really about engaging farmers and engaging all agriculturalists …

ASTA, Audio, Bayer CropScience, seed

Growers Urged to Diversify Weed Management

Lizzy Schultz

Low prices have many growers considering every opportunity to minimize production costs, but FMC’s message at the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention was clear: Investing in a slightly more costly diversified weed control program is critical for preserving new herbicide tolerant trait technologies, such as the new Liberty post-emergence technology for Liberty Link soybeans. “Growers are under …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicides, NAFB

Bayer, West Central Partner for Soybean Treatment

Kelly Marshall

Bayer and West Central Distribution, LLC are partnering to offer growers a combination fungicide seed treatment for soybeans.  Redigo™ 480 + Trilex® will be offered exclusively through West Central Distribution. Redigo 480 is a seed treatment fungicide from Bayer for control of seed and soil-borne disease on soybeans and other crops. Redigo 480 + Trilex brings two powerful modes of action against …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans