Joyn Bio Joins Bayer Facility and Adds Reiter to Board

cindy zimmerman Leave a Comment

Ag-biotech company Joyn Bio has signed a long-term lease to locate its plant sciences team within Bayer’s Vegetable Seed Facility in Woodland, California to accelerate ongoing research. In addition, the company has appointed Bayer Head of Research and Development for Crop Science, Dr. Robert Reiter, to its board of directors. The Joyn R&D team in Boston has developed microbial leads …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Biotech

Bayer Feed A Bee Milestone

chuck zimmerman

Bayer national pollinator forage initiative, Feed a Bee, has announced it has reached its goal of awarding grants supporting diverse forage for honey bees and other pollinators in all 50 states. The 50th recipient awarded recently was Gateway to the Arctic Camp in Talkeetna, Alaska. I talked with Dr. Becky Langer, Bayer, about the milestone and success of this program. …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Bees

Bayer Reacts to Verdict in Second Roundup Case

cindy zimmerman

A jury in California reached a unanimous verdict Tuesday that the herbicide Roundup was a significant factor in causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to develop in a second person. Another jury reached that conclusion last year and awarded the plaintiff $289 million. The verdict is the first phase of the trial in the case of 70-year Edwin Hardeman. The trial will now …

AgWired Precision, Bayer, Herbicide, Monsanto

Bayer Honored at National 4-H Legacy Awards

cindy zimmerman

Bayer was recognized for helping foster the next generation of STEM leaders in agriculture with the National 4-H Council’s 2019 Corporate Leadership Award during ceremonies this week in Washington, D.C. Bayer was recognized for its nationwide partnership with 4-H on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) STEM program called Science Matters, which since 2017 has provided more than 25,000 youth across …

4-H, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Award, Bayer

ForwardFarming with Bayer

carrie muehling

One of the topics discussed at the 2019 Bayer Agvocacy Forum was the company’s ForwardFarming initiative, which partners with exemplary farmers from around the globe to host field days where influencers can see what sustainable agriculture looks like in practice. Bayer Project Manager for the U.S. ForwardFarming Initiative Becky Langer said the events provide opportunities to learn what sustainability looks …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer

2019 Bayer AgVocacy at Commodity Classic

cindy zimmerman

Bayer had a lot going on at Commodity Classic this year. Kicking off with the pre-Classic AgVocacy Forum, Bayer had more experts than ever on a greater variety of topics since the integration with Monsanto last year. The Forum offered insights on trade, technology, the future of food and grower perspectives, as well as a chance to hear from Bayer …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Video

Where’s the Content?

cindy zimmerman

ZimmComm had a crazy week of content creation – from Destin, Florida and the BASF Stoneville Legacy Club, to the Bayer AgVocacy Forum, the BASF Science Behind, and Commodity Classic in Orlando, and the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis. If you are looking for it all, it’s being posted on the virtual newsroom for agriculture AgNewsWire. Sometimes we …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Farm & Gin Show, FMC

Bayer Driving Innovation Forward

cindy zimmerman

The Crop Science division of Bayer is hosting its 14th AgVocacy Forum prior to Commodity Classic this week in Orlando, the first time since the completed acquisition of Monsanto, so one of the most interesting sessions for the media attending the event so far has been one with the executives leading the new company. Bob Reiter is Global Head of …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer

Bayer Expands The Climate Corporation Digital Pipeline

cindy zimmerman

Bayer subsidiary The Climate Corporation (Climate) has announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its new predictive seed selection and placement technology for corn. In addition, Climate accelerated 25 innovation advancements in 2018 through its global, digital farming pipeline to provide farmers more data-driven insights. Seed Advisor, which was just announced in August 2018, provides seed dealers with …

AgWired Precision, Bayer, Precision Agriculture

Growers Pleased With Bayer’s Fluency Agent Advanced

carrie muehling

Response has been positive to Bayer‘s Fluency Agent Advanced, a seed lubricant the company introduced last year. The product helps not only with seed lubricity, but also with reducing dust that may escape during the planting process. “It’s primarily for corn and soybeans,” said Bayer’s Bill Striegel. “We introduced it for corn, but it works just as good for soybeans. …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Bayer