Extending the Xtend Soybean Platform

carrie muehling

Farmers can look forward to the next generation of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, with approval of Roundup Ready Xtend Flex Soybeans expected in 2020. The current system has helped growers maintain clean fields even in a challenging year, according to Ryan Rubischko, Soybean Portfolio Lead for Bayer Crop Science. “We know across the Midwest many farmers have had …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Soybean

Channel Brand Seedsmen Lend Vital Support

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As farmers anticipate harvest and begin to plan for next year, a trusted support system could be vital to future success. “The difficult part about planning for 2020 is going to be understanding what is usable information in 2019 and what is not,” said Brock Helgerson, Channel Brand Marketing Lead. “I think having a trusted partner like a Channel Seedsman …

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Fungicides Offer More Than Disease Protection

carrie muehling

Late planting across the Midwest in 2019 exposed farmers to a different set of problems than they might have faced otherwise, especially when it comes to disease pressure. “Late planted corn responds more to a fungicide than early planted corn does,” said Randy Myers, Fungicide Product Development Manager with Bayer. “There are a whole bunch of reasons for that. The …

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Bayer Seed Treatments Protect on Multiple Fronts

carrie muehling

With one of the broadest and most diverse portfolios of seed treatment in the industry, Bayer is helping farmers to protect their crops against more than just insect and disease pressure. “Being covered on multiple fronts, whether that’s against diseases, pests, nematodes, maybe it’s drought or nutrient deficiency, having a different breadth of seed treatment can really help protect against …

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FieldView Data Drives Better Decisions

carrie muehling

Bayer is working to help farmers make better decisions using data with the FieldView platform. “Farmers today have got tremendous amounts of information whether it’s about what they planted, what they sprayed, the yield that they received and many other aspects of that field and/or the environment,” said John Raines, Global Commercial Lead for The Climate Corporation. “We want to …

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ZimmCast 624 – #FPS19

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It was a busy Farm Progress Show this year with great weather and lots to talk about. Happy to have a long weekend to recover from our labor! In this edition of the ZimmCast, you will hear from some of the many voices at #FPS19, including Show Manager Matt Jungmann, BASF External Communications Manager Casey Allen, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, …

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Bayer Commits Funding to 4-H and FFA

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At the 2019 Farm Progress Show, Bayer announced a $6 million gift over the next five years to support 4-H and FFA youth programs. “It’s no secret that U.S. agriculture is facing a lot of challenges right now, but there is no better time to invest in the future than now,” said Lisa Safarian, Head of Crop Science, North America. …

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Happy Pollinator Week!

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The birds and the bees, the bats and the butterflies, and the Bayer Blue Ribbon beekeepers are all in the spotlight this week for the 12th annual National Pollinator Week celebration. Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership. Twelve years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” …

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Bayer Youth Ag Summit Participants Chosen

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Bayer has selected the 100 participants from 45 countries for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag Summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 4-6, in partnership with Nuffield Brazil. The Youth Ag Summit, part of the Bayer Agricultural Education Program, brings together young change-makers aged 18-25 to tackle the challenges of how to feed a growing population by 2050. For this …

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Bayer Reacts to Latest Glyphosate Trial Result

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A third case over the herbicide Roundup resulted in a jury awarding a California couple who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma more than $2 billion in damages, the largest award so far. The jury found that Monsanto “acted with malice, oppression or fraud” for failing to warn about the risks of spraying Roundup, which became part of Bayer last year. A press …

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