Bayer Fluency Agency Advanced for Sustainability

cindy zimmerman

Bayer Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced in 2017, helped more farmers plant more sustainably this year than ever before. Bayer developed Fluency Agent Advanced to replace standard seed lubricants made of talc, graphite or a talc-graphite blend for corn and soybean seeds. In addition to improving planter performance, Fluency Agent Advanced helps reduce the amount of total dust released …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Planting, seed

BASF Enlightens Customers at Field Day

carrie muehling

BASF explained the company’s strategy for going to market to customers attending a field day in St. Joseph, Louisiana. “We have three different positions – the business rep, the innovation specialist and the seed advisor,” said Jerry Ford, regional seed lead for the South Delta region. “Our goal here was to make sure that our customer, the dealer, understands how …

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2018 #FPS18 Bayer Grower Panel on Next Gen Ag

chuck zimmerman

The last in the series of Bayer Grower Panels during the Farm Progress Show focused on “Preparing for the next generation of ag – on and off the farm.” Moderated by Pam Fretwell, the panelists included Bob Arndt, Wisconsin farmer, Jill Bramble, Senior Vp & Chief Resource Development Officer, National 4-H Council, Greg Nickrent, Senior Relationship Manager with BMO Harris, …

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Bayer Discusses Integration With Monsanto

cindy zimmerman

There were lots of people at the Farm Progress Show this week wearing different hats – or shirts – as a result of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, which just became final-final this month. There were former Monsanto people now working for Bayer and former Bayer people working for BASF now, and let’s just say it will take some time before …

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Weather Causes Early End to FPS18 Day One

cindy zimmerman

There’s always something new at Farm Progress Show and this year a big storm caused something that has never happened before – an evacuation and shut down of the show before noon. Rain had been in the forecast for the day, but everyone was hoping it would either miss us or not be too bad. However, when the storm was …

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Bayer Grower Panel on Smart Agronomics at #FPS18

chuck zimmerman

This morning in the Bayer tent growers got to listen to one of three panel discussions planned throughout this year’s show. Each panel will feature growers and experts who will share their advice and strategies that are paying off on their operations. The first of the Bayer grower panels was titled, “Smart Agronomic Decisions to Help Manage Farm Margins.” The …

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Stoneville Varieties Presentation at Sunbelt Field Day

chuck zimmerman

Debbie Brown, Stoneville representative in the Eastern Region, gave a presentation to tour participants during the Field Day at Sunbelt Ag Expo. Her focus was on the top four varieties for the Georgia area. Debbie points to Stoneville 5517GLTP, 5471GLTP, 5818GLT and 6182GLT as those varieties that will provide cotton growers with the best results. You can find more information …

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Credenz Presentation at Milan No-Till Field Day

chuck zimmerman

Lucas Owen, Regional Agronomist, with Stoneville and Credenz products, presented a look ahead to 2019 for soybean growers and talked about the best performing varieties and new ones being launched this year. He says that Credenz 3841 has been performing well in the Mid-South as well as 4748 LL. New this year are Credenz 4918 LL and 4938 LL. He …

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AMVAC Purchases Bayer Bromacil Business

chuck zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical Corporation recently announced the purchase of the Bromacil herbicide business in the United States and Canada from Bayer Crop Science. The transaction is unrelated to the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, and financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. I spoke with Greg Warren, Marketing Manager, AMVAC, about the transaction and what it means to the company. …

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Bayer Hosts Pollinator Week Webinars

cindy zimmerman

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, Bayer is hosting live webinars showcasing innovative bee health research and practical applications for improving honey bee colony health. This is the second year that Bayer has hosted the webinars featuring researchers working on projects funded through Bayer’s Healthy Hives 2020 initiative, in partnership with Project Apis m. and hosted by Bee Culture. New …

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