Bayer CropScience this year engaged equipment manufacturers, seed companies and retailers across the United States to demonstrate the effectiveness of its new Fluency Agent seed lubricant. More than 88 growers with nearly 60,000 acres of corn and soybean acres completed the field study’s survey to provide feedback on the product first field tested last year.
Fluency Agent was developed to reduce the already low-level of potential risk of exposure to pollinators if they come in direct contact with dust during planting. “This year’s testing of Fluency Agent was an unqualified success,” said Kerry Grossweiler, SeedGrowth Equipment and Coatings manager with Bayer CropScience. “The data we have gathered from the second year of field testing in the U.S. are overwhelmingly positive and we are excited for growers to have available to use in 2015.”
Customer feedback reveals that the product performed as expected or better. Bayer will finalize its analysis of the results of the field trials and work with planter equipment manufacturers, seed companies and retailers to have Fluency Agent available for growers in 2015.
I talked with Kerry during Farm Progress Show where he provided more detailed information about Fluency Agent and also talked about the On Demand™ system powered by Bayer SeedGrowth™ – a state of the art, fully automated, completely closed treatment unit. Learn more from Kerry here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps14-bayer-kerry.MP3″ text=”Interview with Kerry Grossweiler, Bayer CropScience”]