Bayer Discussing Better Ways to Reach Farmers and Consumers

Dan Economy, Education, News from Our Sponsors

In conjunction with last week’s Commodity Classic held in Anaheim, California, Bayer CropScience held their 13th annual Advocacy Forum. Vice-President of Communications for North America Crop Science Division for Bayer, Darren Wallis, said the event helped them bring groups together for good discussions of how better to reach consumers and farmers. That of course includes through social media. Bayer Discussing …


Bayer Helping Growers Share the Risk

Dan Cotton

Many growers are thinking about the 2018 crop, and all know there are risks to deal with. That can range from not enough rain, too much rain, hail, an early freeze along with a variety of other weather related concerns. Bayer CropScience understands these risks, and that’s why they support growers with a risk management tool. Jason Wistehuff, product manager …


Cotton Growers Can Get Nematode Control with COPeO Prime

Dan Cotton

Bayer CropScience invites Southeast cotton growers to learn more about COPeO Prime, a seed treatment that contributes to higher yields under nematode pressure. According to Chip Graham, seed growth technical service representative, COPeO Prime provides added protection to both susceptible and nematode-tolerant seed varieties making it a good fit for any nematode management program.


BASF to Acquire Bayer’s Crop Science Unit

Dan Industry News Release

BASF has signed an agreement to purchase Bayer’s Crop Science business for $7 billion. BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty. The move by Bayer is part of its agreement to purchase Monsanto. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals as well as the successful closing of Bayer’s acquisition of …


Cotton and Peanut Growers Urged to Think Nematodes

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

As cotton and peanut growers work their way through harvest, Bayer Crop Sciences Tech Services Representative Keith Rucker has one issue he hopes you will keep in mind this fall.     Rucker wants growers to know that Velum® Total will provide them with an effective choice for insect and nematode control in cotton and peanuts. This early-season control enhances …

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Feed a Bee Announces Coast-to-Coast Recipients for $500,000 Pollinator Forage Initiative

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors, Vegetables

Bayer Feed a Bee program celebrates National Pollinator Week by kicking off initiative to support forage projects in all 50 states In the spirit of true National Pollinator Week celebration, Bayer today announced the first round of organizations that will receive funding to establish forage for pollinators across the nation. Nearly 100 projects were submitted in response to the request …


Bayer to Sell Liberty Crop Protection to Gain Monsanto Takeover Approval

Dan Industry News Release

Bayer will sell its Liberty and Libertylink-branded seeds business to gain antitrust approval for its acquisition of Monsanto. Reuters reports the divestment of the two global brands, a requirement imposed by South Africa’s Competition Commission on Sunday, will account for the bulk of asset sales worth about $2.5 billion which is needed to satisfy competition regulators looking at the $66 …