Bayer Launches Testing4AG Program

Bayer announced this week the launch of its Testing4Ag program. The program allows research scientists from around the world to submit novel chemistries to Bayer for testing in hopes of identifying potential new modes of action to control fungal diseases, insect pests, or weeds. Testing4Ag, a part of Bayer’s Open4Ag partnership development and innovation approach, […]

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Application Now Open

To strengthen the future of agriculture, America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund, partners with farmers to award scholarships to students pursuing careers in any agriculture-related field of study. Erin Glarner, Grow Ag Leaders Program Manager, says the program was developed to help encourage rural students to pursue careers in agriculture and highlights there […]

Potato Growers Can’t Skimp On Inputs, Despite Challenging Environment

As potato growers plan for the coming season, Kim Helgen, lead with Bayer-Plus, says it’s critical to plan now for the most important days of the growing season; the first 90 days. Helgen noted that Bayer’s portfolio coves every stage of growth in that first three months, allowing growers to think about the specific needs […]

Bayer to Launch Organic Vegetable Seeds Portfolio

Last week, Bayer announced it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse market, including tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. These will be followed by tomato rootstock varieties in 2023. Bayer’s […]

Groups Ask Lowe’s, Home Depot to Pull Roundup from Shelves

A coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups call on Lowe’s and Home Depot to remove Roundup from store shelves. The groups, including Friend of the Earth, claim consumers can’t wait, urging the stores to remove the products now. Last month, Bayer announced long-term risk mitigation actions to prevent further litigation regarding Roundup. The plan […]

Bayer COO Begemann Retires

Earlier this week, Bayer announced that Brett Begemann, Chief Operating Officer for Crop Science, will retire from his role after 38 years with the company. Rodrigo Santos, currently Head of Crop Science Commercial Operations for Latin America, will succeed Begemann and assume global responsibility for the division’s commercial organization. During his tenure with the company, […]

EPA Disappointed in Court Ruling, Retailers Call for Immediate Stay

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler voiced disappointment in a court decision to vacate registrations for three dicamba herbicides. Wheeler said of the ruling, “The 2020 growing season is well underway, and this creates an undue burden for our first conservationists – farmers.” Last week, the 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals vacated the registration for dicamba herbicides […]

AFBF: Dicamba Decision Hits Farmers At Bad Time

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the registrations of three Dicamba-based herbicides, one each from BASF, Corteva, and Bayer. Allison Crittenden, director of Congressional Relations with the American Farm Bureau, says these kinds of court decisions often hit farmers at the worst possible times. “We’re confident in saying farmers have the utmost respect […]

Farmer Awarded Millions In Dicamba Suit

Over the weekend, a seven member jury awarded a Missouri peach farmer $265 million in a case against Bayer and BASF.  Bill Bader alleges the herbicide Dicamba ruined thousands of his trees back in 2015 and 2016, when the chemical drifted from a neighboring cotton field.   This marks the first Dicamba suit to do […]

Future of Farming: America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Application Now Open

To strengthen the future of agriculture, America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, works with farmers to award scholarships to students pursuing careers in an agriculture-related field of study.  Jessica Rommel, Grow Ag Leaders Program Manager, says the program was developed in 2015 to help encourage rural students to pursue careers in […]