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October 2017 · Global

Interview with Kathrin Bachmann

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BIOLOGICALS?

We talked to Kathrin Bachmann, Segment Manager for Biologics at Bayer, about the benefits of biological crop protection products and the research she’s been doing in that area. more

October 2017 · Germany

Market launch of Baytan™ 3 in Germany

IMPROVED ROOT DEVELOPMENT AND STRESS TOLERANCE

20 percent less yield, if not even more: A Typhula attack in the winter barley field can have this impact on farmers. Curative measures are not effective. With Baytan™ 3, Bayer SeedGrowth™ has brought a seed applied product to the German market which comprehensively protects against fungal diseases. more

September 2017 · Global

Biologicals

WORKING TO BOOST YIELDS – NATURALLY!

Worldwide, 40 % of crops and stored food are lost to fungal diseases, insect infestation, and weeds. In view of these losses, Customized Agronomic Solutions including chemical and biological crop protection products are key to securing global food supplies. more

August 2017 · Global

Interview with Adrian Percy and Mathias Kremer

PAVING THE WAY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Martin Gruss talked to Adrian Percy, Head of R&D at Bayer Division Crop Science, and Mathias Kremer, Head of Crop Strategies and Portfolio Management, about the latest research developments, future perspectives, and the increasing need for tailored solutions – especially in the area of seed treatment. more

August 2017 · Global France

Coatings

PERIDIAM®: COATING SOLUTIONS FOR CHALLENGING TREATMENT DEMANDS AROUND THE GLOBE

Bayer SeedGrowth® seed coatings are now available in three new lines. Customers will recognize at first glance which product is the most suitable for their treatment conditions. more

July 2017 · Spain

Stewardship

MINIMIZING DUST

Traces of seed treatments may be rubbed off during sowing and pollinators might potentially be exposed to dust emissions if they are accidentally released into the air. Deflector technology minimizes this potential risk. Especially in Spain, more and more farmers have been using deflectors while sowing. more

June 2017 · Global

Equipment

FINDING THE EXACT SEED TREATMENT END POINT

Bayer SeedGrowth®: a proven way to help seedlings thrive, achieve higher yields, and ultimately help grow farmers’ businesses. But this only works if you use the right products and, above all, apply them correctly. A newly developed equipment tool is helping with that. more

May 2017 · Hungary

Local expertise for a global network

MEETING THE RISING DEMAND FOR CEREAL AND WHEAT

Wheat is a staple crop for the majority of our world’s population: two billion people rely on it. Moreover, wheat represents 20 % of the world’s calorie consumption and 20 % of protein intake for the poorest half of the world. more

May 2017 · Hungary

Interview with Csaba Csorba and Steve Patterson

HOW TO GROW HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE CROPS

We talked to Csaba Csorba of Bayer Hungary and Steve Patterson, Manager for Cereals at Bayer’s Crop Science Division in Monheim, Germany. Both are seeking solutions that enable the sustainable and healthy growth of crops, especially cereals. more

May 2017 · Hungary

Offering tailored solutions to local partners

SEED TREATMENT IN HUNGARY

When we decided to visit Hungary, this year’s host country of the World Seed Congress, one thing was clear: we wanted to experience how local seed treaters benefit from our fully integrated system. It made us proud to see that they consider Bayer SeedGrowth® more than just a provider of best possible solutions in seed-applied technologies. more

December 2016 · Germany

Services

AS A SEED TREATER TODAY, YOU NEED MUCH MORE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Norbert de Baey has been with Bayer for almost 30 years, working in seed treatment. As a Bayer SeedGrowth® expert, he has advised seed breeding and seed treatment companies all over Germany. In our interview, he talks about the changes in the seed treatment sector, why he never takes vacations in August and September – and the advantages of being a qualified farmer. more

December 2016 · Global France

Coatings

TAILOR-MADE SOLUTIONS

It is a big challenge to reach the highest quality in seed treatment possible due to the influence of climatic conditions, available technology, and the crops variety. Modern coating technology helps to optimize seed treatment. However, they need to be well designed to meet the specific requirements. more

October 2016 · United States

Products

FIGHTING YIELD ROBBERS

Dead plants, circumstantial evidence, and a suspect: Battling yield robbers and developing crop protection tools is a bit like a criminal investigation. But at last there is a solution to tackle the top two soybean killers. Its name: ILeVO®. more

October 2016 · Germany

Services

PASSIONATE ABOUT PERFORMANCE

Nobody who has ever had the opportunity to discuss seed treating with German farmer Rüdiger Klamroth, specifically about his high-performance seed treating plant, will doubt for one moment how serious he is about it. Bayer SeedGrowth expert Norbert de Baey has long provided him with advice and support. We were there when he paid Rüdiger Klamroth a visit to give the plant a quality check. more

September 2016 · Latin America

Spotlight Latin America

GROWING OPTIMISM

“Increasing demand for treated seeds and further adoption of technology are major trends in Latin America,” says César Lamonega, Regional Head Bayer SeedGrowth® Latin America. Bayer is partnering with about 100 seed treaters in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico and Uruguay – including seed companies as well as multipliers. For these partners service is key. more

September 2016 · Global

Bee Care

PROMOTING POLLINATOR HEALTH

For many years, Bayer has been committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable agricultural practices, and that includes protecting pollinators. Here, we outline the Bayer Bee Care Program, investigate the factors impacting on bee health, look at the successful work of the North American Bayer Bee Care Center, and show how Bayer is contributing to a better understanding of bee health and pollination in South America. more

August 2016 · APAC

News from around the world

BOOSTING FARMERS’ INCOMES

Bayer SeedGrowth® assists growers around the globe – for example by supporting them to transform their business into a more efficient operation. A business that is profitable and sustainable at the same time by providing the farming community with high quality treated seed, products, coatings, the latest equipment and seed treatment services. Read our success stories from Malaysia and China. more

July 2016 · Global

Nematodes

THE INVISIBLE CROP KILLER

You've probably never even seen any of these animals – even though they are estimated to account for around 80 % of all individual multicellular animals on our planet. Yet the damage plant-parasitic nematodes do to crops worldwide is staggering. more

July 2016 · Global

Interview with Enrique Moretti

PARTNERS FOR BEST RESULTS AND INNOVATIONS

How inoculants push plants’ growth performance, why they are easy to apply, and how they contribute to more sustainable agriculture: Enrique Moretti, Director of the Argentinian-based Biagro Group acquired by Bayer in 2014 knows the answers. more

June 2016 · Global

In the spotlight: Biologicals

FINDING THE REAL CHAMPIONS

Farmers have known for centuries that rhizobia are present in almost all soils, but not always in a quantity adequate to establish a sufficient liaison with the legume plant. This is why they transferred soil from one field to another. Today, the seed industry harnesses biological solutions on a large scale. Bayer is working on finding the best strains. more

June 2016 · EU

Stewardship

CERTIFICATION ALLOWS THE INDUSTRY TO DRIVE QUALITY

By implementing own certification processes the industry makes a major contribution to sustainable agriculture. Seed treaters also benefit from the scheme as it is less bureaucratic, demanding and costly. more

June 2016 · EU

Seed-applied Neonicotinoids

STILL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Neonicotinoids (or neonics as they are commonly known) are an important class of insecticides that help farmers worldwide to manage harmful pests that would otherwise limit crop production and quality. more

June 2016 · United States

Equipment

MORE THAN JUST A PLANT

The new Bayer SeedGrowth® Equipment Innovation Center in Shakopee, Minnesota (USA) not only produces state-of-the-art machinery for seed applied technologies but also has an advanced R&D part and training facility for up to 120 people. more

May 2016 · Latin America

Success story Erro

GRAIN MATTERS

Erro is a successful Uruguayan company with many years of experience in seed processing and treatment. Its recipe for success: developing products that farmers really need and relying on Bayer SeedGrowth equipment. more

May 2016 · Latin America

Success story Kilafen

FARMERS AT HEART

Kilafen is a newcomer in the Uruguayan seed business. Nevertheless, its goals are ambitious: the company’s approach is to be not just a supplier but a partner farmers can rely on. The company cares about what farmers need because the people at Kilafen are farmers at heart. more

May 2016 · Global

SeedGrowth Service Centers worldwide

A PEOPLE’S BUSINESS

The importance of SeedGrowth Service Managers is rising steadily: customers request more complex treatment recipes and the equipment has more functions than ever. The daily duties of Bayer Managers like Frank Laubert will never become routine. more

November 2015 · EU

Interview with Martin Gruss and Dr. Klaus Kunz

“WE EMPHASIZE ON ADDITIONAL FIELD DATA”

Three questions to Martin Gruss, Head of SeedGrowth, and Dr. Klaus Kunz, Global Regulatory Manager Insecticides, about the needs of neonicontinoids and how Bayer CropScience provides new data for the European Commission to reconsider the usage restrictions. more

September 2015 · Global

Nematodes

ADDRESSING NEMATODES

Crop pests can come in all shapes and sizes, which is why farmers often need more than one solution to a problem. Take, for example, parasitic nematodes, also known as eelworms. more

September 2015 · Global

Interview with Björn Hardt

SONIDO™ ON THE SPOT

The neonicotinoids restrictions imposed by the European Commission in 2013 present new challenges to farmers. However, due to Bayer’s thiacloprid-based seed-applied product Sonido™, there is an innovative solution available on the market on which some farmers can fall back. An interview with Björn Hardt, Global Key Account Management SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience, on the benefits of Sonido™ and its market acceptance. more

September 2015 · Global

Interview with Georgi Bonev

TWO NEW BAYER SEEDGROWTH CENTERS IN INDONESIA AND SOUTH AFRICA ABOUT TO BE OPENED

The Bayer SeedGrowth Centers stand for innovation and demonstration. They provide services such as customized internal and external trainings, testing, advice, and technical support directly to seed treaters. Furthermore, the Centers allow customers to learn at first hand about using SeedGrowth products and receive training on seed treatment equipment. We talked with Georgi Bonev and Dr. Heinz-Friedrich Schnier about the two new facilities in Indonesia and South Africa that will expand the current network of 12 Bayer SeedGrowth Centers worldwide. more

August 2015 · Global

Seed-applied technologies

BENEFITS FROM FIELD TO SHELF

Studies in the EU and North America clearly document the multiple benefits of seed-applied technologies. The alternatives are economically and ecologically inferior. Whereas the scientific facts and sustainability benefits are clear, emotions have often beaten science in the debate on seed-applied technologies, and especially neonicotinoids (NNi). Nevertheless, Bayer CropScience is making every effort to promote a scientific discourse on the advantages of seed-applied technologies – for the benefit of farmers, seed treaters, food companies, and consumers. more

August 2015 · Global

Interview with Peter Herold

STATE-OF-THE-ART MACHINERY

More than 70 guests celebrated the reopening of the Bayer SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center in Shakopee (US). There in Minnesota, USA, the latest equipment for on-seed applied technologies is evolved and manufactured for farmers and companies across the globe. We interview Peter Herold, manager of Bayer CropScience’s global engineering services and equipment international marketing, about the importance of equipment, what the new site offers, and why hands-on training is crucial for successful farming nowadays. more

August 2015 · Global

Plant Health

INOCULATED FOR PLANT HEALTH

Growers know nature. That’s their business. Which is why Bayer is always looking to use the power of nature to offer its customers innovative solutions to some of the challenges they face. more

July 2015 · Global United States

Equipment

THE RIGHT TOOLS

Every handyman knows you need the right tool for the job. Nobody tries to fix a leaky sink with a hammer – and you shouldn’t attempt seed treatment without the proper equipment either. Whether you are a grower in Kansas protecting your corn from pests or a soybean farmer in Brazil looking into adding inoculants, Bayer SeedGrowth has the ability to help you get more from your crop. more

July 2015 · All

Stewardship at Bayer SeedGrowth

YOU NEVER WORK ALONE

Bayer CropScience takes product stewardship very seriously. The company supplies high-quality seed-applied solutions in combination with the best management practices around the world. more

June 2015 · France Global

Coatings

THE PERFECT RECIPE

What started as a small seed breeding business is now the heart of innovative seed-applied technologies at Bayer CropScience. In 2015, Méréville celebrates its 100th year anniversary – time for a recap. more

June 2015 · Global Brazil

Interview with Roberson Lima

“WE’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK”

Roberson Lima, Head of Bayer SeedGrowth Brazil, explains how the competence brand has become a central element in the Brazilian market and why it’s all about people in the end. more

June 2015 · Global

Cereal Future Forum in Brussels

IT’S ALL ABOUT COLLABORATION

Agronomic issues such as integrated weed and pest management, the impact of drought and heat on yield, or value chain requirements are only some of the challenges in today’s wheat production. 230 experts from 30 cereal growing countries recently discussed challenges and future strategies at the Cereal Future Forum in Brussels, held by Bayer Crop Science. more

June 2015 · Global

Interview with Martin Gruss

ONE YEAR AFTER NNI RESTRICTIONS

Negative economic effects, less sufficient solutions for many pests, and losses in yield. Farmers in Europe are feeling the impact of the neonicotinoid restrictions that were imposed by the European Commission. An interview with Martin Gruss, Global Head SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience, on this important issue. more

May 2015 · Global Brazil

Bayer Seedgrowth Update

ONE TEAM ACROSS THE GLOBE

With Bayer SeedGrowth, Bayer CropScience is the first and only company to offer a complete solution for almost every area of seed treatment, helping growers produce the highest-quality and highest-yielding crops possible. Let’s take a look at the last two years. more

May 2015 · Global

Country Adaption Poland

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE SEED

The year 2015 is an important year for the Bayer CropScience’s Polish SeedGrowth unit – not only will the ISF Seed World Congress take place in Kraków, but also the plans for a Polish SeedGrowth lab are taking shape. A look at the seed-applied technologies in central eastern Europe. more

April 2015 · Global France

Interview with Marc Andieux

SAFETY FIRST

Sowability, flowability and dust control are three challenges the industry for seed-applied technologies has to master today. Bayer SeedGrowth Coatings steps up to the plate. The facility, based in Méréville, France, is specialized in developing new seed coatings. Read why Marc Andrieux, Bayer CropScience Head of SeedGrowth Technology & Services, Coatings, is so positive about coatings and why they are such an important factor when it comes to sustainable agricultural practices and product stewardship. more

October 2014 · Netherlands France United Kingdom

Farming into the future

PRODUCING PRETTY POTATOES

Solanum tuberosum: not everybody knows the scientific name of the potato, one of the most important food crops. And while it has been on our plates in various forms for centuries, consumers are now growing more picky: these days everyone wants their spuds scrubbed and shiny without a hint of the earth they came from. Unfortunately, all that washing sometimes visibly exposes skin diseases on the tuber that doesn’t affect a potato's taste or quality but doesn't look very appetizing. Preventive seed treatments offer an easy solution. more

October 2014 · Global

Bayer’s worldwide service offering

THINKING GLOBALLY, ACTING LOCALLY

What does an industrial-scale American wheat producer have in common with a small Chinese farmer tending half an acre of rice? From planting to harvest, they both need a competent partner to help them get the most out of their crops, which is the main goal of seed treatment. “We have experts ready to travel anywhere in 24 hours to help our big industrial customers when they have a problem,” says Marc Andrieux, Head of SeedGrowth Technology and Services at Bayer CropScience. “But we also do lots of advising in the field with small farmers.” more

October 2014 · APAC

Bayer’s contribution to advances in a key subsistence crop

THE EVOLUTION OF JAPANESE RICE FARMING

Rice is Asia’s staple food crop. Indeed, half the world's population is estimated to subsist entirely or partially on rice. In Japan Bayer CropScience has played a key role in the development of this vital crop. more

September 2014 · United States

Bayer helping to secure a bright future for this key crop

WINDOWS OF OPPOTUNITY FOR SOYBEANS

Soybeans used to be a neglected crop – but not any more. Soya prices have been rising steadily in the recent years and market analysts predict a bright future. In the US, soya is now the No. 2 crop after corn. Bayer SeedGrowth business has contributed to this positive development by protecting farmers' investment. more

August 2014 · Global

Equipment

DESIGNING THE FUTURE

The seed treatment equipment industry isn't usually thought of as a hotbed of innovation, but when you talk to the engineers and inventors on Bayer's SeedGrowth equipment team, you realize it is. After all, they are designing the future of application technology. more

August 2014 · United States

Integrated seed treatment solution proving effective

CONTROLLING PESTS IN COTTON

Cotton seedlings are very susceptible to early season pests such as thrips and nematodes, but Bayer CropScience's integrated seed treatment solution, led by its industry-leading Aeris insecticide/ nematicide, is giving cotton farmers the best possible start for their crops. more

July 2014 · Australia Canada

Seed treatment solutions for oilseed rape / canola

AN ANCIENT CROP ON THE RISE

Oilseed rape was among the earliest plants cultivated by mankind – thousands of years ago in Asia, in medieval times in Europe. Today, oilseed rape is the world's third largest source of vegetable oil after soybeans and palm, and Bayer CropScience is behind many of the innovations that are taking this crop to new heights. more

June 2014 · United Kingdom Germany United States

How advances in seed treatment have benefited sugar beet farmers

MAKING LIFE SWEETER

Sugar beet production is different from most other crops since each plant has just one root and uses the available space to grow this root to its maximum size. While more space might deliver a bigger root, it will not necessarily produce more sugar. In many grain crops more space for a plant means more seeds produced so empty spaces in a planting row can be filled by neighboring plants. In the early days of sugar beet production growers used to plant more seeds than needed to produce a good crop stand. After germination the surplus plants were thinned by hand – a labor-intensive and costly business. These days are now over thanks to advances in seed treatment. more

May 2014 · Global

Interview with Garlich von Essen

THE FUTURE OF SEED TREATMENT

Martin Gruss talked to Garlich von Essen, General Secretary of the European Seed Association (ESA), about the future of seed treatment. more

May 2014 · All

Meeting a genuine need

BAYER SEEDGROWTH HELPS GROW CUSTOMERS’ BUSINESS

A year after the launch of Bayer SeedGrowth, this competence brand has been successfully launched around the world. The response from customers and other stakeholders has generally been very positive. Luis Eduardo Salomão from the Brazilian company Sementes Goiás (Rio Verde-GO) is one of these satisfied customers: “Our goal is to deliver the best seed with the best treatment, and Bayer is our partner.” more

May 2014 · Global

Interview with Martin Gruss

“NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR THE EU COMMISSION’S RULING”

In December 2013, the European Commission imposed an initial two-year ban involving a restricted use of three neonicotinoids in fields with blooming crops such as oil seed rape. The substances are accused of being harmful for bees. An interview with Martin Gruss, Head of SeedGrowth Products, Bayer CropScience, on this highly relevant topic. more

May 2014 · Global

Bayer SeedGrowth Products

ON COURSE FOR GROWTH

The ISF World Seed Congress, also known as “the seed industry’s Olympics,” is under way in Beijing, so it is time to take a look at the young competence brand Bayer SeedGrowth and at products and future plans. more

May 2014 · United States

Meeting the demand for corn, the world’s No. 1 commodity crop

GROWING GOLD RIGHT FROM THE START

Corn is one of the world's most important crops. More than a billion people depend on corn every day. And the number’s growing as fast as the global population clock. So the world's corn farmers have the awesome responsibility of meeting the burgeoning demand for a golden grain that feeds and fuels the world. Find out how seriously Kyle Meece, a third-generation farmer from Illinois (US) in the heart of the American Corn Belt, takes his responsibility. more

May 2014 · Global

Interview with Dr. Julian Little

BUZZING ABOUT BEES

In Central Europe, 80 percent of flowers are pollinated by insects, mostly by bees. Take a look at oilseed rape for example. Oilseed rape harvests could be reduced by up to 30 percent without the help of bees for pollination. That is why the protection of these little helpers has been one of the foremost objectives of Bayer and its product stewardship efforts for the past 25 years. Bayer SeedGrowth Magazine talked to Dr. Julian Little, spokesman for Bayer's Bee Care program. more

May 2014 · Global

Why seed treatment is so vital for cereals

FEEDING THE WORLD’S POPULATION

Nobody said feeding the world's rising population would be easy. But that's exactly what cereals farmers do every day – growing wheat in Canada, rice in India, or other staples that people depend on worldwide. But these key crops present growers with challenges as diverse as the cereals themselves. That makes seed treatment essential. more

April 2014 · Global

Interview with Dr. Peter Ohs

CUT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION

Despite substantial progress made over the past hundred years there is still much to do to make agriculture more sustainable for generations to come. Bayer SeedGrowth Magazine talked to Dr. Peter Ohs, Senior Global Stewardship Manager, about regional stewardship projects, how to cut dust emissions, and why high quality seed is essential for sustainable agriculture. more

April 2014 · Global

Farming into the future

STEWARDS OF THE LAND

Improving nearby wildlife and aquatic habitats is just one great thing that farmer Jeremy Jack and his sister Stacie Koger do 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days of the year. The siblings run their 3400 hectare family farm in the U.S. Mississippi Delta with one major objective that they keep in mind. While their crop diversification has helped maximize profitability and manage risk, they also share a deeply-felt responsibility to protect the land they farm. more

April 2013 · Global

Stewardship in seeds

CONTROLLING DUST-OFF – FOR EVERYONE’S BENEFIT

Proper stewardship practices at and after seed treatment application are critical to boosting crop potential. Bayer’s clear commitment to limiting dust-off of treated seeds – through improved product stickability, dust control at planting, reduced dust-off, and training for stakeholders – ensures farmers get the best bang for their buck. more

April 2013 · Global

Seed-applied products

GOOD FOR YIELDS, THE ECONOMY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Seed-applied products supercharge seeds to create a win-win-win situation for farmers, the economy and the environment. On-seed applications are making a substantial contribution to sustainable agriculture by letting crops get off to the best possible start, boosting crop revenues, reducing production costs, and reducing CO2 emissions more

April 2013 · APAC

Benefits for Growers

RICE PRODUCTION IN TAIWAN ENHANCED BY INNOVATIONS IN SEED TREATMENT

Bayer CropScience Taiwan has been developing innovative rice seed treatment solutions to enhance rice production. The benefits include minimizing pest-induced yield losses, reduced handling of chemicals, less labor-intensive cultivation methods, fewer applications of crop protection products through targeted on-seed applications, and improved rice quality. more

April 2013 · Australia

EverGol® Prime

THE NEW BENCHMARK IN FIGHTING RHIZOCTONIA ROOT ROT

Scuffy bald patches, thin plant stands, lost yield: wheat affected by rhizoctonia root rot is a common and costly problem in Australia. But now, at last, there is an effective means of tackling this problem: the fungicidal seed treatment EverGol Prime. Its active ingredient penflufen suppresses rhizoctonia root rot and controls smut diseases such as bunt. more

April 2013 · United Kingdom

Dedicated engineering and support

HOW BAYER UK PUTS CUSTOMER CENTRICITY INTO PRACTICE IN SEED TREATMENT

In the UK Bayer offers a highly customer-centric package of seed treatment equipment, products and engineering support backed by R&D, quality assurance and advice. Seed treatment engineers oversee installation and maintenance of application machines and by being physically close to the customers, provide frequent support and service all over the country. more

April 2013 · United States

On Demand™ seed treatment

U.S. SOYBEAN SEED TREATER HIGHLY SATISFIED WITH PERFORMANCE AND BENEFITS

A farmers’ cooperative in Illinois, USA, employs an On Demand system from Bayer SeedGrowth® to treat soybean seed. The benefits reported include more uniform seed treatment, faster seed throughput, improved product stewardship, operator-friendly elimination of manual slurry mixing, and optimized inventory management. more

April 2013 · Global

Seed treatment equipment

THE RIGHT TREATER FOR EVERY SEED AND SEGMENT – WORLDWIDE

The Bayer SeedGrowth® Equipment portfolio covers all the world's commercial crops and seed treatment segments: industrial applications, downstream applications, on-farm application equipment and autonomous mobile systems. Whatever the application solution, the innovative nature and high quality of this equipment help to grow a seed treater’s business. more

April 2013 · Global

Contributing to feeding the world

PONCHO® – PEST CONTROL, HIGHER VIGOR, BETTER YIELD

Poncho offers great protection against a broad spectrum of soil and early-season sucking pests – around the world and for many different crops. As this seed-applied insecticide also contributes to higher vigor and yields, especially under drought stress in early development, it safeguards a farmer’s investment in high-value seed. more

April 2013 · Brazil

Integrated soybean solutions

BAYER SCORES IN BRAZIL WITH ALL-ROUND COMPETENCE IN SEED TREATMENT

The only way is up for Brazilian soybeans. Huge increases in acreage have opened up new business opportunities for enterprising farmers. Licensed multiplier cooperatives support big seed companies in meeting the demand for quality seed. And Bayer SeedGrowth® has tied an integrated package to help stakeholders benefit from industrial seed treatment. more

April 2013 · Global

Why quality matters in seed treatment

VITAL PRODUCT AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TREATERS AND GROWERS

Volkert Meiners is committed to the highest possible quality standards in seed treatment. The CEO of a North German wholesale seed and seed treatment company knows that exact treatment dosages and abrasion-proof coatings are essential to minimize dust-off and meet strict safety and environmental standards. He is achieving these goals with Bayer’s help. more