SeedGrowth always strives to be a reliable partner for all customers in the seed treatment value chain. Our focus is on growing your business, solving your challenges, and ensuring your success. Find out more about the form our local partnerships take.
New shared opportunities in sugarbeet
Sugarbeet is an important crop, but it is not the biggest. On an international scale, many crops exceed it in terms of acreage. That leads many crop protection companies to overlook it in favor of other crops – but for Bayer and the seed specialist KWS, it has been an important partnership area for 30 years.
Partners in growth
Constantly improving to preserve the business for future generations: that is the goal of the wholesale seed company Pasture Genetics. Their strategy? Investing in Research & Development (R&D), collaborating closely with dedicated, international partners such as the SeedGrowth seed treatment experts, and thus offering the highest-quality seeds to farmers.
Higher yields for rice growers in Malaysia
Malaysian rice growers’ challenges are typical for a country in Asia, where 90% of the world’s rice is produced and consumed. On a wider scale, rice is a key crop in any approach to feeding the world. Further improvements in yield are needed to meet the expected growth in global rice consumption. Bayer’s SeedGrowth business has partnered with two seed companies in Malaysia to help farmers tackle rice-specific challenges and achieve higher yields.
A win-win partnership for seed treatment in Serbia
“Our quality seeds deserve the Bayer quality seed treatment,” says Dr. Željko Kaitović, a leading marketing specialist at the Maize Research Institute “Zemun Polje” (ZP) in Serbia. All ZP seeds are treated as standard with various seed treatment products from Bayer, including the fungicide Redigo® M. The partnership is proving beneficial for both parties – and for farmers as well.
Quality is the best recipe
An even surface, a consistent color, the right amount of ingredient used, and zero dust abrasion. These are the qualities Mezőseed Ltd. wants to achieve with its treated seeds. To achieve consistently high quality, suitable treatment products need to be applied in the optimal combination with the correct equipment and in the right way. SeedGrowth offers a worry-free package help Mezőseed achieve this and satisfy its clients’ needs.
Part of the whole
A vertical organization that provides Central and Eastern Europe with food: This is the role of the Bonafarm Group. High-quality seeds are the starting point for growing enough crops and producing these large amounts of food. One of the companies Bonafarm trusts to provide these is Bóly Seed Company. They, in turn, rely on Bayer’s SeedGrowth expertise to tackle this challenge.
Quality seeds on demand
More than 33,000 bags of soybean seeds get treated each year at Roy and Mark Douglas’s farm. What’s their worst-case scenario? A treating equipment breakdown during peak season. To avoid this – and to guarantee their customers consistent, reliable high-quality seed – the father-and-son duo depends on products and service from Bayer’s SeedGrowth experts.
Providing the foundation for maximum yield
Farmers’ ultimate goal is to turn every seed into a plant. To achieve this, they need high-quality seeds. This is what they rely on their seed producers and treaters for. Supported by Bayer’s SeedGrowth experts, the Uruguayan company Kilafen provides farmers with seeds tailored to their needs.
Sustainability & Services
Seed treatments are a highly targeted solution that enable farmers to reduce the overall amount of inputs needed– and therefore are a core part of sustainable farming models, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Learn how our solutions and services enable sustainability in the field.
Staying ahead of the curve on dust reduction
Operator safety and treatment efficacy are central to SeedGrowth’s ethos. When it comes to dust reduction, that means not just complying with regulations, but going beyond them and always working to find further improvements. Ron Colletti, PhD, SeedGrowth Formulation Specialist and Frank Laubert, Head of Global SeedGrowth Center, explain the dust reduction journey so far…
Seed treatment – a beneficial solution
Although seeds have been treated since ancient times and the value of protecting seeds at an early stage is globally recognized, the practice of seed treatment has recently been subject to increasing scrutiny. That is why it is important to repeatedly underline and highlight the value seed treatment brings to agriculture. This includes the basic principles of why seeds are treated, and what role seed treatment plays in a sustainable IPM program.
Products & Solutions
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of seed treatment products – incorporating chemical, biological, and digital tools – to help you protect your seeds and plants from pests and diseases and promote strong, reliable growth.
We have a long-standing reputation for seed treatment equipment expertise – and we share this with our partners to allow them to get the most out of their equipment and generate maximum value. Explore our equipment services here.
BayStep now license-free to advance technology adoption
The operators’ feedback on improved seed treatment quality through BayStep has been consistently positive. That’s why we decided to make this technology license-free to encourage wide adoption in the spirit of excellence in product stewardship.
Soybean treater highly satisfied with performance
A farmers’ cooperative in Illinois, USA, employs an On Demand system from Bayer 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.