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.
WATCH: Why Treyson Culwell trusts Acceleron seed-applied solutions
Farmers today must deal with more challenges and variables than ever. What do they need to overcome these? We asked Treyson Culwell of Culwell Farms, Missouri, for his view. Watch the video to find out what Treyson said – as well as why he chooses Acceleron for his seeds, and what benefits he and his customers receive as a result.
WATCH: SeedGrowth benefits in action with Brad Gastler
What’s the real test of a seed treatment? How it delivers for farmers in the field. We spoke to Brad Gastler, of Gastler Seed in Missouri (USA), to find out why he relies on Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions, and how they combine with the DEKALB and Asgrow seeds that the farm has been using for 40 years. Watch the video to learn about Brad’s story and why seed treatments are the best investment he’s made.
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.
The SeedGrowth Center in Monheim is better than ever
The redesigned and upgraded SeedGrowth Center in Monheim, Germany, has been unveiled. With new state-of-the-art equipment, the Center brings an extensive range of SeedGrowth services closer to treaters, farmers and colleagues, in line with our commitment to being ‘partners in growth’ to as many stakeholders as possible.
WATCH: Seven ways SeedGrowth solutions deliver premium performance
When we say our seed treatment solutions are top performers, what do we really mean? What attributes do we consider, and how do we test them? We’ve produced a series of videos to give you the inside view on seven key attributes: dust, appearance, flowability, germination, active load, processability, and plantability.
WATCH: Creating new seed treatment solutions with biologicals
Listen to our expert Maria Laura Ramos discuss biologicals’ forecasted growth, how they are playing a greater role in integrated seed treatment packages, and what we are doing at SeedGrowth to harness their powerful potential for farmers’ benefit.
WATCH: Our seed treatment testing services in action
What can our seed treatment testing services do for you? Watch our latest video, filmed inside the SeedGrowth research labs in Chesterfield, Missouri, to find out. You’ll see how our dedication to lab and field testing translates into reliable protection for seeds, and in turn supports good yields. And you’ll hear from the testing experts who work every day to ensure our seed treatments deliver the greatest possible benefits to growers.
SeedGrowth-as-a-service: bringing SeedGrowth benefits directly to farmers in China
Chinese agriculture faces the challenges of continuously growing farms and increasing average ages of farm workers, leading to labor shortages. Bayer’s new SeedGrowth-as-a-service (SGRaaS) model is addressing these issues by directly providing seed treatment technologies to local distributors and retailers, so they can supply treated wheat seeds to farmer customers.
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.
EverGol Energy makes a high-speed start in South Africa
The launch of EverGol Energy in South Africa is a big event, since this fungicide seed treatment has the potential to deliver enormous benefits to maize and soybean farmers in the country. Find out how this ‘FIT, FAST, FIRST’ seed treatment was launched in style, and how Bayer is working to bring it to as many South African farmers as possible, starting from the 2024 season.
The past, present and future of Redigo
Our fungicidal seed treatment Redigo had its first registration in Latin America in 2020. Just a few years later, it is already viewed as essential by many growers in corn, cotton, soybean and wheat. We spoke to the team about Redigo’s fascinating journey to date, and how that journey is not over yet, as we work to add further capabilities to Redigo and give growers the full protective package.
Gaucho gets a newfound focus in India and China
Across APAC’s two largest economies, Gaucho is a long-standing solution, with over 20 years’ history of reliable protection. But there’s more to come from this flagship seed treatment brand. SeedGrowth teams are driving new ways to bring Gaucho to market, and bring its benefits to more growers through innovative business models and services. Find out what that means for key crops in India and China…
How everything came together to create Acceleron Precision
The SeedGrowth mission is one of constant advancement: advancing new technologies, meeting more customer needs and them more closely, finding new benefits for growers and fields. To keep doing that, we are increasingly looking beyond our old boundaries (whether scientific or organizational) and devisingnew ways of working, that disrupt the norms and deliver unexpected and powerful solutions. Acceleron Precision is an example of that: a package of genetics, seed treatments and high seed weights for precision planting in OSR, all brought together for the first time.
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.
How S.T.E.P. Technology can save time and improve results for treaters
Getting the right seed treatment end point is important. It can save treaters time as well as optimizing performance. And the best, most straightforward way to get it right is to use S.T.E.P. Technology, which automates the process for reliable results. Frank Laubert explains how it works and the journey the technology has come on since it was launched in 2017.
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.