Tag: Bayer CropScience

Herbicide Resistance: The Cost of Convenience

“If it doesn’t impact me, I don’t care…” I have attended many conferences across Canada and nothing gets farmers to fall asleep faster than speeches of the threat (actually, it’s reality) of herbicide resistance. For many farmers, it seems, they either don’t see this as something that impacts them or they don’t think it’s as serious an… Read more »

New Soybean Seed Treatment Takes Aim at SDS and SCN

Soybean growers have a new tool in their fight to manage the impact of sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Earlier this month, Bayer CropScience received registration for Ilevo/Votivo, a new soybean seed treatment. At its recent Dead Weeds Tour, Bayer’s D&L Manager Luc Bourgeois told growers it will be the first… Read more »

Failure, Success and Becoming Courageous Leaders

When asked whether failure or success makes a leader, Dianna Emperingham of Bayer CropScience says it’s best to experience a balance of both. Leaders, she says, learn from failures and move on. It can be difficult to be a leader, but even harder, is to lead with courage, Emperingham says. Courageous leaders make difficult decisions. “You need… Read more »

Making Your Farm Bee-Friendly

What crop and seed mixes could farmers plant to make their farms more bee-friendly? That’s a question Bayer CropScience and Pollinator Partnership are trying to answer with a study aiming to give farmers recommendations on what they can do to improve bee habitat on their farms. Vicki Wojcik, research director for Pollinator Partnership, a non-profit… Read more »

How “Little Things” Led to a UN Food Security Declaration

The prospect of nine billion people being on the earth in 2050 is pretty scary. Scarier yet, though, is the challenge of feeding them. But even scarier still is looking into the future and knowing that a scant 35 years from now, you, the person in the mirror, will be the one who’ll be trying… Read more »

Reseeded Canola Acres Could Exceed 1 Million

It’s looking like over a million acres of canola will be or has been reseeded in Western Canada this year, with frost in Manitoba to blame for the majority of those acres. “We’re still getting a handle on how much seed actually moved into the affected areas. We know that between what the retail network moved and… Read more »

The Seedpod(cast) — Ep. 4: Five Ways to Maximize Your Seed Treatment Investment

Are you flying blind when it comes to starting your crop? An untested seed lot is exactly that, untested — you don’t know what diseases may be lurking in the bin that could contribute to pathogen load in the field or choke off seedlings before they get a chance to grow. What’s more, variable seed… Read more »

Bayer CropScience to Purchase Land Management Products from DuPont Crop Protection

Bayer CropScience (Bayer) and DuPont Crop Protection (DuPont) have signed of an agreement for Bayer to purchase certain DuPont Crop Protection land management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Through the acquisition, Bayer gains access to DuPont’s forestry, range and pasture products and expands its environmental science business unit to… Read more »

Ontario Honey Producers File Class Action Lawsuit Against Companies Producing Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments

The law firm of Siskinds LLP, based at London, Ont., has launched a class action regarding neonicotinoid pesticides, specifically those containing imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiomethoxam, designed, developed, marketed and produced by Bayer (as Bayer CropScience) and Syngenta. The action, set in motion by Sun Parlor and Munro Honey, seeks in excess of $400 million in… Read more »

Stratego Fungicide to Get a Makeover to Become Stratego Pro

It’s nothing personal, Stratego fungicide, but it’s time for a sprucing up. Winter wheat and soybean growers should soon have access to Stratego Pro, says Allan Kaastra, with Bayer CropScience. The new formulation swaps out propiconazole with prothioconazole, and should be available for farmers to use by 2015, pending appropriate regulatory approvals. Kaastra says Stratego… Read more »

How Do We Inspire a New Generation in Agriculture?

Do you remember when you decided you wanted to pursue a career in agriculture? Or were you someone who never really chose it, it was just what you had always done? An increasing number of individuals from a non-farming background go on to work in the agriculture industry — it’s a natural byproduct of a… Read more »

University of Guelph Recieves Funding to Create the Centre for Beneficial Insect Health

The University of Guelph has received a $750,000 donation to help support and preserve pollinator health through sustainable pest management. The donation from Bayer CropScience Inc. was made to the BetterPlanet Project, the University’s $200-million fundraising campaign for teaching and research in food, environment, health and communities. Among other projects, the gift will support the… Read more »

Western Winter Wheat Initiative Officially Launched

Bayer CropScience, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Richardson International Limited announced the launch of the Western Winter Wheat Initiative during Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Monday. The Western Winter Wheat Initiative launch unveiled a brand sweet in its simplicity, coupled with a user-friendly site and a few changes to their still very interactive… Read more »

The Storm Seed Treater Offers Peristaltic Pumps, a Metering Conveyor and More

Smart technology “follows” us into our combines, sprayers and grain bins, yet when it’s time to treat seed, it’s still very much a guessing game. But there appears to be a pretty darn intellectual auger on the market. With a touch-screen input and pre-programmed recipes for Bayer CropScience seed treatment products (and the ability to… Read more »

Canola School: Western Harvest Update

When we talk about harvest across the prairies, you can’t use a blanket term to cover any one province unless that comment is “variable”. In terms of exactly how much of harvest is done, some areas in the Alberta and Manitoba are finished while areas in the Northern Alberta haven’t even started yet. Yields for… Read more »