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BCS announces partnership with Flagship Ventures

Bayer CropScience (BCS) has formed a strategic innovation partnership with  Flagship Ventures, a capital and venture creation firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The partnership is a collaborative agreement that includes AstraZeneca and Nestlé Health Science. “We must improve food production to feed a growing planet and are looking for ways to gain access to new technologies,” said Geoff Kneen, BCS research and development licensing and new ventures manager for North America, in the press release…  » Read more

Sivanto receives EPA registration

Bayer CropScience has received registration from the EPA for its new Sivanto insecticide.             Sivanto was developed to control sucking pests on fruits and vegetables and will be available for the 2015 growing season.             Sivanto is a systemic insecticide for control of sucking pests such as aphids, whiteflies, hoppers, psyllids and other insects. It acts on all mobile stages including larvae and adults.             Sivanto is based on the active ingredient flupyradifurone, which belongs…  » Read more

Robinson receives Spudman ELA

Andy Robinson, Ph.D., received Spudman’s 2015 Emerging Leader Award (ELA) during the National Potato Council’s annual banquet at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida.             Robinson, 33, is an assistant professor and Extension agronomist in potato production at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota.             Spudman’s ELA, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, is awarded to an individual, 35 or under, who works in any sector of the potato industry.             Look…  » Read more

Bayer CropScience offers sustainability award

Bayer CropScience is seeking applicants for its Young Farmer Sustainability Award. The fifth annual award recognizes agricultural producers, age 40 and under, who receive at least half of their income from farming and farm-related venture.             Applicants are judged on the following criteria: entrepreneurial initiative and adoption of new approaches to farming-50 percent; environmental and other on-farm sustainability efforts-30 percent; and economic stability and sustainability-20 percent. Application deadline is Jan. 16, 2015.             The winner…  » Read more

Schmidt appointed senior vice president at BioConsortia

Joseph Schmidt has been appointed senior vice president of business development and strategy at BioConsortia.             BioConsortia, based in Davis, California, is developing microbial consortia for agricultural applications resulting in increased fertilizer utilization, growth improvement and other crop traits.             Schmidt previously worked for Bayer CropScience and Agraquest.

Bayer CropScience opens R&D site in California

Bayer CropScience recently opened a new research and development center in West Sacramento, California.             The West Sacramento site will serve as the global headquarters of Bayer CropScience’s biologics business. The facility is situated on 10 acres of land and features a 100,00 square foot building and a 35,000 square foot pilot plant to support research and development of biological crop protection products. The site also has a 30,000 square foot vegetable seeds research building…  » Read more

2015 ELA nominations open

Nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Spudman 2015 Emerging Leader Award. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, the award recognizes an individual, age 35  or younger, involved in any segment of the potato industry, from growers and shippers to researchers and marketers. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 7, 2014. Visit the Spudman website for more information or a nomination.

Pavelski receives Emerging Leader Award

Jeremie Pavelski is the recipient of Spudman’s 2014 Emerging Leader Award. Bayer CropScience sponsors the award. Pavelski received the award at the National Potato Council’s annual banquet in San Antonio, Texas. Pavelski, 31, is the president of Heartland Farms, based in Hancock, Wis. He is a fifth-generation potato farmer from Wisconsin. His family has been growing potatoes in Wisconsin’s Central Sands area since 1873. He and his wife, Alicia, live in Arkdale. The March issue…  » Read more