Entries tagged with: Bayer Cropscience

Zhu joins BioConsortia

BioConsortia has appointed Hong Zhu as senior vice president of lead development and manufacturing. Zhu comes to BioConsortia from Bayer, where he was director of biologics process development. Previously, he served as director of fermentation and formulation at AgraQuest, prior to its purchase by Bayer.

Monsanto interested in Bayer CropScience

Monsanto has reportedly shown interest in the possible acquisition of Bayer CropScience. Reuters reports that Monsanto executives recently held a meeting to discuss Bayer’s agricultural assets. Here’s more from Reuters: Among the possibilities discussed were an outright acquisition of the crop science unit and a joint venture or other type of partnership between the two companies, the sources said. These talks were preliminary, and another meeting between the two sides has been scheduled for April, the sources added. Bayer has been…  » Read more

EPA approves expansion for Luna fungicides

Bayer announced the EPA has approved an expanded label for Luna fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once approved in relevant states, these label expansions will be effective across a broad geographical range of markets from California and the Pacific Northwest to Florida, the company said. According to Bayer, the new labels expand the Luna registration to crops such as citrus, table and raisin grapes, berries, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, pome and stone fruit, and a variety of other…  » Read more

EPA approves registration for Velum Prime

The EPA has granted federal registration of Bayer CropScience's Velum Prime for use on potatoes. According to Bayer, state registrations are expected to follow shortly across the Northern U.S. potato belt including Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. Velum Prime is a non-fumigant nematicide with additional disease-management benefits, according to Bayer. “The Federal registration of Velum Prime from EPA is a significant step forward in our effort to introduce a much needed nematicide/fungicide…  » Read more

#Thankful4Ag campaign helps feed hungry families

Bayer CropScience is in the midst of its third annual #Thankful4Ag campaign, a national social initiative dedicated to helping feed families in need in the U.S. and educating consumers about how their food gets from field to fork. For the second year in a row, Bayer CropScience will work with Feeding America to help the 48 million Americans living in food insecure households. This year’s campaign will run from September 24 to October 31, coinciding…  » Read more

BCS offers $10,000 Produce Innovation Award

Bayer CropScience (BCS) is currently accepting applications for its second annual Produce Innovation Award. The winner of the award will receive a $10,000 grant to advance their innovation or to support a project in their community that also increases the positive contributions of produce in people’s lives and a $2,000 Apple store gift card. The award recognizes a grower whose innovative efforts improves yield and quality of a produce crop, increases accessibility of produce to…  » Read more

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