Each year, wild oats challenge Western Canadian farmers’ cereal crops. With unique regional challenges and increasing herbicide resistance, there is a need to consistently adapt grass control options to ensure farmers are receiving the greatest return on investment, and in exchange, control of problem weeds. Cirray™ herbicide is the latest edition to Bayer’s cereal herbicide… Read More

Bayer has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a new cloud-based set of digital tools and data science solutions. These new tools will be used in agriculture and adjacent industries, bringing new infrastructure and foundational capabilities to accelerate innovation, boost efficiency, and support sustainability across value chains, says Bayer. Under the agreement, Bayer… Read More

Across Eastern Canada, growers have faced an uphill battle managing pest pressures in corn. Insects like Western bean cutworm have increased in population, year after year, spreading to more regions across Ontario and Quebec. These pests damage corn ears and leave the crop vulnerable to mold and other diseases. But growers have a tool to… Read More

Bayer CropScience has launched BUTEO™ start, a new insecticide seed treatment option for canola in Western Canada targeted at early control of flea beetles. There are two main types of flea beetles: striped and crucifer, explains Andrew Chisholm, Traits and Trait Launch Manager with Bayer CropScience. The striped flea beetle is really starting to increase… Read More

Bayer has announced that the European Commission has authorized XtendFlex soybean technology for food, feed, import and processing in the European Union. The XtendFlex trait infers resistance to glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba. The EU approval for XtendFlex soybeans was the remaining hold up to the full launch of the trait in the United States and… Read More

At its core, agriculture is a careful and changing science. Each season gives growers another chance at perfecting its equation of crop cultivation by harnessing new knowledge, products, and hybrids to best address the varying factors of disease pressure, weather conditions, and market demands. Navigating the equation’s yearly variables adds difficulty to the endless list… Read More

Bayer has hit a snag with the part of its $10 billion Roundup settlement that applies to future legal claims of the common herbicide causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The massive settlement announced on June 24, 2020 not only addressed thousands of existing court claims regarding Roundup, but it also included a deal regarding future litigation and… Read More

Bayer has reached a series of agreements to resolve major outstanding Monsanto-related litigation in the U.S., including settlements totalling more than US$10 billion to address legal claims of Roundup herbicide causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a US$400 million agreement to settle litigation related to crop damage caused by dicamba herbicide drift. The company says it will… Read More

At least three out of four dicamba-containing herbicides have had U.S. registrations pulled effective immediately. The current registrations for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were set to expire in December of this year after being extended once. The recent U.S. Court of Appeal ruling put an end to the sale of dicamba herbicides for the 2020… Read More

It seems a bit of a no-brainer that the earlier weeds are taken out, the better. But that wasn’t always the case. “For years, standard farming practice was to delay that first in-crop herbicide application in order get a wider spectrum of weeds,” says Liz Simpson, canola agronomic systems manager with Bayer. “Today, that practice… Read More

 

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