Anniversary at Bayer CropScience SeedGrowth conference
The successful market launch of Poncho/Votivo in corn, cotton and soybeans in the United States in 2012/2013 gave Bayer CropScience another tailor-made solution to offer to farmers. Other new additions to the product portfolio are the seed treatment product Emesto for an improved yield potential in potatoes, and EverGol, a family of fungicides that has been granted approval for use in oilseed rape in Canada. It is also planned to use EverGol in field crops such as soybeans, corn, cereals, cotton and rice.
The most recent innovation is Ilevo, a seed treatment product to manage an upcoming disease in soybeans known as sudden death syndrome. This acute disease of soybeans is caused by the Fusarium virguliforme fungus and intensified by nematodes. Bayer CropScience recently filed for approval in the United States and hopes that Ilevo will be available for soybean growers for the 2015 growing season.
Plans for further expansion of SeedGrowth business
The global seed and crop protection market continued to show dynamic development in 2013. Thanks to the strong demand for high-quality seeds and state-of-the-art crop protection products, Bayer CropScience's SeedGrowth business achieved gratifying growth and posted record sales of EUR 921 million.
"We want to further expand our business, for example by adding biological seed treatment products to our portfolio," says Haug, explaining Bayer CropScience's strategy. "The acquisition of the Biagro group in Argentina a few days ago underlines our ambitions for growth and will further strengthen our position as an innovation company." Bayer CropScience will continue investing in the development of seed treatments, with the focus on developing new polymer adhesive agents and application technologies. The company is constantly investing in product stewardship programs to ensure compliance with strict safety and environmental standards.
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