Source: Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience LP finalized a licensing agreement with Heads Up Plant Protectants Inc. for access to Heads Up seed treatment. The terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.


Heads Up contains a naturally occurring substance extracted from Chenopodium species. When applied to soybean seed, Heads Up triggers the crops' defense systems against diseases upon germination, said product development manager Jennifer Riggs.


"It effectively creates an early warning system so the crop produces naturally occurring disease-defense mechanisms before infections can get a head start," she said. "Growers will have an innovative natural seed treatment solution that can safeguard their crops and potentially increase yields. When used with seed-applied fungicides, Heads Up brings an additional mode of action to protect young soybeans from soil diseases that are present in the environment when soybeans are traditionally planted."

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