28 August 2013 23:15 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Bayer CropScience has opened 10 SeedGrowth Centers across the globe to assist farmers raise better yielding crops, the US-based agricultural products company announced on Wednesday.
The centres will not only provide seed education but also offers training, testing and technical support on a direct basis.
Bayer said another goal of the facilities is to teach customers how to best utilise their seed treatment products like Poncho, which combines an insecticide with a biological mode of action against nematodes found in corn and soybean crops.
The 10 SeedGrowth Centers are located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US; Guadalajara, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paulina, Brazil; Wickham Market, UK; Mereville, France; Monheim, Germany; Hu Jia Lou, China; Pinkeba Old, Australia; and Wigram, Christchurch, New Zealand.
“The services provided by Bayer SeedGrowth Centers are a vital part of our fully integrated offerings, including products, equipment, coatings and services,” said Brad May, strategic business lead at Bayer CropScience. “Whatever your role, a grower, seed breeder, treater, retailer or adviser, our services can play a part in expanding your business and protecting your and your customers’ investments.”
One of the major focuses of the SeedGrowth program is the company’s intent to create a strong pipeline of products, equipment, coatings and services, as well as a continued investment in stewardship programs.
“The need for Bayer SeedGrowth offerings is increasing around the world as seed treatment capabilities keep expanding,” said Ethan Luth, SeedGrowth product manager for Bayer CropScience. “As growers and seed treaters’ needs evolve Bayer SeedGrowth continues to invest in innovation to bring the best possible solutions to our customers.”
In addition to the other services, a primary goal of the SeedGrowth project is to develop new seed treatments that will provide growers additional protection against Sudden Death Syndrome and to design a talc replacement product that will significantly reduce dust while planting.
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