Bayer focuses on farmers and drives innovation until 2022 | Companies

NS. LOUIS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nov. November 2021–

The harvest is a time for North American farmers to reflect on the successes and challenges of the past season while looking to the future. Bayer – with the No. 1 market position in corn, soybean and cotton growing in the US – is also excited about the future and the next round of cutting-edge technologies for growers in 2022 and beyond.

Bayer’s milestones in the 2021 season include:

  • Launch of XtendFlex® Soybeans: As the second major launch of soybean traits in the last five years, XtendFlex soybeans were grown on 15 million hectares in 2021. The Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System gives soybean growers more choice and flexibility than ever before.
  • SmartStax® PRO with RNAi Technology: 1 Approval of the industry’s first RNAi technology this year paves the way for superior corn rootworm control through a new mechanism of action (MoA) for breeders in 2022.
  • ThryvOn ™ technology 2: ThryvOn technology offers the industry’s first biotechnological trait for cotton that uses built-in trait technology to protect the entire plant from tarnished plant bugs and thrips. 3
  • Roundup PowerMAX® 3 Herbicide: Roundup PowerMAX 3 Herbicide contains a unique surfactant blend with a higher concentration of glyphosate per gallon, allowing farmers to spray more acres per gallon and retailers to optimize shelf life.
  • Prosaro® PRO 400 SC Fungicide: New multi-MoA cereal fungicide for excellent control of Fusarium scab and leaf diseases.
  • TriVolt ™ Herbicide: A corn herbicide combination that is pending approval by the EPA and provides farmers with three different active ingredients that enable residual control of key corngrass and broad-leaved weeds.
  • BUTEO ™ Start Insecticide: With a successful launch in Canada last year, BUTEO Start Insecticide offers effective protection against flea beetle pressure for canola growers.
  • Velum® One Insecticide and Minuet ™ Fungicide: With the launch of a brand extension for Velum and the launch of the new organic fungicide, Minuet, fruit and vegetable growers will experience continuous innovation.
  • Digital Solutions: As digital technology continues to open doors for farmers and generate additional revenue for efficiency and management perspectives, the Climate FieldView ™ platform continued to grow, reaching more than 180 million hectares of subscribed space worldwide.

“To earn our farmers ‘and customers’ business every season, they need to bring innovative products and additional tools to their toolbox,” said Jackie Applegate, President, North America Crop Science, Bayer. “Challenges like evolving pests and a changing climate, farmers need constant innovation, and Bayer is focused on delivering.”

Bayer’s plans for further innovation focus on risk reduction strategies for farmers. Smaller corn, 4 slated for the early to mid-decade in the US, will provide farmers with a way to counter adverse weather conditions while achieving a level of precision that will help more accurately distribute nutrients in the middle of the season. In addition, the Bayer soybean portfolio plans to add the industry’s first 5- and 6-herbicide-tolerant stacks later this decade, while expanding built-in weed control options. Advancing Phase 3 of Bayer’s crop protection pipeline this year is a product that would be the industry’s first new post-emergence weed control option in 30 years.

“Now is a good time to help shape the future of agriculture,” said Applegate. “Our challenges as a planet are clearly diverse. But the good news is that Bayer is excellently positioned to meet these dynamic needs today and tomorrow and to build a future of health for everyone and hunger for no one. “


SmartStax® PRO corn products will be available in stores for the 2022 growing season.


ThryvOn ™ technology has received full planting approval in the United States, but at the time of this material’s release, certain export markets are still pending approval. Specific plans for commercialization will depend on regulatory approvals and other factors.


ThryvOn ™ technology can help reduce the use of insecticides on tarnished plant bugs and thrips (tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca); western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), tarnished plant bugs (Lygus lineolaris) and western tarnished plant bugs (Lygus Hesperus)). . Scouting is critical to determining which and how many insecticide applications are recommended in order to avoid economic losses that exceed the cost of pest control (i.e. when economic thresholds are reached).


This product is not currently available for commercial sale or commercial planting. Commercialization will depend on several factors including successful completion of the regulatory process. The information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not and should not be construed as an offer to sell.

Bayer is a global company with core competencies in the life science sectors of health and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and the planet flourish by supporting efforts to meet the great challenges of a growing and aging world population. Bayer strives to promote sustainable development and to have a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the group wants to increase its profitability and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality around the world. In the 2020 financial year, the group employed around 100,000 people and achieved sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. Further information is available at

CONTACT: Bayer – Kyel Richard, 573-356-0241



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