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Breakthrough Innovation Happens at the Intersection of Scientific Disciplines

by Bob Reiter, Head of Research & Development at Bayer, Crop Science Division
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Farmers have one of the most rewarding, yet most challenging jobs: feeding the world’s growing population efficiently and sustainably.

To do that, they need to make 40 or more key decisions every growing season. If they make one wrong choice at any point, there are no do-overs. Their livelihood for the entire year could be impacted.

The Evolution of Automation on the Farm

How will agriculture keep feeding the world's growing population? The technology keeping farms productive now is the same technology that has the power to make agriculture more sustainable for decades to come.
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In addition to the unfolding impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing pressures due to climate change, labor shortages, socio-political instability, and other market disruptions are threatening our food system. To overcome these challenges, farmers are relying on one of agriculture’s most trusted resources—human ingenuity.

From planting to harvest, farmers are further adopting tools like automation, digital platforms and other precision agriculture methods to keep food production moving in a sustainable fashion.

Bayer: Connected Technology Helps Farmers Care for the Land and Protect the Environment.

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Farmers are in constant pursuit of data

From every planted seed, application of fertilizer, or change in weather, information is gathered. This includes satellites building forecasts, advanced sensors monitoring crops, and systems measuring water sprayed through a nozzle. Agricultural innovation is connected to the earth, building knowledge to support informed and thoughtful judgments. 

Bayer: Drones Revolutionize Farmer's Lives

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Can you imagine spending eight hours a day navigating muddy paddy fields in hot and humid environments, carrying heavy solution in a backpack sprayer to protect one hectare of rice? This is the hard reality of the average rice farmer in Asia.

Bayer to Create Ag Biologicals Powerhouse Partnership With Ginkgo Bioworks, Advancing Joyn Bio Technology Platforms

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Projected transaction supports efforts to accelerate expansion of a diversified portfolio of high-quality microbial-based solutions for growers around the world by further enhancing Bayer’s biologics strategy of tapping into the open innovation ecosystem / Biologics segment expected to continue rapid growth for the next decade with potential to develop transformative solutions addressing the challenges of climate change, complementary to traditional chemistries / Follow-on multi-year strategic collaboration with Ginkgo will focus acquired Joyn and Bayer technologies and expertise in nitrogen optimization, carbon sequestration and next generation crop protection; capitalize on success of Joyn Bio joint venture

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Projected transaction supports efforts to accelerate expansion of a diversified portfolio of high-quality microbial-based solutions for growers around the world by further enhancing Bayer’s biologics strategy of tapping into the open innovation ecosystem / Biologics segment expected to continue rapid growth for the next decade with potential to develop transformative solutions addressing the challenges of climate change, complementary to traditional chemistries / Follow-on multi-year strategic collaboration with Ginkgo will focus acquired Joyn and Bayer technologies and expertise in nitrogen optimization, carbon sequestration and next generation crop protection; capitalize on success of Joyn Bio joint venture

Bayer Honors Three Young Agricultural Leaders With an Award Supporting the Projects They Designed to Help Feed the World

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Thrive for Change winning projects include work to eliminate food waste in Bolivia, put vegetable production tools into the hands of African farmers and use microalgae to eliminate nutrient pollution in the world’s water / Winners are delegates from Bayer’s Youth Ag Summit and YAS University / Awardees will receive a €5,000 bursary to execute their impact projects ein Stipendium in Höhe von 5.000 Euro für die Durchführung ihrer Projekte

GeoPotato: How Data Gives Bangladesh's Potato Farmers a New Tool in the Fight Against Late Blight

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Powered by satellite data and powerful analysis models, GeoPotato is designed to enable preventive spraying, easier crop protection decisions, and improved farmer income

GeoPotato, a geodata-driven early warning system for late blight in potatoes, has entered a full commercial roll-out in Bangladesh, and could reach as many as 1 million smallholder farmers in the coming years.

Bayer: Looking Below Ground Level With Root2Success: Managing Root Health in Horticulture Crops in a Sustainable Manner

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Agricultural productivity is enormously complex. The success of each crop grown on a field depends on countless variables, including climatic factors, nutrient and water availability, pest and disease populations, crop protection inputs, on-farm practices, and more. Since we cannot see what happens below ground, an additional obstacle for growers is that they have no opportunity to inspect the quality of the plant’s root system during the growing season.

How Biologicals Add a New Dimension to Integrated Crop Management

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The future of agriculture is about striking a delicate balance. A balance between finding ways to grow enough and decreasing its footprint. A balance between short-term and long-term: meeting everyone’s nutrition needs, while leaving our ecosystems in good health for tomorrow.

Pioneering New Solutions for Sustainable Horticulture

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Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Our R&D teams work around the clock—and globe—to enhance productivity on the farm and dive logistical solutions throughout the entire supply chain. If we're doing it right, more people everywhere will have access to the taste, benefits and appeal of fresh produce for a tasty and nutrient rich diet.

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