There is no lack of big news coming out of Bayer’s R&D department with all the buzz about launches coming in both their seed and herbicide portfolio. Here’s the rundown:
Digits: 30 years. Bayer’s new herbicide (not expected until 2030) will have the first new mode of action commercialized in nearly 30 years.
More digits: 6 to 8 feet. The height of Bayer’s Short Stature Corn will have better standability and maximize fertility and crop input products compared to normal hybrid heights of 9 to 11 feet.
Soundbite: “To give you some context, there’s more interest [among farmers] in Short Stature Corn right now than there ever has been for any biotechnology trait that we ever introduced into the market,” noted Bob Reiter, Head of R&D for Bayer.
The More You Know: Learn more about these two launches and other news on Bayer’s precision breeding efforts, corn rootworm traits, and carbon offerings.