Breeding for better wheat varieties: Bayer scientist Dr. Hans Günter Welz uses an infrared camera and thermometer to assess spike temperatures at the European Wheat Breeding Center in Gatersleben, Germany.
Helping farmers around the globe with knowledge, experience and high-value products: Bayer employee Bui Van Kip (right) and rice farmer Phan Minh Phat check paddy on a field in Tan Tru District, Vietnam.
Working together for sustainable agriculture with partners along the value chain: At the Grupo Calinda plantation in Costa Rica, Bayer Food Chain Manager Rigoberto Estrada Brenes and plantation managers Ivan Sánchez Araya and Viviana Matarrita Ledezma (from left) examine freshly harvested bananas.
Driving innovation: The Höfchen site in Germany is part of Bayer CropScience’s international network of field trial stations, aimed at developing and testing innovative crop protection solutions for diverse climate and soil conditions
Bayer CropScience operates two Bee Care Centers dedicated to pollinator health. The center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, hosts a full laboratory and research apiary, as well as honey extraction and workshop spaces. The research focuses on multiple factors affecting bee health, including parasites, predators, diseases, seasonal management and environmental stressors.
As a bee health company with nearly 30 years of experience, Bayer works to combat the Varroa mite – believed by many bee researchers to be the main threat to bee health, due to the viruses and diseases it transmits.
Stefan Dreyer (left) works on Ambrosia Citrus Estate, a citrus farm near the Kruger National Park. He and Riaan Maartens from Bayer CropScience are delighted by the high-quality fruit harvested on the farm.
With a global production of about 650 million tons p.a., wheat is one of the key food crops. Farmer Neels Neethling (left) and his employee Tol Kaptein inspecting the quality of the wheat growing on his 4,500 hectares of land at Malmesbury, South Africa.