Integrated Solutions to Enhance Food Security
Another key to enhancing food security is increased global wheat production, noted David Hollinrake, vice president of Agricultural Commercial Operations Marketing.
“Wheat is the world’s most widely grown crop, comprising 25 percent of the world’s cereal crops, but wheat productivity is increasing at less than one percent a year while demand is growing at twice that rate,” Hollinrake said. “Bayer wants to become the provider of choice to wheat growers by offering superior solutions from seed to shelf, including seeds, traits and crop protection products and services.”
Hollinrake also discussed integrated solutions in North American SeedGrowth, which encompasses service, technology, equipment and applications. The On Demand system, for example, is the first and only fully automated, enclosed treatment system developed to make treating seeds easier, more accurate and more efficient.
“The On Demand system allows commercial downstream treatment of soybean and other seeds, and allows growers to move quickly from treating seeds to planting,” Hollinrake said.
To support solutions like On Demand, Bayer recently opened 10 SeedGrowth centers around the globe to address the unique challenges growers experience related to their crops in their part of the world such as weather, soil conditions and pests.
“Now growers from Brazil, France, Illinois and other parts of North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific have access to the same seed-treatment expertise through these cen
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