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Bayer to Sell Its Environmental Science Professional Business to Cinven for 2.6 Billion U.S. Dollars

Transaction streamlines Crop Science portfolio and ensures greater focus on core agricultural business / Cinven seeks to continue to drive innovation and accelerate growth through significant investment in the acquired business
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LEVERKUSEN, Germany, March 10, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Bayer and Cinven have entered into a definitive agreement regarding the sale of Bayer’s Environmental Science Professional business for a purchase price of 2.6 billion U.S. dollars (2.4 billion euros), Bayer announced on Thursday. “This divestment represents a very attractive purchase price and allows us to focus on our core agricultural business and the successful implementation of our Crop Science Division growth strategy,” said Rodrigo Santos, Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division.

Ripe for Robots

Agriculture must become more efficient: Robots and autonomous supertractors are one important solution.
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Crammed with cameras and sensors, the metal crab slowly works its way through the cornfield. By scanning its environment, the little electronic harvest helper cunningly avoids heaps of earth and plant stems. Sowing, fertilizing, planting, bringing out herbicides or picking fruits: Dozens of these intelligent harvesting machines could be capable of working a complete field independently one day. Only the hushed buzz of their servomotors would reveal their nearly silent work.
 

Bayer Highlights Advancements of Agriculture Industry's Most Prolific R&D Pipeline

Industry-leading investment expected to translate to nearly €30bn peak sales potential
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Industry-leading investment expected to translate to nearly €30bn peak sales potential / Game-changing Short Stature Corn advances, readying for 2023 commercial trials / More than 500 new high-performing seed hybrids and varieties deployed and greater than 300 new registrations refresh crop protection portfolio / Digital transformation well underway as Climate FieldView™ reaches more than 180 million acres; unlocks climate-smart models with expansion of Bayer Carbon Initiative

Weed Management: A Holistic Approach to Unwelcome Plants

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A weed is a plant, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. These plants compete with crops for nutrients, water, and sunlight. When uncontrolled, weeds can take over a field, ruining a farmer’s chances of a productive harvest.

Crop Science: Shorter Corn May Be the Answer

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Shorter corn is less likely to snap in high winds, helping farmers reduce crop loss and make the most of available resources including land, water and energy.

Innovation to Help Farmers Protect Their Harvests

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Weeds, disease, and harmful insects and fungi rob plants of water, sunlight, and nutrients, which can have a devastating impact on food production.

Farmers around the world make multiple decisions each season on how best to protect their crops. Bayer works to support farmers by providing a variety of tools to control weeds, protect harvests and foster biodiversity on their farms.

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The Crop Protection Toolbox: How Farmers Protect Their Crops From Monster Weeds

Whether you have a meticulous front lawn accented with shrubs and flowers — or a backyard garden filled with the promise of delicious tomatoes and peppers — dealing with weeds can feel like an impossible task.
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Whether you have a meticulous front lawn accented with shrubs and flowers — or a backyard garden filled with the promise of delicious tomatoes and peppers — dealing with weeds can feel like an impossible task. These uninvited guests compete with your other plants for light, water, nutrients, and space. They spread rapidly, multiply in large amounts, and can be very hard to eliminate. You can spend an entire evening pulling every weed in sight, only to find an army of replacements the very next day.

Artificial Intelligence | Real Solutions for Plant Breeders

Plant breeding today involves some of the world’s most sophisticated technologies and practices
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"Plant breeding today involves some of the world’s most sophisticated technologies and practices—all with the goal of developing the plants we need to nourish our growing world and preserve natural resources. Among these, novel applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to improve the speed and scale at which we can create the best products to meet growers’ needs."

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Headlines of the Future: The Future of Agriculture and Climate Change

In the third episode Jess and Klaus dive deep into their findings on the real effects on climate change and how it is altering the world we live in.
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All around the world, we see and feel the effects of climate change on our lives. While it impacts everyone, agriculture is one of the sectors that is at the forefront of climate change – contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time coping with growing our food under increasingly challenging conditions. So, how can we address climate change and take action that makes an impact? And what has research in Antarctica to do with it?

Conquering Citrus Greening: Research Collaboration Breeds New Hope

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Citrus greening is a devastating and incurable disease destroying groves of citrus fruits across the globe. And it’s much more than your freshly-squeezed glass of orange juice at risk: without more innovative and affordable solutions to control it, citrus greening could lead to the loss of all fresh citrus within 10 to 15 years.

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