From Seed to Harvest: Bayer Cereal Solutions

January 5, 2023

wheat field
From seed to harvest, Bayer offers innovative solutions for a successful wheat crop.

A successful harvest is a season-long process. And using the right products along the way can help you maximize yields. To help you make the most of the growing season, Bayer® offers a broad portfolio of innovative cereals solutions from planting to harvest.


A successful growing season starts with high-quality, certified seed. Choosing certified seed ensures nearly every seed put in the ground is viable and the seed-lot is weed-free. Careful seed selection will also help you target your seeding rate.

With exceptional germplasm and breeding innovation, the Westbred® seed portfolio includes proven, region-specific varieties that are locally tested to deliver excellent yield potential.

To determine which variety is best for your operation, it is important to do your research, talk with your local Bayer Cereal Expert and work with your local seed supplier.

Early-Season Pest Management

To maximize potential of the seed, you should also select a seed treatment to provide protection from early-season seed and soil-borne diseases and insects. Seed treatments can also increase germination rates, vigor and root development of plants.

For broad-spectrum protection from insects and disease, choose a seed treatment such as Raxil® Pro Shield, With less early season stress, Raxil PRO Shield enables your plant to focus energy on increased growth and seed production, resulting in better root establishment, improved vigor and increased yield. Trials in 2016 showed seeds treated with Raxil PRO Shield reported an average yield increase of 1.5 bu./A vs. untreated seeds.

Integrated Weed Management

Your wheat crop competes with a variety of weed species for valuable resources, such as nutrients, sunlight and water, translating to yield loss. It is best you incorporate an herbicide into your plans this year, but which Huskie® product is best for your weed spectrum?

With three advanced solutions, the Huskie Family of Herbicides puts powerful weed control at your spray tips. The portfolio offers strong grass and broadleaf control, multiple MOAs, and a great tank mix profile. Manage resistance and achieve higher productivity with herbicides tailored to your crops’ needs.

Integrated Disease Management

When it comes to managing leaf and head diseases, fungicides are an important tool to rely on for protecting yields and grain quality. A fungicide application at Feekes 10.5.1 (early flowering) can help manage scab, which in turn helps reduce vomitoxin (DON) levels in grain. Spraying a fungicide also helps with kernel development, resulting in better test weight and better plant health.

With proven performance, Prosaro® PRO fungicide provides broad spectrum control of scab and other head and leaf diseases. Prosaro® PRO pairs powerful preventive and curative disease control with long residual activity for consistent performance across a variety of growing conditions. Prosaro® PRO builds on the trusted and proven performance of Prosaro® fungicide for improved disease control and increased yield potential.

With innovative solutions from planting to harvest, Bayer offers a full spectrum of solutions to help you make the most out of the growing season.

To learn more about the Bayer cereals portfolio, contact your local Bayer Cereals Expert or click the link to take you back to the Cereal Experts Homepage.


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