Resources for Understanding and Choosing Traits

March 29, 2024

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Choosing the right trait for your fields can be challenging. Whether you have questions about what insects are coming your way or which trait can protect your yields, there’s a resource that can help.

1. Bayer Representatives

Our team of experts can provide local insights as well as deep knowledge of our traits and recommendations for which ones can help you achieve better results.

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They can also provide:

  • Information on what insect protection you may need based on predictive modeling
  • Insect pressure inspection and diagnosis
  • Access to the Bayer network for anything they can’t answer

2. Corn Trait Comparison Tool

This online tool provides a side-by-side comparison of our corn trait offerings, including which insects they control, herbicide tolerance and more.

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3. Bayer Corn Traits Website

3. Bayer Corn Traits Website

This page offers detailed information for each trait. You can explore at your own pace and dig as deep as you want.

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4. Agronomy Articles

Browse our collection of expert articles or search by crop or topic to quickly find the information you need.

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5. Five-Minute Corn Trait Quiz

Enter a few details about your fields to determine which Bayer trait is the best fit for your needs and conditions.

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“It's our obligation to do as much education as possible, and we educate our own salespeople. We educate our own distribution points, whether that be a seed pro or a retailer.”

Craig Schaal, Bayer regional agronomy lead, central Plains (Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, parts of Texas and Wyoming)

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“Farmers deserve choices in traits. At Bayer, we believe that we need to provide options that fit on all farmers’ fields with protection at all different levels. As seed professionals, we're absolutely committed to providing expert advice on what traits fit best on farmers’ fields.”

Kristin Schiff, Bayer technical agronomist, Western Nebraska and Northern Colorado

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We welcome your questions. Contact us directly at any time.

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