Bayer CropScience Announces Additions to Vegetation Management Stewardship Team

August 3, 2015

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced Case Medlin, Ph.D., and Harry Quicke, Ph.D., as the newest additions to the Bayer Stewardship Team: a dedicated group that provides vegetation management professionals and end-use customers with the technical support they need to be good stewards of the land and to navigate an increasingly complex business and regulatory environment.

"As we continue to grow our vegetation management portfolio at Bayer and strengthen our commitment to industry-leading stewardship, it is a privilege to have professionals such as Case and Harry join our team," said Matt Nespeca, head of commercial operations for the Bayer Vegetation Management business. "We anticipate they will have immediate impact in partnering with our customers to realize how Bayer products provide best-in-class solutions across the IVM, forestry, and range and pasture markets."

Case Medlin, Ph.D., brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the Bayer Stewardship Team. Most recently, he served as a field development representative within DuPont's Crop Protection division, managing all labeled products and experimental compounds in pasture and rangeland, non-cropland/vegetation management zones and row crop production systems. In addition to his years of field experience, Medlin has served in an academic capacity as a professor at Purdue University and Oklahoma State University. Medlin holds a doctorate of Philosophy in Weed Science with a minor in Soil Science from Mississippi State University, and a Bachelor and Master of Science in Agronomy from Oklahoma State University. Medlin will be the Great Plains Stewardship Manager.

Harry Quicke, Ph.D., joins the Bayer Stewardship Team from BASF, where he was a technical specialist in agriculture business. In that role, Quicke was responsible for a portfolio of more than 35 products including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, nitrogen stabilizers and biologicals. He previously served as Market Development Specialist in Forestry and IVM for BASF, where he oversaw a nationwide research program and patented new herbicide formulations. His work has been published in multiple scientific journals. Quicke studied Forest Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and earned his master's and doctorate degrees in Economics and Forest Science from Auburn University. Quicke will serve as Western Stewardship Manager.

Medlin and Quicke round out the Bayer Stewardship Team anchored by David Spak, VM Stewardship and Development Manager, and Jason Belcher, Eastern Regional Stewardship Manager. The team exists to translate company, market and university research into real-world solutions for controlling unwanted, invasive, or noxious weeds, resulting in enhanced safety, productivity, appearance and value of our land, forests and infrastructure.

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