Washington State University and Bayer CropScience Highlight Product Research at Qualls Agricultural Labs
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Bayer CropScience collaborated with Washington State University (WSU) to host a field tour to provide up-to-date research on insects and diseases pertinent to the Columbia Basin region. About 75 field consultants participated in laboratory and field demonstrations at Qualls Agricultural Labs in Ephrata, Wash., to learn about new research and crop solutions from Bayer.
Technicians from the WSU Tree Fruit Research Center, along with Bayer representatives, facilitated mini workshops to educate attendees on product efficacy. In addition to the laboratory demonstrations, attendees hopped on trailers to visit dry bean, onion and potato research plots. Attendees learned about studies conducted with Bayer products related to prevalent diseases in the Columbia Basin, such as Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and Pythium, and observed positive differences in vigor and size of crops treated with Bayer’s portfolio solutions.
“The laboratory and field tour demonstrations provided growers with a dynamic illustration of current research and results,” said Chuck Cary, Bayer CropScience Pacific Northwest sales representative. “Our goal was to ensure that we presented information to the growers on the efficacy of Bayer portfolio solutions.”
Bayer continues to partner with researchers and growers to understand industry needs, provide integrated solutions and emphasize the importance of product stewardship.
For more information about Bayer’s horticulture product portfolio visit http://www.bayercropscience.us.