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Executive Bios

James Blome, President & CEO of Bayer CropScience LP

Jim Blome

President & CEO, Bayer CropScience LP
James Blome is the President and CEO for Bayer CropScience LP and the Head of Crop Protection for the North American region. Jim brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in agriculture. Prior to his current position at Bayer CropScience he held executive positions at Valent (Sumitomo Chemical) and Agriliance LLC.
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David Hollinrake, Vice President of Marketing & Portfolio Management of Bayer CropScience

David Hollinrake

Vice President of Marketing & Portfolio Management, ‎Crop Science, a Division of Bayer
Since an increasingly hungry planet will need all available means to create a safe and affordable food supply, David Hollinrake remains passionate about the need to AgVocate on behalf of modern production practices.
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Dr. Adrian Percy, Head of Research & Development for Bayer CropScience

Adrian Percy

Head of Research & Development and Member of the Executive Committee of Crop Science, a Division of Bayer
Dr. Adrian Percy joined the Executive Committee of the division Crop Science on August 1, 2014 as Head of Research & Development. He began his career in 1991 as a toxicologist with Rhone-Poulenc Agrochimie based in France. Since then, he has held numerous positions in the Research and Development departments of the Crop Science division of Bayer and its legacy companies.
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Press Releases

LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes logo

Bayer Real Yield Sweepstakes Impacts the Future of Agriculture

Sustainable weed management and support for the next generation of farmers are priorities for U.S. growers, so those also are the focus of the Real Yield Sweepstakes, sponsored by Bayer. For the second consecutive year, growers can win free seed and herbicide while also raising funds to support their local FFA. To participate, growers simply enter at www.RealYieldSweepstakes.com. Read More >>
Bayer Poncho/VOTiVO logo

Coming Soon: The Next Generation of America’s No. 1 Seed Treatment

Bayer is continuing to invest in the future of agriculture with the development of Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0*, the next generation of Poncho/VOTiVO. The new seed treatment, which Bayer targets to make available for the 2019 planting season, will further enhance yield potential by increasing the availability of nutrients in the soil, while still protecting young corn plants from insects and nematodes. Read More >>
Bayer DiFlexx DUO logo

New, Safened Dicamba Premix Helps Growers Control Weeds in Corn

Corn growers now have access to a new tool to help manage resistant weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail while maximizing their corn yields with DiFlexx® DUO corn herbicide from Bayer. The new herbicide is a unique combination of dicamba and HPPD in a liquid formulation for exceptionally strong and convenient weed control. Approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DiFlexx DUO will be available to corn growers nationwide with the exception of California, Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts. Read More >>
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Maximize Input Value During a Soft Commodity Market

With low corn price expectations for 2017, growers are placing even more importance on the value of inputs as they plan next year’s corn crop. To help provide cost-effective solutions, Bayer announced that growers will see a change in the price of Balance® Flexx herbicide in 2017.
Palmer Amaranth weed in corn field

Save Time. Improve Efficiency. Control Weeds. W.O.W!

Today, U.S. corn growers face an overwhelming decision-making process. Choosing and evaluating seed treatments, equipment updates, marketing plans and crop protection programs is a year-round process. The objective in each case is to remain profitable in a tough market. To make this process easier, Bayer is helping growers Wipe Out Weeds (W.O.W.) confidently. Read More >>


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