A collaborative series on innovations in agriculture from Bayer. 

The Intersect

The Intersect brings together industry experts and farmers to talk about technology, exchange ideas and show how products, people and the research and development pipeline are all connected.

Combating Corn Rootworm with Innovation

Often dubbed “the billion dollar bug,” corn rootworm is a notorious pest on farms across the country. Hear from industry experts about how the latest technologies — including SmartStax® PRO with RNAi Technology and VT4PRO™ with RNAi Technology — are helping farmers fight back and defend valuable cropland from corn rootworm.

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Expert Participants

Ryan Tichich

Ryan Tichich is the Corn Agronomic Systems Lead within Market Development at Bayer Crop Science. In his role he and his team focus on how to bring solutions to key challenges facing corn growers in North America. This is approached by characterizing how germplasm, traits, crop protection and digital modeling work together to get the best outcome for our customers. Ryan started his career at Bayer (via Monsanto) in 2006. Prior to joining Market Development in 2019, he held several roles in Breeding and Biotech, including trait assessment, trait Integration, field testing and pipeline management. Ryan and his family live in O’Fallon, MO and are busy with activities, sports and academic endeavors of the family. In his free time, Ryan enjoys running, playing ice hockey, and getting into the backcountry.

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