Bayer CropScience reps discuss global food safety measures

Bayer experts Boris Coto Calvo, Rodrigo Olivares and Rodolfo Ceciliano Solis (left to right) check banana plants at the "Estatión Agroexperimental Centroamerica" in Costa Rica.
Bayer CropScience spoke about the importance of biological crop protection for the security of the global food supply at the annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting in Basel, Switzerland, which took place this week with representatives from hundreds of companies and worldwide organizations.

“We must work together closely to enable the millions of farmers around the world to increase food production using innovative biological plant protection products to meet the growing needs of our hungry planet,” Ashish Malik, head of Global Marketing Biologicals at Bayer CropScience, said. “Bayer is committed to building partnerships with academia, governments, the private sector and civil society that will enable farmers to have better access to inputs like biologicals, knowledge and technologies.”

The Biological Insecticides division of Bayer CropScience introduced Requiem, which Bayer hopes will improve the field of biological insecticides, especially in the area of sucking pests in fruits and vegetables.

“It is effective against sucking pests, especially thrips, whiteflies and mites, leading to better-quality produces and higher marketability,” Global Product Management Director Gilles Chevallier said. 

Bayer CropScience also has reliable nematode control products with their BioAct and Velum Prime product lines. The biological fungicide Serenade improves plant health and root structure even when there is no fungi disease present.

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