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Bayer Season builds foundation for improved cotton profitability

Bayer CropScience offers cotton growers planting and early-season crop solutions through a strong product portfolio and outstanding service. The company has created the Bayer Season to communicate with growers about options for improving cotton profit potential.

“This company has unmatched products, people and innovations to help cotton growers build the best foundation possible for profitable production,” said John Smith, Bayer CropScience director of marketing.

Bayer Season starts with cottonseed selection, Smith said. FiberMax, Stoneville and AFDTM cotton seed varieties offer a full lineup of quality germplasm equipped with the best traits, including LibertyLink, Roundup Ready Flex and Bollgard II.

Growers can protect their cottonseed investment from a host of insect, nematode and disease pests with Temik insecticide/nematicide, Aeris insecticide/nematicide seed treatment and Trilex Advanced Seed- Applied System.

Later in the season, Bayer CropScience has the most diverse product portfolio in the industry, Smith said. “Our portfolio for cotton growers is second to none,” he said. “We have offerings in every major product category, including cottonseed, seed treatments, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators and harvest aids. We also have a robust research pipeline.”

The quality of Bayer CropScience products continues to drive the company forward, Smith added. “Innovation is important to us,” he said. “We are leaders, not followers, in the cotton industry. We accomplish this status by investing millions of dollars each year into research and development to ensure growers have access to better solutions tomorrow than they do today.”

Bayer shows further commitment to the cotton industry through sponsorship of key programs and initiatives, including:

  • Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program, administered by the National Cotton Council.

  • The First 40 Days initiative.

  • Cotton Weed Management Workshop.

  • Cotton Pest Management Workshop.

  • Cotton Foundation's Nematode and Seedling Disease Research and Education Committees.

All of these efforts are coordinated by the dedicated and experienced employees at Bayer, Smith said.

“We have the most experienced sales staff in the industry,” Smith said. “Our development and market support team is first-rate as well. Everyone works together with one goal — to give U.S. cotton growers as many tools as possible to allow them to succeed in an increasingly competitive global market.”

For more information on the Bayer Season and the company's complete cotton portfolio, contact your local Bayer CropScience representative or visit

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