With growing industry pressure to feed an ever-increasing population from less land and fewer crop protection products, the task for Plant Breeders is to develop new varieties that provide the best genetic solution to the challenges faced by growers. On 29th and 30th November, Bayer will be sponsoring the CropTec plant breeding seminar, where farmers and agronomists from around the country will come together to discuss the latest developments in order to help tackle these challenges.

Bayer launched its seeds business in the UK in 2013, with the aim of providing strong autumn and spring vigour with improved disease resistance without compromising on yield, and next year will see two new varieties emerge from what has since been a continuous process of innovation and advancement.

The first of these varieties, InVigor 1010 (InV1010), is already registered in France and Belgium, and brings strong Phoma and light leaf spot resistance, combined with good lodging resistance (8).

InVigor 1035 (InV1035), meanwhile, has one of the best disease resistance packages available, with very high LLS (7) and Phoma resistance (8) as well as excellent lodging and stem stiffness scores. It also rates highly when it comes to agronomic merit, and possesses outstanding autumn vigour.

Sarah Middleton, Bayer’s Seeds Product Manager, commented:

“Since we launched the seed business in the UK, each year has brought at least one new addition to our InVigor hybrid OSR portfolio, and next year will be no different. We have global expertise in this area, with breeding and research centres across the world, and we’re committed to developing improved varieties that meet the needs of UK growers.”

CropTec 2016

Join Bayer on stand 110 at this year’s event, they are also proud sponsors of our Crop breeding seminar session and a new feature for 2016 – Black-grass hub.

We also have over 140 exhibitors at the event displaying the latest science and technology across the trade stands, while CropTec’s well established seminars and hubs will feature the latest thinking on a range of key arable topics delivered by leading specialists.

The event is free to attend for those visitors that pre-book their tickets. ALL visitors will be charged £15 on the day.