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Bayer CropScience Bee Care Tour Stops in Iowa
Date:3/28/2013

AMES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to Iowa State University on March 28 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held at the Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa, the event will bring together leading researchers and beekeepers to promote science-based solutions aimed at improving honey bee health. The event will arm growers with top stewardship practices and will host a presentation from a panel of speakers from Iowa State University including Assistant Professor Dr. Amy Toth; Assistant Professor Dr. Matt O’Neal; and Extension Program Specialist Elizabeth Buffington. The panel will be moderated by Dennis Scott, Bayer CropScience SeedGrowth Products principal.

The Tour will bring a specially-wrapped vehicle along with an interactive exhibit to provide stewardship workshops and expert presentations on issues impacting honey bee health to the Iowa community. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to become a champion for bee health, a Bayer initiative encouraging stakeholders to make pollinator health and stewardship a priority when planting.

Specifically the Tour:

  •     Provides information on the vital role honey bees play in sustainable agriculture and our food supply;
  •     Raises awareness of the health challenges currently impacting honey bee populations;
  •     Fosters collaboration among growers, beekeepers and other stakeholders to promote bee health.

The Bee Care Tour is traveling to university agriculture schools and farm communities across Corn Belt states over the next two months. Additional Tour stops have included Commodity Classic in Orlando and The Ohio State University in Wooster. Upcoming stops include the University of Illinois in Urbana, The University of Nebraska in Lincoln and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

The Tour is part of Bayer’s overall Bee Care Program and commitment to honey bee health. The Program, which includes initiatives such as Bayer’s global Bee Care Centers and honey bee research, brings Bayer’s extensive experience and knowledge in honey bee health under one platform. A Bee Care Center is currently under construction at the North American Bayer CropScience Headquarters at Research Triangle Park, N.C. which will aid the advancement of honey bee research by providing a state-of-the-art research and meeting facility. Additionally, the Program includes Bayer’s Bee Ambassador campaign, a field staff training initiative dedicated to cultivating dialogue and awareness around topics related to honey bee management and health.

"Bayer recognizes the important role of bees in our backyards, our communities, our crop fields and our world,” said Robyn Kneen, Bayer CropScience North America Bee Health project manager. “Through the Tour, we hope to help increase the public’s awareness of the critical need for pollinators to help maintain the world’s food supply.”

Bayer is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable agricultural practices, including the protection of beneficial insects such as honey bees. For additional information and background on other sustainability initiatives please visit http://www.bayercropscience.us/our-commitment/bayer-initiatives. You can also follow and share with us on Twitter @BayerBeeCare using #BayerBeeTour, on Facebook at facebook.com/BayerBeeCareCenter and view Bee Care Tour photos on Flickr.

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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life”. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: http://www.press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline: 1-877-879-6162

USA-BCS-2013-0049

Find more information at http://www.bayercropscience.us.

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This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at http://www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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