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New Research Looks to Improve Crop Yields

Bayer CropScience and Elemental Enzymes Ag & Turf announce a research initiative focused on improving crop productivity. Working together and building on their respective innovation expertise, the two companies look to create breakthrough technologies that will enhance agricultural sustainability and help meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population.
The research is part of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies involving the use of soil microbes to help improve plant health and improve crop productivity.  “Bayer CropScience is a world-class partner to help introduce our proprietary platform to farmers globally,” says Jim Zimmer, global commercialization lead for Elemental Enzymes.
Bayer CropScience believes that research in this technology will help broaden the scope of its offerings as a means of addressing agriculture’s long-term goal of helping to feed a world population that will exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
“We believe this research will advance the use of soil microbes as a key component of modern agricultural practices in the future,” says Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “This technology provides a unique opportunity to build on Bayer’s industry-leading solutions by developing new products that offer growers a means of increasing yields on their existing acreage.”