Job opening: Field Development Scientist II- Turf, Ornamental and Pest Control

The Field Development Scientist role supporting Pest Control, Vector, Turf, and Ornamental field-based in Texas is posted.  Please review and share with professionals who may be interested.  The link to the job is:  https://career.bayer.us/job/Field-Development-Scientist-II-Turf-Ornamental-and-Pest-Control–SF5252.html

In addition, Bayer offers a referral bonus if your referral is hired.  Referral must be submitted through talent finder in the Bayer intranet.  Please visit http://talentfinder.intranet.cnb/en/about-talentfinder/ to learn more.

Graduate Scholar Insect Biology, Bayer

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, (Graduate Scholar), are to:

Alternatives for the control of white grubs in lawns and turf grass areas are needed to replace current synthetic insecticides Bayer wishes to meet the desire for increasingly environmentally-friendly / biologically based solutions and continue to provide a solution in these markets. The grad scholar scientist will be a highly motivated, self-starter with knowledge in entomology and the turf grass ecosystem. The successful candidate will be charged with the objective of developing novel grub control solutions and delivering effective control of grubs in turf which meet the regulatory standards for non-chemical products. Specifically, the candidate will identify within Bayer Biologics novel and differentiated target sites and solutions for pest control. Support and increase Bayer Biologics understanding of insect physiology/pathology with an emphasis on coleoptera. Disruption of insect gut function is a promising target for chewing insects that are indirect pests of crop plants.

Additionally, the candidate should complement and synergize the new-target discovery activities of Biologics. Continue reading

Program educates youth on the importance of pollinators to agriculture, daily life

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

St. John Berchmans Catholic School students in San Antonio learned about the importance of pollinators at the Feed a Bee Planting Event presented Feb. 27 by Bayer in collaboration with National 4-H and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County.

The event kicked off Bayer’s 12th annual AgVocacy Forum, which this year takes place from Feb. 28 through March 1 in San Antonio. Continue reading

Career Opportunities: Scientist II, Bayer

Supporting the Professional Pest Management & Vector Control businesses in North America, the primary responsibilities of this role, Scientist ll, are to:

  • Provide technical leadership in developing new products and label expansions, new formulations and alternative control methods. Participate in project teams, utilizing process optimization, project management and technology tools to ensure strategies are technically sound;
  • Develop research programs, write trial protocols, and administer grant-in-aid funding, so as to quickly identify the value of innovative concepts, and efficiently advance new ideas through development process. Prepare summaries for each trial season, and prepare bioefficacy dossiers for regulatory submissions;
  • Work independently to analyze and interpret trial data from all sources, provide technical summaries to enhance sales effectiveness and make biological recommendations serving as a basis for investment decisions in new development opportunities;
  • Identify and reduce to practice innovative concepts, through interaction with field development, technical directors, university researchers, etc;
  • Preparation of trial programs &/or project workloads for up to 10 FTEs in field development, development station biologists, and in formulation development.

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Bee Health & Stewardship webinar February 16

Pollinators such as the honey bee play an important role in feeding our growing planet by helping to produce the majority of fruits, nuts and vegetables that we eat every day. Take an in depth look at the current status of honey bee health and the steps we can all take to protect the hardest working insects in agriculture. Webinar is held by the American Society of Agronomy. See their website for more information. Continue reading

250,000 people planted 65 million wildflowers to “Feed a Bee”

In Southeast Farm Press

More than 250,000 consumers joined Bayer’s Feed a Bee initiative last year to plant more than 65 million flowers to feed pollinators across the United States.

By the end of the year, more than 70 organizations joined the effort to pledge thousands of acres “to the pollinator potluck dinner,” according to Becky Langer, manager of the North American Bee Care Program. Continue reading