Bayer CropScience packing GIE+EXPO with experts

Bayer Logo copyThe Environmental Science division of Bayer CropScience will have plenty of experts on hand during GIE+EXPO, whether you’re interested in turf, plants or even the bees that help plants thrive.

The annual tradeshow begins with “Dealer Day” on Wednesday, then opens to all on Thursday and Friday. It will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

“Lawn and landscape professionals are under tremendous pressure each year to adapt alongside changing customers, emerging technologies and growing environmental challenges,” said Peter Farno, lawn and landscape business manager for the Bayer turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. “Bayer has a rich history of developing technologies and chemistries to help industry professionals face those concerns. We are thrilled to take part in GIE each year and look forward to a fantastic event.”

The Bayer Turf Solutions Guide, which provides information on the identification, biology and key cultural and chemical controls for the most common diseases, weeds and insects affecting turfgrass, will be available. Visitors to the Bayer booth, No. 6024, can order printed copies of the guide specifically tailored to their region.

Also on hand at the booth this year will be Jim Dempster, manager of the Bayer CropScience Research Apiary – also known as Beesboro – and a research apiarist at the Bayer Eastern Bee Care Technology Station, both located in Clayton, North Carolina.

An expert beekeeper, Dempster will be facilitating ongoing bee demonstrations with live bees during the event and discussing “Smart Hives,” a bee health initiative by Bayer that monitors seven beehives located throughout the United States for changes in humidity, temperature, noise and rainfall.

Booth attendees will also have opportunities for one-on-one conversations with Bayer turfgrass specialists and access to turf management materials outlining Bayer herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

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