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HortCast E1

Bayer HortCast Episode 4 is hosted by Craig White - Market Development Agronomist at Bayer Australia

This is a special episode about Bayer Biologics, with Dr Denise Manker from Bayer Biologics headquarters in West Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

In this episode

Denise and Craig discuss Bayer Biologics, how these are made, how to use them effectively in an IPM program and importantly the benefits over other biologics available in the marketplace. Denise explains the advantages of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain QST 713 over other Bacillus spp. as well as formulation advantages which deliver very useful outcomes for fruit and vegetable growers.

Serenade® Prime is a unique, organically certified (ACO and OMRI), product for Australian growers with properties as both a soil ameliorant and biofungicide. When used as a biological fungicide, the biological compounds arrest spore development of disease, and boost plants’ natural defences. As a soil ameliorant, the beneficial bacteria in Serenade Prime boosts root growth and nutrient uptake. www.serenadeprime.com

Serenade Opti is a Group 44 biofungicide that controls or suppresses a range of diseases in crops including grapevines, strawberries, avocados and tropical fruits (excluding bananas), plus tomatoes, capsicums and chillies. It has no withholding period, is soft on most beneficial species and is organically certified (ACO and OMRI), making it a highly versatile option for Australian growers. www.serenadeopti.com.au

Connect with the Bayer Crop Science Team on Twitter:

Bayer Crop Science Australia @Bayer4CropsAU

Craig White (WA) @photobycw

Carmen Brown (QLD) @CarmenBrown_

Nick Matthews (QLD) @njmat2s

Darren Alexander (SA) @darrenbayer2015

Richard Dickmann (National) RBDickmann

Ian McMaster (Vic) @AgMixmaster

Gus MacLennan (NSW) @gusmac05

Matt Willis (WA) @MattWillisAg

Richard Jackmann (QLD/NNSW) @rjjackman1

Tim Murphy (SA) @TimMurp95018877

Users of products must read the label attached to the product before use.

Labels and Safety Data Sheets are available at Bayer Crop Science: www.crop.bayer.com.au

Some products mentioned may still be under development with an application for registration submitted. Such products will not be available for commercial use until APVMA registration approval is granted.

(NOTE: During the recording of this podcast, Bayer staff are adhering to physical distancing, hygiene and other directives and procedures in relation to COVID-19. Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our customers, our employees, business partners and the communities in which we live and work. Bayer representatives are currently limiting their travel as per government and company guidelines. The Bayer Crop Science team are still available and keen to discuss agriculture and food production with you anytime. We will be looking at further ways that Bayer staff can continue to connect with the industry during the coming months.)

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