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The Bayer scholarship is designed for students enrolled in an agriculture bachelor’s degree program at one of six universities.

Bayer scholarships now accepting applications

Application deadlines are April 30 and June 10

Applications for Bayer scholarships are now being accepted. There are two programs, and more than $125,000 in scholarships available to Canadian students. The Bayer Crop Science Scholarship for Future Leaders is designed for students enrolled in an agriculture bachelor’s degree program at one of six eligible Canadian agriculture universities (including the universities of Alberta, Lethbridge […] Read more



BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer

Frankfurt | Reuters — BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros (C$8.7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto. BASF, the world’s third-largest maker of crop chemicals, has so far avoided seed assets and instead pursued research […] Read more



DUC’s Janine Paly, Lakeland instructor Peter Walsh, student Jenna Sahulka, DUC’s Bryon Wolters, and students Nathan Glassford and Kris Cavulchik.

Initiative aims to showcase the benefits of growing winter wheat

Ducks Unlimited Canada teams up with Lakeland ag students to explore winter wheat’s potential

To many agricultural producers, winter wheat is an unknown and untried commodity. But a new project by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is intended to show winter wheat can add to a producer’s pocketbook, the land’s productivity, and nature’s ecological balance. This fall, DUC conservation specialist Bryon Wolters invited Lakeland’s crop technology students to take part in […] Read more

Alliance offers support for winter wheat growers

Bayer and JRI team up with Ducks Unlimited to promote 
agronomic and environmental advances

A new group aims to offer information and support to winter wheat growers. Bayer Crop Science, Richardson International, and Ducks Unlimited are collaborating on the Western Winter Wheat Initiative. “The purpose of this initiative is to build awareness and credibility of winter wheat as a highly productive crop option for western Canadian farmers,” says Janine […] Read more