Bayer CropScience to Launch Plant Research Program

Published in the June 2013 Issue Published online: Jun 02, 2013

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, will launch Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow, a multifaceted program aimed at advancing plant health research and education for superintendents to help ensure the health of their courses–and the industry–for the future.

The program will include in-person training for selected superintendent applicants, as well as plant health-focused demonstration courses, webinars and scholarships.

To fund the program, Bayer will invest a percentage of sales of its StressGard Formulation Technology product sales each year for three years, which is expected to generate a minimum of $100,000 per year for the Environmental Institute for Golf.

The initiative will create the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow Plant Health Academy, which will consist of a two-part immersive plant health curriculum that will involve classroom training at GCSAA in Lawrence, Kan., and in-thefield training at the Bayer Training and Development Center in Clayton, N.C. A select number of superintendents — 12 annually — will be invited to participate in the academy, with all expenses covered by the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow program. Superintendents who are interested to learn more can sign up to receive updates about Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow at