Villy Søgaard
University of Southern Denmark

Bayer AG is a global pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and life sciences group. Its structure reflects important synergies based on core competencies within the field of chemistry. A number of research collaborations and joint ventures serve to expand this platform into agricultural biotechnology, which is expected to play a much more important role in the future, complementing rather than simply substituting for agrochemical crop protection.

Key Words: Innovation; pesticides; plant biotechnology; seed dressing.