Research, Plant, Harvest
Point of View
Loreta Matta and Danilo Oliveira (left to right) from Bayer CropScience inspect soybean plants under the Brazilian sun.
Brazil is a country of many challenges. Its different climate zones pose plenty of problems for farmers: while in southern Brazil, plants have to ripen quickly to avoid harvest losses due to frost, very different problems apply in the hot, dry interior of the country, and the tropical regions in the midwest are particularly strongly affected by insect pests and diseases. BayerCropScience researchers are therefore developing new, specially adapted varieties and crop protection agents and thus contributing to the success of champion soybean producer Brazil.
hectares of land in Brazil are covered by soy fields.