Halo was proud to host Bayer Crop Science’s third year of Grants4Ag. Grants4Ag is Bayer’s annual initiative providing funding and expertise to researchers developing novel solutions in agriculture.
As part of Bayer’s CropKey approach to crop protection innovation, this year’s awards focused on transformative R&D and breakthrough technologies for next-gen crop protection solutions. Through this program, Bayer offered unrestricted funding and focused guidance toward designing new molecular targets for fungicide, pesticide, or herbicide research, as well as delivery mechanisms or formulations for novel active ingredients.
The Bayer Crop Science team received over 94 proposals and funded 18 researchers from various countries around the world, including Switzerland, New Zealand, and China. The awardees come from diverse disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, and are leveraging their expertise to develop innovative approaches that have significantly advanced crop protection.
I’m excited to welcome this latest class of awardees into the Grants4Ag program, especially as we focused this year’s program on the discovery and development of the next generation of sustainable crop protection solutions, which are critical tools for farmers around the world.Phil Taylor, Director of Open Innovation & Outreach for Crop Science R&D at Bayer
On behalf of the Halo team, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the scientists! Their dedication to research has paved the way for incredible advances and developments in the field of agriculture.