Bayer Environmental Science, a Business Unit of Bayer Crop Science, has announced a robust lineup of activities at the 2019 Golf Industry Show Feb. 3-8, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Bayer booth #3736 will showcase a host of activities, including panel discussions with industry leaders, engaging educational opportunities and chances to win free innovations from the best-in-class Bayer portfolio.
“Each year, the Golf Industry Show heralds in new opportunities to grow the game of golf and unlock the potential of turfgrass across the country,” said Mike Hirvela, customer marketing, Bayer Golf & Sports Turf Segment. “This year, we’re particularly grateful to be hosting a selection of dialogues on the future of golf and revealing new research on the short- and long-term benefits of stress-mitigating turf solutions.”
Bayer’s GIS offerings include:
--Bayer will reveal the latest research on the benefits of the Stressgard portfolio products in two engaging ways: a live panel discussion with superintendents as well as an interactive poster session at Bayer booth #3736 to allow for continued dialogue and more in-depth technical discussions.
--Now a trusted feature at the Golf Industry Show, the Bayer Living Turf Display offers booth visitors a unique opportunity to experience innovation in action. Featuring Exteris Stressgard and Signature XTRA Stressgard as well as other Stressgard fungicides, the Bayer Living Turf Display gives superintendents an up-close look at the extraordinary results occurring above and below the soil’s surface.
--Every qualified booth visitor will receive a key to try their luck at unlocking a box with premier solutions from the Bayer fungicide portfolio. Winners who successfully unlock the box can then choose between Signature XTRA Stressgard, Interface Stressgard or Exteris Stressgard fungicides. Please see the official rules for additional details.
--Once again, Bayer has doubled its commitment to the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program in partnership with the GCSAA and the Environmental Institute for Golf. Through the program, Bayer will sponsor 10 all-expense-paid trips to GIS with a focus on providing opportunities for superintendents from diverse backgrounds and geographies – including those affected by recent hurricanes.
--The Bayer Superintendent Grant Program will include a selection of individuals from hurricane-stricken territories, many of whom will serve as panelists. In a live discussion, superintendents will discuss the challenges they faced in the eye of the storm as well as the key strategies they have identified to ensure a restorative and successful 2019 season.
--Bayer is assembling an inspiring group of golf industry leaders – including recent graduates of Green Start Academy – for an engaging discussion on building a broader pool of talent and diversity of thought, bringing new perspectives and innovations to golf course management.
“The Bayer experience at GIS 2019 is designed to create an extraordinary experience for all involved,” Hirvela said. “Through engaging discussions, new research and live demonstrations, our hope is that each superintendent can take away a new perspective, strategic approach or opportunity to experience Stressgard innovations firsthand.”