Giant Views Archive 2008 Lamar Buckelew

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Giant Views of the Industry

Bayer CropScience

Lamar Buckelew, Global Stewardship Manager for Bayer CropScience

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ASTA and BIO

“What we’re trying to do is accomplish the same goal and that is to establish best management practices for the industry.”

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ASTA’s Stewardship Initiative

“This guide is intended to help smaller companies … set up their own best practices.”

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Defining Stewardship

“Stewardship has been practiced since the beginning of the seed industry…”

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Using the Guide

“…Give them a framework or structure upon which they can build.”

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Voluntary Participation

“Neither of these guides that are being produced are meant to be prescriptive…”

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Why Stewardship?

“Everyone does not have a stewardship program – it might not be as defined and structured as what we’re outlining in these guides but everyone wants to produce a quality product.”

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