Quality is a customer expectation and a Bayer promise. That’s why we developed SHIELD—a comprehensive approach to deliver healthy seeds season after season. For over 10 years, SHIELD has focused on the prevention, detection and elimination of pathogens at Bayer production and processing sites, as well as third party production and processing sites for Seminis and De Ruiter. Microorganisms can cause plant disease or illness, and when introduced to a plant population under the right environmental conditions, disease leads to plant stunting, wilting, fruit deformation, yield loss or even plant death. SHIELD is Bayer’s promise to take a proactive approach to supplying clean seeds so your confidence can flourish.