Bayer Group has opened a greenhouse facility in the United States
The German Bayer Group will open a new greenhouse complex in Marana (Arizona, USA), intended for breeding new varieties of corn. The site features 2.8 hectares, the total investment into the project is about $ 100 million.
“With our new Marana greenhouses, Bayer is reimagining the way plant breeding is done and setting the standard for environmental sustainability,” said Bob Reiter, Head of Research and Development for Crop Science at Bayer. “Meeting the unique challenges that farmers face requires different ways of thinking and working, and this new innovative facility is one of the many ways Bayer will deliver on its commitments to farmers.”
The water used in the greenhouse facility will be recycled. The cultivated corn, in addition to scientific research, will be used for compost, and beneficial insects will be used to reduce pesticide applications. At the same time, three to four corn crop cycles annually can be ensured there.