Bayer CropScience will open a bigger and better seed growth center at the end of January, according to company officials at the American Seed Trade Association CSS 2014 and Seed Expo last week.
“It’s going to have a state-of-the-art training center, a demonstration center, and a research center,” said Brad May, lead key account manager for seed growth and seeds.
May says the new center will actually manufacture for the international market. “Our international business is growing faster than the U.S. right now,” he said. “We actually have 11 seed growth centers now. This is the only one that manufacturers, this will be the major training center.”
May is excited to see how much the seed treatment industry has grown over the years. “To watch the seed companies be able to treat the seed and maximize yield with it,” he said, noting some of the Bayer products such as the newly approved Ilevo.
Listen to my interview with Brad May here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/asta/asta-css-14-bayer-may.mp3″ text=”Interview with Brad May, Bayer Crop Science”]
Brad also talks about the new seed growth center, Bayer’s competency areas, and Ilevo in this short presentation during a press conference at CSS: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/asta/asta-css-14-bayer-may-press.mp3″ text=”Presentation by Brad May, Bayer Crop Science”]