On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest.
The expansion is part of a three-year, $1 billion commitment from Bayer to invest in new research facilities, expansions and renovations around the country.
Listen to the complete press conference about expansion and future research here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/bayer-il-opening.mp3″ text=”Midwest Field Tech Station Soybean Breeding & Trait Development Presser”]
View and download photos from the event here: Bayer Soybean Research – Illinois