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US: Bayer's new Texas Tech research greenhouse officially opened

Bayer CropScience' new Lubbock Seeds Innovation Center was opened yesterday. The center will host the Bayer CropScience global cotton business operations, as well as laboratories and research facilities, including a 50,000-square-foot greenhouse. The entire center is 100,000-square-feet and was built for $16 million to boost seed research and innovation for cotton, soybean and canola.

According to a news release, the opening of the Lubbock Seeds Innovation Center is another significant milestone in the long-term collaboration between Tech and Bayer CropScience.

The center will research breeding, trait development and quality, health safety and environmental testing. Research efforts will focus on improving varieties of cotton, cotton variety traits, development of herbicide- and insect-tolerant traits and improved fiber and yield.


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