April 19, 2016. Morrisville, North Carolina.
A scientist at the Bayer Crop Science Innovation Center holds a plate of a specific soy bean strain. Different insects are introduced into multiple plates that make up a full tray for the experiment. The amount of damage done to the soy bean sample by the insects will tell scientists which bean strains are more successful.
The Bayer Crop Science Innovation Center was established in 2010 and employs researchers in genetics, genomics and agricultural biotechnology. Much of the company’s seed and trait R&D goes through this center, which is located just miles from the Bayer greenhouses that will grow the seeds developed at the Innovation Center.