Bayer starts on cotton greenhouse in US
Bayer has started work on a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m 2) greenhouse at Agricenter International in Memphis, Tennessee, for use in developing cotton traits for US and international markets. The company is investing $17 million in the project. The greenhouse is scheduled for completion in early 2014. It will be unique in its scale and global scope, and enhance efficient selection for cotton breeding, while improving ergonomic working conditions for staff, Bayer says. The site supports all of the company's cotton brands. All cotton trait introgression work for North America is done in Memphis, which also provides trait introgression support for Bayer cotton seed business in South America.