Bayer opens vegetable breeding station in India
Bayer CropScience has opened a multi-crop vegetable breeding station in Karnal in north India. The facility will focus on breeding activities, screening of diseases, evaluation and selection of breeding materials, inbred development and crossing in vegetable crops. It is spread over an area of 8.5 acres (3.4 ha) and has a cultivable area of 5 acres for field experimentation and 2 acres for polyhouses. The company’s other R&D facilities are in Bangalore and Kullu. Disease screening facilities and early hybrid evaluation are at Pune, Guntur, Kolkata and Indore.