Bayer advances new soybean varieties in the Midwest with a new $8.1 million research center

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In Illinois, Bayer announced the grand opening of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center at the Midwest Field Technology Station. Bayer invested $8.1 million in this research facility to identify, develop and test new soybean varieties as one of three soybean research stations Bayer will open in 2017.

The center will develop maturity group two and three Credenz seed, covering production areas in the Eastern Corn Belt. The four-building, 28,000 square foot facility features space to accommodate a large-scale breeding program to develop top performing soybean products across Illinois and the Midwest.

“The time and resources Bayer is putting into this research not only shows our commitment to high-quality, high-yielding products, but also to our growers and the future of agriculture as a whole,” said Allen Gent, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for seeds. “This station will bring together significant scientific resources to support the advancement of the agriculture industry.”