Bayer CropScience Plans New Wheat Breeding Station
Bayer CropScience has taken possession of land in Goehner, Nebraska and will develop the site as a focal point for its wheat breeding program in North America. Bayer's Global Wheat Breeding Manager Edward Souza says it's expected that the work done at this site will result in exciting advances in wheat productivity and sustainability that will benefit farmers in the region and ultimately the grain trade worldwide. Bayer CropScience AG and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln signed a non-exclusive agreement to improve wheat breeding and generate new wheat varieties in 2010. Bayer has since been working to identify a suitable site in the state for its North American Regional Wheat Breeding Station. The station in Goehner will be part of Bayer's global network of wheat breeding stations situated in the heart of key wheat production regions. Additional centers are planned in Europe and other regions over the coming years.
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