Bayer CropScience opens seed analytics lab in Singapore

Bayer CropScience opens seed analytics lab in Singapore

3:04 PM, 8th June 2011
Bayer CropScience opens seed analytics lab in Singapore
Sandra E Peterson, CEO, Bayer CropScience.

 

MONHEIM, GERMANY: Bayer CropScience has opened an expanded seed research laboratory in Singapore to support the development of new high-yielding and high-quality seed varieties and hybrids. The original rice seed analytics lab has been relocated and expanded to support a broader range of seed breeding and development activities across Asia/Pacific. Representing an investment around EUR 20 million over the next five years, the new research unit will work with cutting-edge technologies like DNA marker analysis and molecular assisted breeding.

 

The scientists at the new facility will work to screen and integrate innovative agronomic and quality traits in canola, corn, cotton, wheat, soybean and rice. Additionally, work will also focus on plant pathology for better control of diseases.

 

“With this investment, Bayer CropScience aims at developing new solutions to help increase yields and productivity to meet farmers’ needs, as well as quality traits to meet consumer needs. Centrally located in Singapore it is an ideal hub to respond quickly to the needs of breeders and seed production technicians across Asia/Pacific,” said Sandra E Peterson, CEO, Bayer CropScience.

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