The Memphis Greenhouse, which is scheduled for completion in early 2014, will feature 40,000 square feet of growing space as well as a spacious headhouse and open office area. It will be unique in its scale and global scope, and will help Bayer CropScience provide new technologies to give growers more choices. The Memphis Greenhouse will enhance efficient selection for cotton breeding while improving ergonomic working conditions for staff.
Bayer CropScience supports environmentally compatible practices company-wide, and the Memphis Greenhouse was designed with sustainability in mind. For example, by incorporating automation into the design, the greenhouse will have a reduced footprint, which means less materials and an approximate 40 percent reduction annually in natural gas and electricity consumption. Additionally, the facility will include hands-free plumbing fixtures and high efficiency lights with longer lasting ballasts.
The Memphis site of Bayer CropScience supports all of the company’s cotton brands, including Stoneville® and FiberMax®. All cotton trait introgression work for North America is done in Memphis, which also provides trait introgression support for Bayer CropScience cotton seed business development in South America.
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