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2/1/2019

Bayer Facility Wins Community Award

Chris Beytes

The Research and Educational facility of Bayer Environmental Science has been recognized by Clayton, North Carolina, for achieving “exceptional success through service to their customers and the community.” That’s a high honor for a neighborhood (Research Triangle Park) that’s loaded with exceptional companies doing exceptional work.

Said Dr. Jake Doskocil, Bayer Clayton site manager and principal scientist, “The research and development efforts at the Clayton facility are fundamental to the discovery of new solutions and cutting-edge expertise for our customers across the globe.”

Pictured: Dr. Jake Doskocil (right) and Laurence Mudge (center) talking with a Bayer customer (left) in the field at the Bayer Research and Education Facility in Clayton, North Carolina.

The 278-acre Bayer Research and Education Facility in Clayton, which has been in operation since 1957, hosts more than 50 events every year and welcomes more than 1,000 customers, university experts and other industry professionals as part of its ongoing commitment to customer centricity, sustainability, stewardship and product development. In 2018, the development staff at the facility conducted more than 160 biology-based trials in their laboratory, greenhouse and field to test and measure the efficacy of insect, disease and weed management technologies. Of Bayer’s three Centers of Excellence (the others are in Germany and Brazil), this is the only one that specializes in turf and ornamentals. GT

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