Bayer CropScience opened a new $20 million greenhouse in Research Triangle Park on Friday that will be used to conduct crop research on soy, corn and other crops.
Half of the 60,000-square-foot facility is greenhouse space. The building also has office and meeting space and growth chambers, lab space, and seed handling and storage areas. A 70,000 gallon underground water storage tank will harvest rainwater for plant irrigation.
“This investment in research and people will help drive our developments in producing crops even more efficiently and sustainably,” said Dr. Wolfgang Plischke, a Bayer AG management board member, in a statement.