Red Ribbon Day as Bayer CropScience Celebrates Grand Opening of New West Sacramento Center
Thursday, September 4, 2014
By: Jeanine Cook, R&D Specialist I, Microbiology, Biologics
Yesterday in West Sacramento, Bayer CropScience furthered its commitment to modern agriculture by celebrating the grand opening of its latest research center. The $80 million center will be the global headquarters for Biologics strategy, research and development. At this site, Bayer scientists like me will be working to bring the next generation of biologics to global crop protection markets.
Biological products are derived from plants, bacteria and fungi, and they have unique plant protection properties, improve plant health and promote crop yields. These products, including microbials, biochemicals, and plant extracts, can be used alongside Bayer’s seeds and other fungicides, herbicides and insecticides to protect crops as they grow and to help optimize crop yield. The facility expands our scientific capacity and will eventually allow us to accommodate as many as 300 employees, including the Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds team, which will join the West Sacramento site in 2015. The celebration included a ribbon cutting by our Chairman and CEO of Bayer CropScience AG, Liam Condon, as well as lab tours for local and state officials and media. It was exciting for me that my family and friends got to see the innovative science we do here at Bayer CropScience on the evening news!
About Jeanine Cook:
Jeanine Cook is a Microbiologist at Bayer CropScience. She has always had a passion for science, particularly biology, and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Microbiology in 2012. After graduating she started a family and then joined the Bayer CropScience Microbiology team in the summer of 2013.