Research Triangle Park

Our corporate headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, forms the heart of Crop Science, a division of Bayer’s North American operations, providing leadership, inspiration and support for nearly 2,600 employees across the United States who strive to propel farming’s future every day through products and services that promote sustainable agriculture and environmental health.
Bayer CropScience building at RTP

Crop Science, a division of Bayer and our predecessor companies have called Research Triangle Park home for many years. From our main campus on Alexander Drive to our satellite sites in surrounding communities, our strong growth and continued investment in the area demonstrate the company’s commitment to community and to delivering innovative solutions for agricultural and environmental sustainability.

People

  • Number of Employees: approximately 640
  • Site Leader: Peter Erri

Main Campus

Bayer CropScience building at RTP

Our main campus is home to our leadership team, business operations, research and development activities and more. Far from being a quiet administrative center, the site is alive with activity and expansion to support our growing Crop Protection, Seed Growth, Seeds and Environmental Science businesses.

Serious site expansion began in 2012, when we completed construction on a state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot greenhouse, which is used for soybean, corn and other crop research. Later that year we acquired 70 adjoining acres to ensure our long-term ability to expand our operations to meet the needs of our customers into the future. In 2013, we opened our new DNA (Development North America) Experimental Hub. Most recently, the company broke ground on its North American Bee Care Center, which will serve as a gathering place for researchers, bee experts, students and other visitors to meet and advance the science and support of these important pollinators.

Morrisville Innovation Center

Morrisville Innovation Center
Not far from Research Triangle Park is the Crop Science Innovation Center in Morrisville, North Carolina. Established in 2010 and employing many of the world’s leading researchers in genetics, genomics and agricultural biotechnology, this site drives the company’s robust seed and trait R&D pipeline through gene discovery, trait testing and product development.

Clayton Development and Training Center

Clayton, NC

This unique facility is dedicated to supporting product development testing and training for the Bayer Advanced™ line of consumer products, as well as the company’s professional pest control and turf management products.  The Clayton site includes laboratory and office facilities, a greenhouse, development plots and a 4-hole golf course.

Bayer is also expanding its Clayton research apiary, known as “Beesboro,” to include a new building housing an office, a wintering cold room, extraction area, hive maintenance area and storage areas. This facility expected to be operational in late 2013.

Safety and Environment

Environmental Responsibility

Bayer supports environmentally compatible practices company-wide, including recycling, the use of biodegradable materials in kitchens and cafeterias, and green landscaping practices in all locations.

Safety Commitment

Bayer values the safety and welfare of all employees, whether they’re working in a laboratory or an office environment. Staff at the Research Triangle Park Seed Growth research facility and the Morrisville Innovation Center is specially trained in laboratory safety, as well as in hazardous materials handling. Maintenance and building operations staff also observes proper procedures when it comes to operating and servicing equipment and performing heavy lifting or related tasks, and all workstations are ergonomically designed to avoid repetitive stress injuries.

Community and Cultural Engagement

Community Commitment

Bayer and its employees take responsibility for and great pride in meeting the social, cultural and educational needs of central North Carolina. Making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work goes beyond financial contributions. Employee volunteerism is encouraged and demonstrated through the active participation in programs, such as Making Science Make Sense®, the United Way, Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, Eastern North Carolina Food Bank Backpack Program, and Passage Home, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in a Southeast Raleigh neighborhood.
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