Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center Ribbon Cutting Set for Sept. 2

The new $16 million, 100,000-square-foot research facility will be Bayer’s focal point for its global cotton business operations and research efforts.

WHAT:           Ribbon cutting of the new Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center 

WHEN:           10 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2)

WHERE:         Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center, 3316 Ninth St. (north side of Marsha Sharp Freeway)

WHO:             A ribbon cutting will be held for the opening of the new Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center, a $16 million, 100,000-square-foot facility that will host the company’s global cotton business operations and facilities, including laboratories and a 50,000-square-foot greenhouse supporting its cotton, soybean and canola research.

The opening of the Seeds Innovation Center is another significant milestone in the long-term collaboration between Texas Tech and Bayer CropScience. One of the nation’s leading agricultural research companies, Bayer CropScience is dedicated to improving yields, protecting crops from disease and pests and maintaining a healthy environment through innovative solutions.

The Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center is dedicated to enhancing and ensuring the growth of the cotton industry through various products and solutions. Lubbock serves as Bayer’s global cottonseed headquarters. Among the Bayer facilities around Lubbock are a seed processing plant and seed warehouse, quality control and research and development laboratories and a cotton breeding station.

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Event speakers:

  • Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan
  • Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis
  • Bayer CropScience president and CEO Jim Blome
  • Bayer CropScience global head of seeds Frank Terhorst
  • Bayer CropScience global head of R&D Adrian Percy
  • State Sen. Charles Perry

After the ribbon cutting, VIP, media and public tours of the new facility will be available.

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CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4129 or; Jeff Donald, external communications, Bayer CropScience, (919) 518-4234 or


The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Animal and Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Natural Resources Management

The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.


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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 9,494 million (2014) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 23,100 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: