Corn research is underway in Arizona thanks to Bayer’s greenhouse

While Arizona is not known as a corn growing state, future varieties of the plant now have their roots there. That is thanks to Bayer’s 7 acre automated greenhouse for genetically modified corn.

Stefanie Smallhouse, the president of the Arizona Farm Bureau, speaks with RFD-TV’s own Janet Adkison on the initiative, why Bayer chose Arizona, and what farmers can expect from the investment.

“Bayer looked for locations all over the world, but Tucson’s abundant sunshine, our key talent at our land-grant university, University of Arizona, access to major transportation routes by air and roadway, and the fact that Tucson has actually become known as an innovation economy and Bayer can grow four cycles of corn in optimal conditions here and that leads to faster corn production and development overtime,” Smallhouse explains.

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