Bayer Greenhouse Research Facility Honored for Service

Bayer Greenhouse Research Facility Honored for Service

Clayton Bayer Research Facility

Jake Doskocil, Ph.D. (right) and Laurence Mudge (center) talk with a Bayer customer (left) in the field at the Bayer Research and Education Facility in Clayton, NC.

A new research facility established by Bayer has received a major award. The Research and Educational facility of Bayer Environmental Science, a Business Unit of Bayer Crop Science, was selected for the 2018 Best of Clayton Award in the Laboratory category.


“The research and development efforts at the Clayton facility are fundamental to the discovery of new solutions and cutting-edge expertise for our customers across the globe,” says Jake Doskocil, Ph.D., Bayer Clayton Site Manager and Principal Scientist. “It’s an honor to have been recognized by the Clayton Award Program, and we are grateful to be part of an impressive community that generates important work not only for this community, but for the broader turf and ornamentals industry.”

Each year, the Clayton Award Program recognizes companies that have achieved exceptional success through service to their customers and the community.

The Bayer Research and Education Facility in Clayton, NC, hosts more than 50 events every year and welcomes more than 1,000 customers, university experts, and other industry professionals as part of its ongoing commitment to customer centricity, sustainability, stewardship, and product development.

In 2018, the development staff at the Bayer Environmental Science Development and Education Facility in Clayton conducted more than 160 biology-based trials in the facility’s laboratory, greenhouse, and field to test and measure the efficacy of insect, disease, and weed management technologies.

The 278-acre Bayer Research and Education Facility has been in operation since 1957 and is the only Bayer center of excellence specializing in turf and ornamentals for Environmental Science globally. Similar centers of excellence operate out Monheim, Germany and Paulínia, Brazil.

The Clayton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of businesses throughout the Clayton area. Recognition is given to companies that have shown the ability to use best practices and programs to generate long-term value.