Nunhems moves U.S. research facilities to California
January 8, 2009, Haelen, The Netherlands – Nunhems recently announced
the company has moved its U.S. research laboratory activities from
Brooks, Oregon, to Davis, California.
January 8, 2009, Haelen, The Netherlands – Nunhems recently announced the company has moved its U.S. research laboratory activities from Brooks, Oregon, to Davis, California.
The relocation involved the transfer of the molecular and cell biology laboratories as well as the produce quality analysis facilities. Brooks will continue to serve as a major breeding station.
“Plant science research is moving forward at an amazing speed, and it is vital for Nunhems to keep abreast of these developments” says Johan Peleman, Nunhems managing director for R&D. “The University of California at Davis, one of the world’s top plant science institutes, is right around the corner from our new location. This will enable us to keep track of the latest agricultural research and technologies and set up mutually beneficial collaborations with select laboratories.”
Nunhems, Bayer CropScience’s vegetable seed business, operates 26 breeding stations worldwide plus global research centers in The Netherlands, India and the U.S. Its portfolio includes varieties and brands in crops such as leek, onion, carrot, melon, cucumber, tomato, watermelon, lettuce, and pepper.