Bayer facility selected for 2018 Best of Clayton Award
Jake Doskocil, PhD (right) and Laurence Mudge (center) talking with a Bayer customer (left) in the field at the Bayer Research and Education Facility in Clayton, North Carolina.

Bayer facility selected for 2018 Best of Clayton Award

Program recognizes commitment to community and customers.

December 6, 2018

The Research and Educational facility of Bayer Environmental Science, a Business Unit of Bayer Crop Science, has been selected for the 2018 Best of Clayton Award in the Laboratory category. Each year, the Clayton Award Program recognizes companies that have achieved exceptional success through service to their customers and the community. 
“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,” said 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.” 
The Bayer Research and Education Facility in Clayton, N.C., 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.