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Bayer Crop Science, Marana Team

  • Farm / Ranch Equipment
9475 N. Sanders Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85743
(520) 247-3150
  • About

    Monsanto is building a major corn seed processing center in Pima County just west of Marana.

    We are building 7 acres of greenhouse space, 2 acres of processing and warehouse space and 1 office building. We will grow corn under development for production seed to be sold commercially to farmers around the world.

    Farmers know the importance of the world’s natural resources. About 0.5 percent of the world’s water is available as fresh water. Of that, approximately 70 percent is used by agriculture. At the same time, farmers are using less land, while looking for ways to enrich the soil to produce better harvests.

    Monsanto recognizes we have a role in helping today’s farmers use natural resources efficiently and sustainably. And, it’s one of the many reasons we’re excited to advance agriculture, right here in Arizona.

    This site will be a key hub for seed production and innovation. Automation technology will help us optimize plant density and movement throughout the greenhouse. State-of-the art climate systems will be installed to manage tight temperature and light parameters in the greenhouses. All in-bound and out-bound air is filtered and controlled, so we can govern humidity and climate as well as contain pollen.

    We’ll minimize environmental impact by reducing water usage while managing exposure to weather variables we may otherwise encounter in open field environments.

    More days of Arizona sunlight mean that we can maintain plants in a more energy-efficient way than a greenhouse built in other geographies with less energy.

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