Woodland California Vegetables Research and Development Site

Situated in Yolo County with nearly 250 employees, the researchers at Bayer’s Vegetables R&D site are working hard to develop healthy and delicious vegetable varieties while seeking new solutions to help achieve more sustainable harvests. We work collaboratively with growers and partners across the value chain. 


Our employees are passionate about supporting the community through our outreach programs, sponsorships and grants, and science education. 

Our sustainability and conservation efforts

Pollinator habitat
A honey bee lands on a flower at the pollinator habitat at the Bayer Woodland site. 


Bayer recognizes that agriculture has an important role in finding solutions to the climate crisis. Improved agricultural practices have multiple benefits including reduced greenhouse gas emissions plus CO2 removal, thereby contributing to mitigating climate change.


The farming team in Woodland has implemented a ‘green farm strategy’, which is a holistic approach employing more efficient use of irrigation and fertilization, reduced tillage, plus companion cropping for integrated pest management and improved biodiversity and soil health. We are proud of the efforts to drive carbon reduction in vegetable production and other ecological benefits.


Community engagement and outreach


Farm Connection
The Bayer Woodland team teach local agriculture at the Yolo County Fairgrounds for Farm Connection Day.


Bayer Woodland is fortunate to have a team of passionate employees who are dedicated in supporting the community. We proudly volunteer in a wide variety of organizations including Yolo Food Bank, Yolo Land Trust, United Way, Putah Creek Council, Feed My Starving Children, Toys for Tots, Yolo Foster Care and more. 


Through the Bayer Fund, we coordinate significant grants. In 2021, organizations that received support were Meals on Wheels, Yolo Food Bank, Short Term Emergency Action Committee, Yolo Wayfarer Center and a science classroom in the Woodland Joint Unified School District. 


The Bayer Fund also provides grants to robotics teams. Our local team has facilitated grants for Digital Minds 5458, Albert Einstein Middle School Robotics 6949, Kennedy Robotics 3250, among others.


Locally we provide sponsorships for important organizations in our community that serve disadvantaged youth, promote science education, ag land preservation, and other wonderful organizations that serve our communities. We also proudly fund scholarships at our local Woodland Community College.


At&t's Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference
The Bayer Woodland team engage middle school age girls with STEM activities during AT&T's Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference at California State University, Sacramento.