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Science in Sight
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon May 20, 2013 05:06 PM CDT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (DTN) -- Sunglasses were a requirement for every guest attending the grand opening of Syngenta's new Advanced Crop Lab, Friday, May 10. Built of a special glass that redistributes light, the interior of the one-acre, all-glass greenhouse is brighter than being outside on a sunny day. Company officials maintained that the lab represented a bright day for U.S. agriculture too.

The $72 million lab contains more than 45 growth environments that let researchers create the equivalent of an Iowa cornfield next to those more likely to be found in sub-Saharan Africa or Brazil. Cotton and sugar ...

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