Citing continue growth, Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Bayer CropScience is adding sales and support staff nationwide and beefing up support of the Western horticultural market.

Effective Sept. 1, the company plans to expand its sales regions to three from two with the addition of the western region, headquartered at its Fresno, Calif., field technology station, according to a news release.

At the same time, Bayer plans to add five operational districts across the county for a total of 24.

In addition, the company plans to add 45 sales and field support personnel nationwide.

New district managers also will oversee company sales representatives.