DuPont Opens New Maize Research Center in Mexico

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This new research center will help us deliver even more advanced genetics and technologies more quickly and help meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and materials.

DuPont today announced the opening of a new maize research center here to accelerate seed product development and help increase farm productivity in northern Mexico.

“DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred has been helping Mexican farmers increase their productivity and profitability by developing products suited for their unique growing conditions for a quarter century,” said William S. Niebur, vice president -- DuPont Crop Genetics Research and Development. “This new research center will help us deliver even more advanced genetics and technologies more quickly and help meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and materials.”

The research center will be the fourth crop genetics research facility Pioneer operates in Mexico. It will focus on developing superior maize hybrids specifically suited for the northwest and northeast Mexico markets.

“Pioneer has a very robust research pipeline,” Niebur said, during an opening event for customers, government officials and community leaders today at the new research center. “This new research center will help us make the most of that pipeline for customers in this area.”
The research center is part of the strategic plan to grow the Pioneer business globally. It increases the total number of research centers to more than 90 worldwide.

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world’s leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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