DuPont Pioneer opens new Integrated Seed Science Center

DuPont Pioneer recently opened its Integrated Seed Science Center in Johnston, Iowa.

This facility exists as the second in the DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network that has been dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques.

The Johnston center features experts and equipment that help DuPont deliver the right seed treatments for growers' fields as to optimize genetic performance of seeds.

"The Johnston Integrated Seed Science Center ultimately helps us make our seed treatment products perform better for growers," Jeff Daniels, technical agronomy and application lead of the DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise, said. "The facility gives us on-the-ground capabilities to match treatments with genetics for the best integrated seed solution for our customers."

Aimed at ensuring growers get the most out of the seeds they plant, the Integrated Seed Science Center brings together a wide array of equipment, technology and training resources, including laboratories that evaluate seed-applied products, treating and drying testing, real-world testing conditions for products and equipment, plantability evaluations and a training lab.

Following lab testing, seed treatment products are tested in nearby DuPont Pioneer IMPACT (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Training) plots to see how they perform with Pioneer genetics.

"We take an integrated approach to matching the right treatment to the right variety or hybrid for common agronomic conditions," Daniels said. "We believe this is the best way to help growers advance their yields."

DuPont opened its first Integrated Seed Science Center in Wilmington, Delaware, last year. A third facility has been planned for South America.

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