DuPont invests $40 million plant genetics research facility in Johnston

DuPont invests $40 million for plant genetics research facility in Johnston

5:58 AM, 10th April 2012
DuPont invests $40 million for plant genetics research facility in Johnston
Paul E Schickler, President, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business.

DES MOINES, US: DuPont opened a $40 million plant genetics research facility in Johnston to further support its commitment to increasing agricultural productivity and food security worldwide. Approximately 400 new jobs will be created through the increased research and development capabilities housed in the 200,000 square foot building.

DuPont will invest $10 billion globally in research and development dedicated to the food, agriculture and nutrition sectors by the end of 2020 as part of its targeted food security goals announced earlier this year. The opening of the Beaver Creek research facility is another example of DuPont’s commitment to feeding the world through innovation.

“Beaver Creek will take DuPont’s research and development efforts in seed and plant genetics to the next level and ensure we are consistently providing new solutions and products to farmers and communities around the world. Pioneer is dedicated to providing the right product for the right acre, and this new facility in Johnston will advance that mission,” said Paul E Schickler, President, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business.

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