Biotech Updates

Plant Genetics Facility Opens in Iowa, USA

April 13, 2012

A plant genetics research facility was launched by DuPont in Johnson, Iowa as part of its goal to increase agricultural productivity and improve food security. The 200 thousand -square foot facility houses experts in various fields such as plant physiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics who will develop plant varieties through plant breeding and modern biotechnology.

"Beaver Creek (facility) 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," said Paul E. Schickler, president of Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. "Pioneer is dedicated to providing the right product for the right acre, and this new facility in Johnston will advance that mission."

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