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DuPont Opens New Maize Research Center in Mexico


Increased Investment in R&D Brings Better Products to Market Faster

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.


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