DuPont announces plans for seed treatment center in Johnston
News | 08/27/2014
DuPont Co. announced plans to construct two state-of-the-art seed treatment centers, one at its DuPont Pioneer headquarter campus in Johnston and the other at its corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Del.
The facilities, the first of the company’s planned DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network, will play an integral role in the expansion of its seed treatment business, DuPont officials said in a release.
“Seed treatments play a vital role in the success of a crop – from protecting seeds from pests and disease to complementing germplasm and traits to promoting plant vigor and stand establishment,” said Mick Messman, director of the DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise.
The project is part of a more than $50 million multiphase expansion at DuPont Pioneer campus headquarters in Johnston. The Greater Des Moines Partnership assisted the company in the project.
-Via the Des Moines Business Record; read more here.
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