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DuPont Pioneer Expands Multi-Crop Research Centre in Saskatoon

R&D efforts aimed at developing canola and ultra-early maturity corn hybrids and soybean varieties for Western Canada


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, July 15, 2016 – DuPont Pioneer announced the expansion of its Saskatoon Research Centre to better serve western Canadian farmers and support year-round multi-crop breeding and testing programs for western Canada.

The expansion at the facility is part of DuPont Pioneer’s CAD$35 million investment in research and development for western Canada in the past five years.

“The newly expanded Saskatoon research facility will advance our research and development pipeline for canola, ultra-early maturity corn and soybean products, and enable us to continue delivering high performing products to help increase the profitability of western Canadian farmers,” said Bryce Eger, business director and president of DuPont Pioneer Canada.

At an open house held to celebrate the expansion, guests had an inside look at research and development efforts at the facility. Attendees at the July 15 event included community leaders, industry representatives, employees, and members of the media.

“The facility has a full canola breeding program as well as corn and soybean research activities focused on delivering products adapted to the Prairies,” said Dave Charne, research director at DuPont Pioneer Canada. “The research taking place here is an important part of DuPont Pioneer’s strategic focus on bringing higher-value crop choices to the farmers of western Canada.”

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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07/15/16

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