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At a Glance

DuPont Pioneer, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, agronomic support, and services to farmers. Innovative and customer-focused, Pioneer seeks to increase farmer productivity and profitability, and to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Increasing populations, changing economies, and limited cultivatable land are significant factors driving Pioneer to use the broad application of plant science to improve the value generated from each field.


Basic Facts

  • Founded in 1926 by Henry A. Wallace
  • Business operations in more than 90 countries
  • More than 75 production locations
  • More than 100 research locations
  • More than 12,300 employees worldwide



  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Sorghum
  • Sunflower
  • Alfalfa
  • Canola
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Cotton
  • Pearl Millet
  • Mustard
  • Forage additives

Product Pipeline


Growth Strategies

  • Accelerating growth in a strong agriculture market environment
  • Advancing and commercializing new technologies
  • Expanding global leadership position with rapid growth in emerging markets
  • Capturing value through differentiated distribution
  • Continuing gain from productivity improvements
2009 DuPont Data Book



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