In today's complex and competitive agricultural environment, superior research is essential to achieving crop improvements. Products aren’t valuable to our customers unless they work on the farm. DuPont Pioneer is the leader in local product advancement and field testing which is the foundation to deliver the Right Product for the Right Acre. Our approach to the market relies on understanding our customers, anticipating their needs and leveraging our expertise to develop quality products that bring value.
Agricultural research requires long-term commitment, investment, innovation and dedication. Our researchers are leaders in the discovery, development and delivery of elite seed genetics. DuPont Pioneer R&D is now comprised of more than 4,400 researchers operating in 125+ research sites in 25 countries on six continents. Each facility is connected to the local business so that our R&D organization understands local customer needs and is working toward delivering better products to customers.
Multi Crop Research Center (MCRC) - The flagship plant breeding and research facility enables the Pioneer seed business to bring innovation to multiple crops that are grown locally. Spread across a land area of about 100 acres, MCRC accommodates up to 120 researchers engaged in corn, rice, millet, mustard and cotton hybrid seeds development, catering to the farmers in the Indian subcontinent. The facility enables deployment of trailblazing breeding technologies such as molecular breeding, doubled haploids for development of high quality hybrids adapted to local and regional growing conditions.
DuPont Knowledge Center (DKC) - The center undertakes R&D work in key areas such agricultural and industrial biotechnology and development of advance materials application for the Indian market. It is a 25 acre campus that houses more than 400 scientists, engineers and other employees. DKC provides R&D application development capability in India and the surrounding Asia Pacific region to support the long term growth objectives of the company. This is the sixth of the seven DuPont global R&D centers outside the US.