DuPont Pioneer Opens Multi-Crop Technology Center in Spain
DuPont Pioneer celebrated today the opening of its Multi-Crop Technology Center in Seville, Spain. The center’s researchers will focus on continuing to increase yields and expanding the Pioneer Protector® defensive native trait lineup, which currently offers solutions for major sunflower pests.
Combined with one of the largest local testing and technical sales specialist network in Europe, this new center uniquely enables Pioneer to better provide growers with the hybrids and technologies most adapted to their local needs.
“The investment in this state-of-the art research center in Seville demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovation,” said Alejandro Munoz, Vice President, Global Commercial Business, DuPont Pioneer. “The critical work done at the facility will help ensure our customers continue to plant the most advanced products available and achieve sustainable year-over -year yield gain.”
In cooperation with Pioneer research centers in the region and worldwide, the Seville Multi-Crop Technology Center will focus on accelerating the development of sunflower products by leveraging the most advanced breeding technologies and genetic pool. With superior forward breeding and trait integration capabilities, these breeding technologies have the potential to deliver products with twice the rate of yield gain compared to current breeding methods.
In addition to sunflower, Pioneer is evaluating its Pioneer® brand corn hybrids for drought stress tolerance at the Multi-Crop Technology Center in Seville.