DuPont announces the construction on two state-of-the-art centers dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications, and seed handling techniques in an important step toward bringing new solutions to growers.
The two centers of the new DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network will be located in Wilmington, Del., and Johnston, Iowa, and will play an integral role in the expansion of the DuPont seed treatment portfolio.
“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,” DuPont says.
DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection have come together under the DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise to develop a superior pipeline of integrated products to meet the demands of our customers around the world. These new facilities will support DuPont in that mission.
As part of this new venture, DuPont launched several new seed treatment products this year under the DuPont Lumigen brand, including the release of Dermacor seed treatment products in the Brazilian soybean market and DuPont Lumiderm insecticide seed treatment for canola in Canada.
DuPont is launching DuPont Lumivia insecticide seed treatment for 2015 U.S. spring planting. It will be available in the Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment (PPST) lineup as PPST 250 plus DuPont Lumivia for select Pioneer brand corn products.