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DuPont to Build Technology Hub in China for Seed Business

12:57 AM MST | February 16, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

DuPont says it will build a technology hub for its Pioneer seed business at Beijing, China. The new facility will open later this year and will employ nearly 50 researchers. The technology hub will use Pioneer’s global capabilities in molecular breeding to develop new high-yielding maize hybrids which will improve the sustainability of farming in China, while enhancing food security, DuPont says. The technology hub will leverage Pioneer’s proprietary matrix of molecular breeding technologies called the Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) system. The...

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