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DuPont Opens $40-Million Seeds Lab in Iowa

6:56 AM MDT | April 20, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

DuPont says it has opened its Beaver Creek plant genetics facility at Johnson, IA to support the company’s Pioneer Hi-Bred seeds business. Experts in plant physiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics at the $40-million research facility will focus on plant breeding and the development of new transgenic products, DuPont says. DuPont says the R&D space will add approximately 400 jobs. The company has increased its Pioneer workforce in Iowa by 1,400 over the last five...

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