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Syngenta Seeds Opens a New-and-Improved Arva R&D Innovation Centre

Syngenta Seeds North America leaders recently welcomed representatives from government, grower organizations, and the seed industry to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Arva Research & Development (R&D) Innovation Centre.

“At Syngenta Seeds, everything we do is fueled by grower needs and future opportunities. That’s the driver behind every investment we make and every product we introduce,” said Dan Wright, Head, Enogen and Syngenta Seeds Canada, in a news release. “Investment in this facility will enable greater collaboration across the seed value chain, better product placement, more reliable performance, and ultimately result in higher yields for Canadian growers.”

The Arva R&D Innovation Centre is located on a 100-acre site just north of London, Ont. Owned by Syngenta legacy companies since 1989, it includes 30,000 square feet of office space and outbuildings where seed breeding, seed processing, and field research trials are conducted with a focus on the Canadian grower. Innovative traits and genetics trialed at the site include NK corn and soybeans, Enogen corn hybrids, and Silverline soybeans.

Renovations to the 9,500-square-foot office and lab, totalling more than $2 million, mark the first significant update to the site in 30 years. More than 70 Syngenta employees who serve customers across Canada call this location home.