Seed World

Dow AgroSciences Expands Operations in Puerto Rico

Operating in Puerto Rico since 1992, Mycogen Seeds — a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company — expands its operations with the opening of a new seed research and development facility.
The new Salinas/Guayama site is a corn and soybean breeding and parent seed facility and includes 16 buildings comprised of office spaces, seed labs, equipment storage and several fields. Combined, the buildings cover more than 70,000 square feet.
“This expansion is one of many projects we have completed around the world to bring farmers the best technologies and traits in corn and beans,” says Rolando Meninato, Dow AgroSciences global leader, Seeds Global Business Unit. “Dow AgroSciences’ research efforts in corn and soybeans concentrate on the development of innovative technologies that will provide solutions for the growing world.”
According to the company, the capital investment of the new Salinas/Guayama site was necessary to support its growth objectives. The site will be equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment in seeds and trait research. Additionally, a number of new, full-time and seasonal positions were added in 2014 with plans to continue to increase employment throughout the next five years.
For more information about Dow AgroSciences’ expansion in Puerto Rico, visit the company’s website.