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DuPont Pioneer Expands Indiana Research Center

DuPont Pioneer expands its Windfall, Indiana, research center to better serve local growers and support global breeding and testing programs in corn, soybeans and wheat.
“DuPont Pioneer is growing its network of multi-crop research centers to leverage collaboration between crop researchers, maximize resources and advance our research locally and more quickly than ever before,” says Carlos Hentschke, DuPont Pioneer director for the Heartland business unit. “The expansion at the DuPont Pioneer Windfall research center will directly benefit growers in Indiana, across the eastern United States and areas out west.”
The Windfall multi-crop research center expansion includes 15,000 square feet of indoor work space and 9,600 square feet of equipment and machinery storage. The center added three new breeding programs.
The investment in Windfall indicates significant support from DuPont and Pioneer to lead in scientific innovation and advanced crop development. Recent global R&D facility investments include plans to build a $35 million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center in Newark, Delaware, and a new research center in Lethbridge, Alberta, aimed at developing ultra-early maturity corn hybrids for Western Canada.
In November 2014, Pioneer unveiled its multi-crop research center in Hyderabad, India. Windfall serves as multi-crop hub for the eastern United States.