DuPont has officially opened its new Integrated Seed Science Center in Iowa. This news release says it is the second facility in the DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network that is dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques.
“The Johnston Integrated Seed Science Center ultimately helps us make our seed treatment products perform better for growers,” said Jeff Daniels, technical agronomy and application lead of the DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise. “The facility gives us on-the-ground capabilities to match treatments with genetics for the best integrated seed solution for our customers.”
Aimed at ensuring growers get the most out the seeds they plant, the Integrated Seed Science Center brings together a wide array of equipment, technology and training resources, including:
– Laboratories to evaluate the right combination of seed-applied products to help protect the seed and optimize yield potential.
– Treating and drying testing to better understand how components and processes interact which delivers a higher quality assurance and enhances product stewardship.
– Real-world testing conditions for products and equipment.
– Plantability evaluations that check for accuracy through planter meters and seed flow, essential for modern day planters.
– Training lab to facilitate superior seed application and seed handling techniques to ensure a consistent grower experience with treated seed.
DuPont opened its first Integrated Seed Science Center in Wilmington, Delaware, last year and a third facility is planned for South America.