DuPont Pioneer announced the expansion of its Saskatoon Research Center to better serve western Canadian farmers and support year-round multi-crop breeding and testing programs for western Canada.

The expansion at the facility is part of DuPont Pioneer's CAD$35 million investment in research and development for western Canada in the past five years.  

"The newly expanded Saskatoon research facility will advance our research and development pipeline for canola, ultra-early maturity corn and soybean products, and enable us to continue delivering high performing products to help increase the profitability of western Canadian farmers," said Bryce Eger, business director and president of DuPont Pioneer Canada.

At an open house held to celebrate the expansion, guests had an inside look at research and development efforts at the facility. Attendees at the July 15 event included community leaders, industry representatives, employees, and members of the media.

"The facility has a full canola breeding program as well as corn and soybean research activities focused on delivering products adapted to the Prairies," said Dave Charne, research director at DuPont Pioneer Canada. "The research taking place here is an important part of DuPont Pioneer's strategic focus on bringing higher-value crop choices to the farmers of Western Canada."