DuPont expands Canadian seed processing facility
DuPont seed subsidiary DuPont Pioneer is carrying out a Can$19 million (US$18.2 million) expansion to its Canadian maize and soybean seed processing facility in Chatham, Ontario. The two new maize seed processing towers will be used to condition, treat and blend genetically modified insect-resistant lines with conventional seed to provide integrated refuge products as part of anti-resistance strategies. The company sells integrated refuge products under the Optimum AcreMax brand. The expanded facility will also house soybean seed processing equipment. It is due to be completed by mid-August 2014.