DUPONT Pioneer recently announced plans to build a $35 million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center in Newark, Del. The nearly 134,000 square foot facility will include two state-of-the-art automated greenhouses and is expected to be completed in 2016, with room for future expansion.
The DuPont Pioneer Delaware Soybean Research Facility will be strategically located near its agricultural biotechnology trait research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Del. The new facility will be home to experts in advanced genetic discovery to develop and test the newest products and traits in the company’s growing research and development pipeline.
The new, automated greenhouses will include a soybean plant movement system to increase research efficiency. Built with sustainability in mind, the greenhouses will feature three 60,000 gallon rain water cisterns to harvest, filter and re-use run-off.