Syngenta Breaks Ground on North America Seedcare Institute Expansion
Syngenta breaks ground on a $20-million expansion of its North America Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minnesota, one of the premier seed treatment research facilities in the world.
The new 38,000 square-foot structure will house high-tech laboratories for research and development, treating, plantability, dust-off and quality assurance, a scale-up treating area, a treating equipment performance area to simulate real-life experiences for customers, state-of-the-art training facility, seed warehouse as well as office and meeting space.
The expanded Seedcare Institute will allow Syngenta to accelerate the development of new seed treatment products and technology and meet the increasing demand by farmers and seed companies to protect high-value seeds and seed traits. In addition, it will augment customer education and stewardship.
“Farmers’ challenges are becoming increasingly complex,” says Ponsi Trivisvavet, president of Syngenta Seeds Inc., and regional director of Syngenta for North America. “We are committed to our customers’ success and that begins with innovation. Syngenta invested more than $1.3 billion in R&D last year, and our commitment continues right here in Stanton today with the expansion of our North America Seedcare Institute.”