Syngenta Seeds Begins Construction for New R&D Facility

Syngenta Seeds is a leading global provider of agricultural science and technology, especially with seeds and crop protection products. They have recently begun construction on a brand new R&D innovation center just outside of Creston and Malta, Illinois. With current plans, the facility will be opened and ready to go in late 2022.

The 88-acre, 100, 000 sq ft facility will provide a brand new home base for the company’s research and development. Syngenta is focused on developing products to safely feed the world, while taking care of the planet. That means sustainable, healthy, and quality agricultural products. 

Syngenta said the site was selected for its location, soil type and accessibility, and will provide facilities for large-scale events and engagement with growers on corn and soybean technology and innovation.​​​​​​​

“This new site will enable us to accelerate our innovation in Seeds R&D while strengthening our focus on delivering new capabilities through investments in breeding and digital technologies,” Trevor Hohls, Syngenta global head of seeds development, said in a press release. “This is a strong statement of our commitment to innovation and providing our scientists with the resources to bring the best products and technologies to solve the key problems that growers face.”

The facility will also spotlight how Syngenta is transforming product development through on-farm collaboration with growers, a press release said.

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