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DuPont Pioneer is establishing a technology hub in South Africa to

DuPont Pioneer is establishing a technology hub in South Africa to
serve the Africa region, similar to the research hubs that Pioneer has
established in Brazil, India and China.

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  • DuPont Pioneer is establishing a technology hub in South Africa to serve the Africa region, similar to the research hubs that Pioneer has established in Brazil, India and China. • The Africa technology hub will comprise a network of research facilities and testing locations in South Africa and around the continent. • Delmas, South Africa, will serve as a technology center of the network. • The network will be infused with leading R&D technologies which shorten breeding cycles and improve accuracy toward breeding targets, such as doubled haploids, ear photometry, and the proprietary Pioneer Accelerated Yield Technology or AYT™ System, as well as genetic breeding technologies like marker-assisted selection. • The technology hub will incorporate key Pioneer and Pannar research and testing locations, combined germplasm, talent and experience to improve cultivar breeding and development for Africa. • Research efforts will support all crops for which Pioneer and Pannar currently maintain breeding programs, including maize, sunflower, grain sorghum, forage sorghum, wheat, dry beans and soybeans. The DuPont Oval Logo is a registered trademark of DuPont. Pioneer® brand products are provided subject to the terms and conditions of purchase which are part of the labeling and purchase documents. ®, TM, SM Trademarks and service marks of Pioneer. © 2013 PHII. 13-1648 This is a visual representation of a genetic library of maize, depicting the relationship of founders to modern-day elite inbreds. · Germplasm will be highly characterized and recorded through multiple generations. · A harmonized global research Information Technology system will enable access to data and pedigree systems to increase the predictability and success of breeding programs. · The 24/7 sharing of data and information will bring better varieties to Africa’s farmers at a faster pace. Africa Technology Hub Germplasm is the entire collection of genetic resources for an organism. Pioneer maintains its germplasm as a collection of seeds and carefully documents the characteristics, or phenotype, of each of those seeds and stores the information in its information management system to be used in the research program.