DuPont Pioneer is locating a new soybean research facility near Stromsburg, Nebraska.
Senior research manager Steve Schnebly says it will be the company’s first soybean research center in the state.
“What we have seen over the past several years is just an extensive growth of soybean production in Nebraska,” Schnebly says, “and as we’ve watched the growers and the needs that they have, they’ve changed significantly in terms of, not only the yield performance, but also the agronomic traits in terms of disease and pest resistance.”
Schnebly says the Stromsburg research facility will be operational this spring. Initial plans call for three employees, eventually increasing to about seven.