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Syngenta to Open Seeds R&D Center in Illinois 

Syngenta selected a 90-acre site in Illinois for a new seeds-focused research and development and customer experience center.

Agriculture company Syngenta revealed plans this week to open a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in Malta, IL that will support the firm’s Seeds business. 

The company said it picked the 90-acre site in the US corn belt because of the soil type, location, and accessibility. Once operational, Syngenta will use the facility to host large-scale events and showcase some of its corn and soybean technology. 

“The 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, global head of seeds development for Syngenta, said in a company release.

Work on the facility is slated to commence in early 2021 and open before the end of 2022. 

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