DuPont on 11 June 2013 announced opening of a seed plant in Ukraine which is designed to support farmers in increasing their harvests using more productive seeds.
The new seed facility cost around 40 Million dollars and is located in the central region of Poltava which is the prominent area for agriculture in the former Soviet Union’s Bread Basket as the Productivity of Ukrainian grains is highly dependent on weather and analysts.
The new seed facility installation will produce seeds of maize, sunflower and rape. It is worth mentioning here that Ukraine was the number-four maize exporter in 2011/12 in the world and is planning to harvest a record 27 to 28 million tons in 2013.
In 2012, maize yields cut down to 4.79 tonne per hectare from a whopping statistics of 6.44 tonne in 2011. Ukraine is planning to increase its sunflower and rapeseed harvest due to better weather.