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Sales Rep: Joe Emanuele 724-261-9115
Agronomist: Travis Keene 717-327-3090
Nutritionist: John Brouillette 315-427-4741
Ashburn, VA (20146)
Better breeding, better hybrids
We bring more of the best corn hybrids to market faster because our industry-leading corn germplasm portfolio is paired with cutting-edge corn breeding technologies like dihaploid breeding and EXZACT™ Precision Technology.
grain corn 
Dihaploid corn breeding
The doubled haploid (dihaploid) process can save up to three years of development time compared with traditional corn breeding. Doubled haploids are genetically pure plants developed through special cross-breeding and chemical processes. The dihaploid process:
  • Increases the overall genetic improvement per year
  • Produces genetically uniform inbred lines that facilitate parent seed and hybrid production
  • Increases efficiency in the breeding program, which brings higher-yielding products to the market faster
  • Gives growers faster access to higher-performing corn hybrids


dihaploid breeding process 

Bringing precision to genetic improvement
Dow AgroSciences EXZACT Precision Technology can cut development time by up to two years. EXZACT Precision Technology:
  • Provides a versatile and comprehensive tool kit for targeted genome modification in plants
  • Allows scientists to specifically and efficiently add, edit or delete genes at targeted locations in plant genomes
  • Is useful for developing multigene stacks, editing native genes and more efficiently producing crops with enhanced plant performance and value-added traits, such as improved nutrition
Global research and breeding facilities
With more than 40 corn breeding facilities across 10 countries, we have one of the industry’s largest collections of corn germplasm. Mycogen® brand corn hybrids perform well in a variety of geographies and soil types. That means more exclusive hybrids, with unique plant genetics and high-performing characteristics, are added to our portfolio every year.
map of global research and breeding facilities 
Grain Corn Breeding — Mycogen Seeds
corn germplasm, corn breeding, corn seed, hybrid vigor, plant genetics