Corteva Agriscience in Hawai‘i

Helping farmers produce the food the world needs

With roots in Hawai’i dating back more than five decades, Corteva Agriscience began its operations as Pioneer Hi-Bred International in 1968.  
 

Adopting land formerly used for sugarcane cultivation, Pioneer began researching conventional hybrid corn seed varieties in Waimea.

In 1999 Pioneer expanded to O’ahu, opening its current Waialua Parent Seed farm and introducing the Kunia Research Center in 2005.

Today, Corteva utilizes modern biotechnology to develop and grow both conventional and genetically engineered corn seeds.

Corteva Hawai’i continues to help farmers across the globe face the many challenges within the agricultural farming industry.

Corteva meets worldwide demand for hybrid seed corn

Hawai‘i’s seed corn industry is driven by worldwide demand for hybrid seed corn. According to the Pacific Regional Field Office in Hawai‘i, seed crop accounts for an estimated $115 million, or 95 percent, of the total $121 million value for the 2017-2018 season.

Serving Hawai‘i and its people

As one of the world’s leading developers and suppliers of non-GMO seeds, Corteva Agriscience continues to make a significant impact in advancing agriculture by providing high-quality seeds to farmers around the globe.

Corteva develops dozens of distinct varieties of corn seed each year to meet the demands of these farmers.

Each seed variety is carefully developed and tracked before, during and after planting to ensure its purity and effectiveness

Sustaining Hawai’i agriculture

With the decline of Hawai‘i’s primary agricultural products, pineapple and sugar, seed research and production has become a fundamental generator of employment in Hawai‘i. Additionally, it ensures vacant land remains unspoiled and not used for development.

Hawai‘i’s seed corn industry is driven by worldwide demand for hybrid seed corn. According to the Pacific Regional Field Office in Hawai‘i, seed crop accounts for an estimated $115 million, or 95 percent, of the total $121 million value for the 2017-2018 season.

Corteva partners with local farmers and ranchers to help develop sustainable agricultural practices and increase their productivity. As a longstanding member of Hawai‘i’s community, we have a vested interest in empowering local farmers to succeed.

Drawing on decades of technical expertise and our dedication to Hawai‘i’s communities, Corteva recognizes its role in cultivating a thriving agricultural industry for generations to come.

Though a partnership with GoFarm Hawai‘i, Corteva’s Waialua Parent Seed shares resources and best practices with the participants of the program, enabling farmers to learn and experience the technical and business fundamentals of successful farming in Hawai‘i, and growing interest in agricultural production across our islands.

Opportunities for local residents

Corteva provides a positive work environment and diverse job opportunities for local residents. Our employees are our greatest resource, and we are proud to extend these opportunities so that residents can remain in the Islands and provide for their families.

Corteva Agriscience™ is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, we've harnessed agriculture's brightest minds and expertise gained over two centuries of scientific achievement. 

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