DELTA AND PINE Land Company (D&PL) is the world's leading cotton seed company. This position has been achieved by maintaining a focus on Southern farmers (both cotton and soybean) including the environments in which crops are planted, management practices utilized, and the market demands faced.

This farmer focus drives all of D&PL. Research, technical service and sales and marketing efforts strive to create, sell and support high yielding varieties which perform well under various conditions.

Research has always played a predominant role at D&PL and continues to grow, insuring farmers a good selection of products well into the future. The commitment to research is well illustrated by the recent addition of two research stations - one in Georgia and one on the Texas Rolling Plains - to its standing locations in Arizona, Mississippi (2), South Carolina and Texas. These locations provide research testing throughout the Cotton Belt prior to entering varieties in Technical Services trials as well as the university/extension system tests.

As D&PL began research in transgenic varieties, the company saw the complexity of its products growing dramatically leading to development of the Technical Services department. This group of trained agronomists and plant physiologists conducts in-depth testing on varieties, seed treatments, transgenic traits and other technologies being evaluated for commercialization. Technical Services personnel also play a critical role in supporting the product with customers, providing information and expertise about the varieties and production practices.

By focusing on customers throughout the entire operation, farmers are offered superior varieties developed, produced, supported and sold by Delta and Pine Land. The combination of three distinct product lines - Deltapine, Paymaster and Sure-Grow - provides cotton customers with real choices in varieties while supplying all growers with the top service for which D&PL is known.