Global Seed Brand DONMARIO To Market Soybeans In The United States

Soybean growers now have a new option for world-class genetics and seed. Global brand DONMARIO is now marketing soybeans in the United States for the first time.

Gibson City, IL (August 1, 2018) - DONMARIO, with U.S. headquarters in Gibson City, IL, is part of one of the largest soybean genetics companies in the world, but has never before sold seed in the United States. Focusing strictly on developing leading genetics for local geographies, the brand is dedicated to providing soybean growers in the United States with the highest yielding soybeans on the market, packaged together with the latest traits, technology, and extensive agronomic insight.

“We believe the time is right for a family-owned seed brand, with world-class genetics and a customer-first orientation to have success in the United States,” says Ignacio Bartolome, U.S. & Canada Business Director for GDM Seeds, parent company of the DONMARIO brand. “We have been developing exciting new varieties in the U.S. for over 12 years, and believe growers are going to be very pleased with the results of our elite breeding program.”

DONMARIO has more than 100 U.S. yield research locations and is testing over 100,000 new soybean varieties in the United States annually. The group operate soybean breeding centers in Gibson City, IL and Marion AR, with a third breeding center in southwestern Minnesota planned to open in January 2019. DONMARIO group brings cutting edge breeding and research techniques to these locations, which are focused on developing genetics that will exceed the expectations of growers across local geographies throughout the United States

In 2019, DONMARIO will be marketed by Burrus Seed of Arenzville, IL and available to growers across their footprint in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Other distribution partners in key soybean production areas are in negotiation. As new genetics and distribution partners are brought to market and aligned that geography will expand rapidly.

“We expect DONMARIO to be a national brand here in the U.S.,” says Bartolome. “We have great respect for the productivity of the American farmer, and believe they are exactly the type of producers who find value in a brand like DONMARIO. We know how to put the customer first and develop elite genetics, and these are the type of progressive growers that appreciate that focus and capability.”

Burrus Seed Company to market DonMario soybeans

Arenzville, IL (August 1, 2018) - Burrus Seed Company is pleased to announce the addition of DONMARIO brand soybeans to their multi-brand portfolio of corn and soybean products. The DONMARIO brand will provide growers an opportunity to access a new global source of soybean genetics. Burrus provides the regional experience to make this joint venture an ideal opportunity.

Independent, family-owned DONMARIO brand was established in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today, DONMARIO is one of the world’s most distinguished soybean brands and genetics specialists, having developed market-leading soybean genetics in six countries and selling over 16 million units of soybeans globally.

“We are excited to add another brand to our multi-brand strategy,” says Tim Greene, president of Burrus Seed. “It has been an honor to work with the Bartolomé family and team over the last 16 months to make this possibility a reality. We feel privileged to be on the cutting edge, helping launch this prestigious brand in the US and expect rapid acceptance of these products as growers become familiar with the DONMARIO history and performance."

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DONMARIO ( is one of the world’s most distinguished soybean genetics specialists, having developed market leading soybean genetics in six countries and selling over 16 million units of soybeans globally. The group breed and market soybean, corn and wheat seed from South America to South Africa – and now in the U.S. and North America. With global headquarters in Chacabuco, Argentina, DONMARIO owns 54% market share in soybean-rich Argentina and in 2018 received the prestigious distinction of winning the Brazilian national soybean yield contest.