Levi Mansur, general manager of Mansur Agricultural Services. MAS is a chilean company organized to assist Northern Hemisphere breeders release new varieties of soybean, corn, and dry beans.

Plant breeding services

Custom research

Seed production



Manager's background.

Dr. Levi Mansur is the general manager of MAS. He is also a professor of plant breeding at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He obtained his B.S. and M. Sc. degrees in Agronomy from Colorado and Washington State Universities respectively and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis. Before returning to Chile in 1990, Dr. Mansur held faculty positions as a soybean breeder and researcher at Iowa State University and as a geneticist at the University of Utah. He pioneered mapping of quantitative trait loci in soybean and is the developer of Minsoy x Noir 1, Minsoy x Archer, Noir 1 x Archer and BSR 101 x PI 437654 recombinant inbred lines populations in wide use by private and public soybean breeders in the U.S.A. and other countries. He is co-developer of several soybean varieties. He is the first Chilean to obtain a plant patent on a native Chilean plant of ornamental value (www.leucocoryne.cl). Current research interests include drought tolerance in corn and soybeans.



Winter nursery - Off-season plant breeding services
We offer plant breeding and commercial seed production for conventional, specialty, and transgenic corn
Seed production: corn, soybeans, drybeans and other crops.
Our winter nursery in Los Andes, Chile.