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2012-03-01 13:00:00

Local Testing and Research Matches the Right Technologies and Traits with Grower Needs DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 DuPont significantly increased its new corn product offerings compared to last year with the release of 154 new Pioneer® brand hybrids and integrated refuge products, featuring 36 new genetic families, to better serve growers across North America for the 2012 planting season. “Our dedication to market-based innovations continues to maximize grower...

2012-01-16 10:45:06

For a bigger harvest and faster results: The University of Hohenheim, the MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben start a new chapter in plant breeding In order to breed new varieties of corn with a higher yield faster than ever before, researchers at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, and other institutions are relying on a trick: early selection of the most promising parent plants based on their...

2011-12-15 15:00:00

Collaboration Aims to Identify Additional Modes of Action for Drought Tolerance Des Moines, IA and Rehovot, Israel (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 DuPont and Rosetta Green Ltd. have entered into a strategic research agreement to identify drought tolerance genes in corn and soybeans. Under the agreement, Rosetta Green will use proprietary technology and bioinformatics capabilities to identify microRNAs. DuPont, through its Pioneer Hi-Bred business, will test candidate genes in target crops....

2011-11-21 14:00:00

Collaboration Expands Existing Relationship to Address Important Soybean Traits DES MOINES, Iowa, and REHOVOT, Israel (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 DuPont and Evogene Ltd. today announced a multiyear collaboration to improve resistance to soybean rust, one of the most devastating fungal diseases in soybean. Under the agreement, DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Evogene will collaborate to develop soybean varieties displaying in-plant resistance to rust. Financial terms of the agreement were...

2011-01-06 00:01:44

New DuPont Innovation to Deliver Corn Yield Advantages in Water-Limited Environments Optimum® AQUAmaxâ“ž¢ Hybrids Allow Growers to Minimize Risk, Maximize Productivity Des Moines, IA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011 DuPont launched a new generation of corn hybrids developed and tested to help deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments, allowing growers to minimize risk and maximize productivity. These hybrids will be offered to growers under...

2010-11-10 00:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland and WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta and DuPont today announced that Syngenta has assumed full ownership of GreenLeaf Genetics, LLC, effective November 8, 2010. The transaction dissolves a joint venture between Syngenta Seeds, Inc. and DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. It enables Syngenta and Pioneer to pursue independent licensing strategies for their respective proprietary corn and soybean genetics and biotechnology traits. Davor...

2009-12-04 07:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) business Pioneer Hi-Bred updated its commercialization timelines today for corn hybrids and soybean varieties with the Optimum® GAT® trait. Corn hybrids Optimum GAT corn demonstrates excellent glyphosate and ALS herbicide tolerance efficacy; however, based on comprehensive harvest results, the current version of the trait in corn does not meet Pioneer's high yield standards....

2009-09-01 08:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) has received full Canadian regulatory approval of its proprietary herbicide tolerance trait, Optimum(TM) GAT(TM), in corn and soybeans for cultivation, feed, and food. "The Optimum(TM) GAT(TM) trait combined with our industry-leading genetics and other complementary technologies will help growers maximize yields and allow noticeably cleaner fields through harvest," said Paul E. Schickler, vice president and general...

2008-12-02 08:24:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As agricultural seed selling for the 2009 North America planting season kicks into high gear, preliminary indications suggest superior product performance and enhanced customer service are making a difference for DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. "We had a strong seed product line-up in the marketplace in 2008. The challenging growing season demonstrated the agronomic strengths and overall superiority of our products. But we also had a much...


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