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News Briefs July 17, 2017

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News You Can Use As summer rolls on, many areas are experiencing warm temperatures. What does that mean for growers? This week’s briefs cover how high night temperatures can affect corn yields, the spider mite’s proclivity to reproduce in hot environments, how DuPont Pioneer uses automation to increase efficiency and whether growers should apply a fungicide.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 10, 2017

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News You Can Use DuPont Pioneer is known for its leadership in agronomy, genetics and skills development. This week’s news briefs highlight Pioneer continuing this effort in an educational collaboration with Purdue University and through a fun and informative opportunity with North Dakota State University.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 3, 2017

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News You Can Use This week’s news briefs include the latest on DuPont Pioneer’s work with CRISPR-Cas, why waxy corn was the perfect launching point of CRISPR-Cas editing, how nitrogen in starter fertilizer can lead to reduced stands and early cases of potato leafhoppers in alfalfa.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 26, 2017

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News You Can Use In this week’s news briefs, we offer story tips on applying nitrogen, early wheat harvest and corn pollination.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 19, 2017

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News You Can Use ‘Tis the season for corn stress. This week, we give you story tips on managing it, color-changing corn leaves, slug infestations and the effort to gain consumer acceptance for CRISPR.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 12, 2017

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News You Can Use Warmer weather, longer days and…ugly crops? This week, read about the problems still facing growers, what makes corn look “ugly,” why cover crops can help keep things sustainable and the effect wind lodging may have on yields.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 5, 2017

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News You Can Use With initial planting nearly done and stands being evaluated, many growers are making tough decisions about replanting. This week, get news tips for June replanting options, corn rootworm bettle scouting and rapid growth syndrome in corn, as well as information about DuPont Pioneer leaders mentoring agtech startups.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 30, 2017

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News You Can Use Accelerating product development to help feed the world is a global challenge. News tips this week include DuPont’s investment in accelerating African research, local excitement about A-Series soybeans and the management and monitoring of nitrogen for crops.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 22, 2017

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Wet weather through much of the Corn Belt did more than delay planting—it affected nitrogen levels and insect pressures. This week, we offer tips on measuring nitrogen levels, scouting fields planted with cover crops and more.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 15, 2017

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Planters are rolling through the fields in-between storms, but getting seed in the ground isn’t the only concern for growers. Heavy rains, cold temperatures and soggy fields have many growers worried about weeds, diseases and the state of the seed in the ground. We tackle those topics this week, as well as how to identify corn stalk rot and why applying early nitrogen is key to getting seed off to a good start.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs July 17, 2017

Published

News You Can Use As summer rolls on, many areas are experiencing warm temperatures. What does that mean for growers? This week’s briefs cover how high night temperatures can affect corn yields, the spider mite’s proclivity to reproduce in hot environments, how DuPont Pioneer uses automation to increase efficiency and whether growers should apply a fungicide.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 10, 2017

Published

News You Can Use DuPont Pioneer is known for its leadership in agronomy, genetics and skills development. This week’s news briefs highlight Pioneer continuing this effort in an educational collaboration with Purdue University and through a fun and informative opportunity with North Dakota State University.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 3, 2017

Published

News You Can Use This week’s news briefs include the latest on DuPont Pioneer’s work with CRISPR-Cas, why waxy corn was the perfect launching point of CRISPR-Cas editing, how nitrogen in starter fertilizer can lead to reduced stands and early cases of potato leafhoppers in alfalfa.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 26, 2017

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News You Can Use In this week’s news briefs, we offer story tips on applying nitrogen, early wheat harvest and corn pollination.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 19, 2017

Published

News You Can Use ‘Tis the season for corn stress. This week, we give you story tips on managing it, color-changing corn leaves, slug infestations and the effort to gain consumer acceptance for CRISPR.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 5, 2017

Published

News You Can Use With initial planting nearly done and stands being evaluated, many growers are making tough decisions about replanting. This week, get news tips for June replanting options, corn rootworm bettle scouting and rapid growth syndrome in corn, as well as information about DuPont Pioneer leaders mentoring agtech startups.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 30, 2017

Published

News You Can Use Accelerating product development to help feed the world is a global challenge. News tips this week include DuPont’s investment in accelerating African research, local excitement about A-Series soybeans and the management and monitoring of nitrogen for crops.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 22, 2017

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Wet weather through much of the Corn Belt did more than delay planting—it affected nitrogen levels and insect pressures. This week, we offer tips on measuring nitrogen levels, scouting fields planted with cover crops and more.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 15, 2017

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Planters are rolling through the fields in-between storms, but getting seed in the ground isn’t the only concern for growers. Heavy rains, cold temperatures and soggy fields have many growers worried about weeds, diseases and the state of the seed in the ground. We tackle those topics this week, as well as how to identify corn stalk rot and why applying early nitrogen is key to getting seed off to a good start.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 8, 2017

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CRISPR-Cas is in the news again, and with good reason. Improving the efficiency of genome targeting and delivery methods to create improved hybrids may pay huge dividends down the line. In the meantime, growers are anxious to get out in the field as cold, wet weather rolled through much of the country. Read about these topics and more in this week’s briefs.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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DuPont Pioneer’s New CRISPR-Cas Website Demonstrates Abundant Potential for Agriculture

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, April 26, 2017 –

Want to learn more about CRISPR-Cas applications in agriculture? DuPont Pioneer today launched a unique website (CRISPRCas.pioneer.com) that demonstrates how this advanced plant breeding technology is a more efficient way to improve plants and help farmers produce more and better food, with fewer resources. It highlights the business’ principles, research and collaboration efforts in this area.

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Creating a Safety Net for Genetic Diversity

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On remote Spitsbergen Island, more than 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault protects the genetic diversity of the plants humanity needs to survive. The vault preserves more than 930,000 seed samples, donated by 73 countries and research organizations. The seeds, duplicates of samples stored in hundreds of seed banks around the world, provide insurance against the loss of genetic diversity that could occur if seed in those facilities were destroyed.

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DuPont Pioneer and its Sales Agencies Give $20,000 in Grants in Eastern Dakotas, Western Minnesota

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ROCHESTER, Minn., April 10, 2017 — DuPont Pioneer and 18 local Pioneer sales agencies in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota have contributed $20,000 to area agricultural youth education and farm safety efforts. The grants, awarded to 21 community groups, range from $500 to $1500. Local Pioneer sales agencies nominated these deserving area organizations, and in many cases matched the DuPont Pioneer commercial team’s award amounts.

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DuPont Pioneer Provides Access to Proprietary Phenotyping Technology; Sponsors Purdue Endowed Chair in Plant Sciences

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., and Des Moines, Iowa, March 30, 2017 – DuPont and Purdue University announced today that Purdue has been granted access to DuPont Pioneer’s proprietary phenotyping and ear photometry technology as part of an innovative research collaboration. To further enable the advancement of students pursuing agriculture-related majors and support plant sciences research, DuPont also will sponsor the Henry Wallace Chair in Plant Sciences in the Purdue University College of Agriculture.

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Research Funded by United Sorghum Checkoff Program Advances Sorghum Breeding Technology

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LUBBOCK, Texas and DES MOINES, Iowa, March 2, 2017 - A three-year research collaboration effort between the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and DuPont Pioneer has yielded a major new tool for sorghum improvement. DuPont Pioneer research scientists, led by Cleve Franks and Tanveer Hussain, discovered two sorghum haploid inducer lines. The first of its kind, these patent-pending inducer lines enable the creation of doubled haploid sorghum, which is the first step to significantly accelerating the sorghum breeding process.

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Limited Commercial Introduction of Pioneer® Brand Qrome™ Corn Products

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Limited Commercial Introduction of Pioneer® Brand Qrome™ Corn Products Next-Generation Triple-Stack Products Unlock Yield Potential Within Genetic Platforms DES MOINES, Iowa, March 2, 2017 DuPont Pioneer announced today the limited commercial introduction of its Pioneer® brand Qrome™ products for the 2017 growing season. Over 100 growers in the western U.S. Corn Belt will plant these new, high-yielding products that feature a triple stack of multiple insect protection traits, including two modes of action to control corn rootworm.

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DuPont Pioneer and CNH Industrial Enable Growers to Get Connected

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SAN ANTONIO, March 1, 2017 - DuPont Pioneer and CNH Industrial today announced an agreement to enable wireless data transfer capabilities between EncircaSM services and the advanced farm management systems of AFS Connect™ from Case IH and PLM™ Connect from New Holland Agriculture. Case IH and New Holland are agricultural equipment brands of CNH Industrial. The agreement supports the seamless flow of information between the tailored, whole-farm solutions from Pioneer known as Encirca services and a grower's high-tech field equipment, including the AFS Pro 700 and IntelliView IV displays from Case IH and New Holland, respectively.

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DuPont Pioneer Soil Fertility Study Affirms Phosphorus, Potassium Levels Can Impact Yields

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DES MOINES, Iowa, March 1, 2017 - Critical analysis of yield results from the 2016 growing season further affirmed a DuPont Pioneer studyreleased in August 2016 that indicated growers may be leaving profit potential in the field by not carefully managing phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) levels.

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DuPont Pioneer Unveils All-New Suite of Grower Tools from Encirca℠ Services

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2017 - DuPont Pioneer is launching its next generation of Encirca℠ services tools as an easy-to-use, web-based dashboard during Commodity Classic 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4. 

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DuPont Pioneer Special Media Events at 2017 Commodity Classic

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 23, 2017 ‐ Experts from DuPont and DuPont Pioneer will be on hand for special media events at the 2017 Commodity Classic, sharing insights into the agricultural industry and highlighting new products to help growers achieve maximum yields.

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