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News Briefs February 12, 2018

Published

Research and development are the lifeblood of many companies. Things are no different at the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, which used research and development to create high oleic soybeans and recently reinvested in R&D with the opening of the Bay Area Innovation Center. This week’s briefs cover those topics, as well as alfalfa stand and the importance of sulfur fertilization.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs February 5, 2018

Published

Investments in ag tech are essential to DuPont Pioneer helping grow customers’ operations and improving the quality and precision of products. This week’s briefs cover investments in both Granular and PrecisionHawk, as well as planting rates and planning for diseases.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 29, 2018

Published

Research isn’t the only thing DuPont Pioneer invests in. Recently, children in rural communities throughout Canada will see the benefit of that investment thanks to a grant from DuPont Pioneer. This week’s briefs cover that investment and whether seed size affects emergence.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 22, 2018

Published

This week’s briefs discuss genome assemblies in research, data layers for variable rate seeding and tips for feeding high corn silage rations.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 15, 2018

Published

New technologies, techniques and practices will continue to take a prominent role in how growers increase yields. This week’s briefs talk about DuPont Pioneer’s efforts to increase yields through new product lines as well as gene editing techniques. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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South Dakota Grower Breaks State Yield Record with Pioneer® P1366AM™ Brand Corn

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 9, 2018 -

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced on December 18, 2017, that Steve Hagena, a resident of Davis, South Dakota, set a new state corn yield record with 312 bushels per acre using Pioneer® P1366AM brand corn.

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News Briefs January 8, 2018

Published

Happy New Year! We want to congratulate David Hula, who closed 2017 in a huge way by setting a new world record for corn yield by achieving 542 bushels with a Pioneer® brand corn hybrid. He broke his old corn yield record set in 2015. In addition, growers planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids won 18 national titles and 82 state categories. This week’s briefs cover yield winners, European Union import approvals and the effect of seed size on emergence.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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DuPont Pioneer, Perdue AgriBusiness Announce Expansion of 2018 High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program

Published

DES MOINES, Iowa, and SALISBURY, MD., Dec. 20, 2017 –

DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness announced plans to increase acreage of Pioneer® brand Plenish®high oleic soybeans in Mid-Atlantic regions including Maryland, Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and western Virginia for 2018 production.

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Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Sorghum Hybrids Win 18 National, 82 State Categories in 2017 NSP Yield Contest

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer congratulates growers who placed in 18 of the 24 national categories in the 2017 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield and Management Contest with Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids. Growers who planted Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids won 6 of 10 first-place, national category finishes.

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News Briefs December 18, 2017

Published

As 2017 winds to a close, DuPont Pioneer is pushing into 2018 by advancing more than 100 new corn and soybean products for commercialization. This week’s briefs cover product advancement, using 2017 to plan for 2018, tillage effects on yield and more.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs February 12, 2018

Published

Research and development are the lifeblood of many companies. Things are no different at the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, which used research and development to create high oleic soybeans and recently reinvested in R&D with the opening of the Bay Area Innovation Center. This week’s briefs cover those topics, as well as alfalfa stand and the importance of sulfur fertilization.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs February 5, 2018

Published

Investments in ag tech are essential to DuPont Pioneer helping grow customers’ operations and improving the quality and precision of products. This week’s briefs cover investments in both Granular and PrecisionHawk, as well as planting rates and planning for diseases.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 29, 2018

Published

Research isn’t the only thing DuPont Pioneer invests in. Recently, children in rural communities throughout Canada will see the benefit of that investment thanks to a grant from DuPont Pioneer. This week’s briefs cover that investment and whether seed size affects emergence.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 22, 2018

Published

This week’s briefs discuss genome assemblies in research, data layers for variable rate seeding and tips for feeding high corn silage rations.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 15, 2018

Published

New technologies, techniques and practices will continue to take a prominent role in how growers increase yields. This week’s briefs talk about DuPont Pioneer’s efforts to increase yields through new product lines as well as gene editing techniques. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs January 8, 2018

Published

Happy New Year! We want to congratulate David Hula, who closed 2017 in a huge way by setting a new world record for corn yield by achieving 542 bushels with a Pioneer® brand corn hybrid. He broke his old corn yield record set in 2015. In addition, growers planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids won 18 national titles and 82 state categories. This week’s briefs cover yield winners, European Union import approvals and the effect of seed size on emergence.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs December 18, 2017

Published

As 2017 winds to a close, DuPont Pioneer is pushing into 2018 by advancing more than 100 new corn and soybean products for commercialization. This week’s briefs cover product advancement, using 2017 to plan for 2018, tillage effects on yield and more.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs December 11, 2017

Published

Advances in technology are paramount to not just the agricultural sector, but society as a whole. Today’s briefs cover a technology agreement between DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical, DuPont Pioneer’s most advanced soybean class, crop plant population research and more.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs December 4, 2017

Published

December is here and growers are considering ways to improve their crops for 2018. This week’s briefs cover DuPont Pioneer’s industry-leading corn genetics, weed control for 2018 and disease issues for wheat.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg Schmidt at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

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News Briefs November 27, 2017

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As I reflect on the past year, I’m thankful for the privilege of working for a great company with a talented, dedicated team, all while providing you with sources and ideas for stories to help farmers improve productivity and profitability. I’m also thankful for a new opportunity on the horizon. Starting Dec. 4, I am moving to a new role as the marketing communication manager for Crop Protection’s corn and soybean herbicides. It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I look forward to reconnecting at trade shows and other industry events.

While my replacement has yet to be named, Gregg Schmidt is leading the public affairs group and is looking forward to receiving your media requests during this interim period. You can reach Gregg at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

Sincerely,
Susan

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South Dakota Grower Breaks State Yield Record with Pioneer® P1366AM™ Brand Corn

Published

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 9, 2018 -

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced on December 18, 2017, that Steve Hagena, a resident of Davis, South Dakota, set a new state corn yield record with 312 bushels per acre using Pioneer® P1366AM brand corn.

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DuPont Pioneer, Perdue AgriBusiness Announce Expansion of 2018 High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program

Published

DES MOINES, Iowa, and SALISBURY, MD., Dec. 20, 2017 –

DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness announced plans to increase acreage of Pioneer® brand Plenish®high oleic soybeans in Mid-Atlantic regions including Maryland, Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and western Virginia for 2018 production.

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Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Sorghum Hybrids Win 18 National, 82 State Categories in 2017 NSP Yield Contest

Published

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer congratulates growers who placed in 18 of the 24 national categories in the 2017 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield and Management Contest with Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids. Growers who planted Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids won 6 of 10 first-place, national category finishes.

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DuPont Pioneer Enhances North America Corn Lineup with 51 New High-Performing Products

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2017 — DuPont Pioneer announced today that it will offer growers 51 new high-performing corn products that further expand the deepest, broadest commercial product lineup in the U.S. and Canada. The products range from ultra-early maturity 69-CRM corn to full-season 118-CRM corn and include 22 new genetic platforms.

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DuPont Pioneer Expands its Game-Changing Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybean Lineup for 2018

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2017 — DuPont Pioneer announced today that it will offer 56 new high yield potential Pioneer® brand A-Series soybean products for growers in the U.S. and Canada in 2018. This new class of outstanding varieties builds the overall performance advantage for the 110 Pioneer brand A-series soybeans commercialized in the past two seasons to 2.0 bu/acre. This lead was measured in more than 42,000 on-farm comparisons against competitive varieties ranging in maturity from groups 000 to 7.

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DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company Announce Global Seed-Applied Technology Agreement

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DES MOINES, Iowa, and WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 – DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited announced today a global agreement to collaborate on the development, registration and commercialization of seed-applied technologies for use in key crops around the world.

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Expansion of 2018 High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 29, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer announced today that farmers will have additional acres available for production contracts of Pioneer® brand Plenish®^ high oleic soybeans for the 2018 growing season. Soybeans contracted under this program will be processed by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) in Frankfort, Indiana, and a network of elevators, increasing grower access to this value-added market opportunity.

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Pioneer Brand Corn, Soybean Products Excel in 2017 Harvest

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, Nov. 8, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer’s commitment to bringing growers the best possible products has been validated, once again, in the weigh wagon. With outstanding yield advantages from products like the world-record setting Pioneer®brand P1197 family of products, and Pioneer® variety 31A22X, growers throughout the United States are reaping the benefits of Pioneer’s investment in research, breeding and local testing.

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Arysta LifeScience and DuPont to Collaborate in Global Seed Treatment Deal

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CARY, N.C. and JOHNSTON, IOWA (7 November 2017) — Arysta LifeScience, a Platform Specialty Products Company (NYSE:PAH), recently announced that it has initiated a long-term global strategic collaboration with DuPont. Arysta LifeScience will supply to DuPont Crop Protection, a business unit of DowDuPont Agriculture Division, an innovative fungicide technology with an initial focus on corn and soybean seed applied products. Concurrently, DuPont will acquire rights to register, develop and commercialize seed applied products through its seed brands, to third-party seed companies, and ag retailers globally, that include Arysta LifeScience technology. Both companies intend to extend the collaboration to the development of additional products for other crops.

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DuPont Pioneer, CHS Announce 2018 High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program for Minnesota and Iowa

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DuPont Pioneer and CHS Inc. (CHS) announced today that CHS Processing and Food Ingredients will offer production contracts for Pioneer® brand Plenish®^ high oleic soybeans for 2018 production in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. This is the second year CHS is contracting soybeans to be processed at its Fairmont, Minn., plant, increasing grower access to this value-added market opportunity.

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