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News Briefs October 23, 2017

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During last week’s World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, DuPont Pioneer announced several collaborations that showcase its efforts to improve food production locally and around the world. Pioneer and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will jointly provide non-exclusive licenses to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property, and Pioneer is providing the Danforth Plant Science Center access to IP technologies for using CRISPR-Cas. 

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DuPont Pioneer and Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard Join Forces to Enable Democratic Access to CRISPR Licensing in Agriculture

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DuPont Pioneer and the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard announced today that they have reached an agreement to jointly provide non-exclusive licenses to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property under their respective control for use in commercial agricultural research and product development. These two major CRISPR-Cas9 license holders are coming together with the shared goal of enabling all entities wanting to apply the technology for agricultural applications with a full range of CRISPR-Cas9 tools. Such foundational intellectual property (IP) for CRISPR-Cas9 technology will be freely available to universities and nonprofit organizations for academic research. Pioneer is a business unit of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™.

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DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers

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DuPont Pioneer and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center) have entered into a multiyear public/private partnership, including licensing and research collaboration agreements. The goal is to jointly develop improved food security crops.

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News Briefs October 16, 2017

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As growers focus on harvest and ways to improve their practices for 2018, DuPont Pioneer is right there with them. This week’s briefs provide advice for getting the most out of your yield data, best practices for fall applied nitrogen, efforts to improve CRISPR-Cas and recent breakthroughs for wheat breeding.

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DuPont Pioneer and CasZyme Collaborating to Advance New CRISPR-Cas Gene-Editing Tools

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DuPont Pioneer and recently formed CasZyme, a startup company based in Vilnius, Lithuania, announced today that they have entered into a multiyear collaboration to identify and characterize novel CRISPR-Cas nucleases. The goal of the collaboration is to provide CRISPR researchers with additional tools for gene editing across all applications.

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News Briefs October 9, 2017

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We continue our harvest theme in this week’s briefs. Read about the drawbacks of harvesting soybeans that are too dry, whether corn still has time to dry in the field, what affects grain quality and the unwavering commitment of DuPont Pioneer to Agribusiness. 

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 October 2, 2017

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Growers are measuring yields and making decisions for 2018. This week’s briefs cover improvements in soybean yields, conditions for a big corn harvest, managing grain moisture for dividends and weed management. 

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 September 25, 2017

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Combines are beginning to roll in many parts of the country, while others wait patiently for their crops to mature enough for harvest. In this week’s briefs, we cover the state of both corn and soybeans, as well as any issues that may affect yields.

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 September 18, 2017

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DuPont Pioneer employees and volunteers went south to lend a helping hand to farmers affected by hurricane Harvey, coining it #ProudToBeAFarmer. This week’s media briefs cover that and more.

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 September 11, 2017

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As the season turns toward harvest, so is attention to the 2018 season. This week’s briefs discuss how hybrid selection can make a difference, the shift away from trans fats in soybeans and more. 

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

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