News Briefs August 28, 2017



Several DuPont Pioneer expert spokespeople will be on hand during the Farm Progress Show 2017 in Decatur, Illinois, to discuss DuPont’s purchase of Granular and the role of digital ag in farming, Pioneer® brand Plenish® high oleic soybeans, Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans and much more. Interviews can be arranged during the tradeshow at booth #833 — the corner of Seventh/Eighth Progress Street and Central Progress Avenue — or by appointment.

Contact Susan Mantey at to schedule an interview.

Benefits of Ag Software: Granular, Encirca® Services and AcreValue

John Chrosniak, DuPont Pioneer VP of Strategy and Planning, will discuss the recently announced acquisition of San Francisco-based Granular, Inc., by DuPont. Hear from Granular, Encirca® services and AcreValue product experts about the latest innovations in software solutions for business, agronomy and land. Attendees can also watch a live demo of each product.

Product Experts:
Tamar Tashjian – VP, AcreValue, Granular
Landon Frye – Market Manager, Granular
Jeremey Groeteke – Senior Manager, Digitization, Encirca® services

Also available for media – Eric Boeck, Director, Encirca® services and John Chrosniak

Tuesday, August 29 – 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Live Auction: Taking Bids for FFA Kids

The final stop on the Unlock your Yield tour is the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, where the Qrome trailer, along with several other items, will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the National FFA Foundation and state FFA associations. The trailer, a Timpte® Super Hopper grain trailer, has toured the nation to raise awareness of Pioneer® brand Qrome® corn products. The auction takes place at 1 p.m. at the DuPont Pioneer booth Thursday, August 31.

Pioneer® Brand Plenish® High Oleic Soybean Stage Presentation

Performance Food Group Company and DuPont Pioneer announced that PFG is introducing a new high-performance soybean oil that is helping expand the market for U.S. soybean growers. The primary ingredient of the new oil is Pioneer® brand Plenish® high oleic soybean oil, which has been shown to maintain its quality longer in fryers and has an oil profile similar to olive oil without impacting taste. Look for more information on Plenish high oleic soybeans, speak to Pioneer experts and engage with PFG representatives at the DuPont Pioneer booth.

Product Experts:
Mike Seidel – Director of Category Management, Performance Food Group
William Layton – USB Director and high oleic soybean grower, Vienna, Maryland
Russ Sanders – Food & Industry Markets director, DuPont Pioneer

Wednesday, August 30 – 10: a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

I Dig DuPont™ Lumisena™ Fungicide Seed Treatment

DuPont™ Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment represents a brand-new way to control Phytophthora, the number-one yield-robbing disease in soybeans. Keith O’Bryan and Mark Reisinger will speak about how the seed treatment uses a new class of chemistry and new mode of action to protect soybean plants. LumisenaTM is the only seed-applied technology that offers protection against Phytophthora with preventative, curative and eradicative activity in soybeans.

Product Experts:
Keith O’Bryan – Agronomy research manager, DuPont Pioneer Mark Reisinger – Senior marketing manager – North American Seed Treatment, DuPont Pioneer

Tuesday, August 29 – 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Wednesday, August 30 – 4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Thursday, August 31 – 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

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