News Briefs February 19, 2018


News You Can Use

Commodity Classic is a week away, so those of you looking to escape to the warmer California weather will be welcomed by the DowDuPont experts available at our booth. This week’s briefs include information about Commodity Classic, being a leader in CRISPR, the benefits of the DowDuPont merger and more. 

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In the News

DowDuPont Leads Global CRISPR Patent Landscape

iRunway, a technology research firm specializing in patent licensing and litigation, released a global patent landscape report on CRISPR, which analyzed 4,336 IP assets in CRISPR filed over the past 20 years. The report found that DowDuPont leads the CRISPR global patent landscape with 514 IP assets…Read more

DowDuPont Merger Will Speed Up Innovation to Face Farming Challenges ‘Quickly’

The merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont aims to accelerate innovation in agriculture to help all farm sizes, as well as rapidly prepare for future challenges, according to Pierre Flye Sainte Marie, the head of DowDuPont’s Agriculture Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

“If innovation is not at the center of operations, a situational risk may emerge when more issues arise and the agility to solve them quickly is not present,” Flye Sainte Marie said…Read more

Crop Insights

Digital Agronomy Tools Help with Planning

No matter how the spring planting season goes, farmers should have a game plan in place. With Encirca® services Field Planner, farmers can access as-planted, as-applied and harvest maps that summarize the performance of product and crop management zones. Growers can create field-by-field product plans to account for inventory and generate variable-rate seeding prescriptions that can be delivered through the mobile app…Read more

Controlling Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth Weed

Controlling waterhemp is a large concern for farmers in the Midwest. In order to control waterhemp and Palmer amaranth weed species, there are several options available to growers, including leveraging soil applied herbicides, multiple modes of action, overlapping residuals and the use of post herbicide technologies if needed…Read more

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