News Briefs July 10, 2017

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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 atsusan.mantey@pioneer.com.


Pioneer In the News

Purdue, DuPont Pioneer Train Grad Students to Phenotype for the Future

Purdue University graduate students, in collaboration with DuPont Pioneer, will discuss “Phenotyping for the Future” at the Purdue Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium Aug. 3 in West Lafayette, Indiana.

“The DuPont Pioneer Plant Science Symposia provide students with an opportunity for concentrated learning in plant science in a short period of time,” said Jeff Schussler, senior research manager at DuPont Pioneer. Scholarships are available to interested grad students…Read more


NDSU Athletics, DuPont Pioneer Kick Off Tailgate Tour

The North Dakota State Athletics Department and DuPont Pioneer are embarking on a six-stop Tailgate Tour to promote Pioneer® GrowingPoint® agronomy plot events and celebrate NDSU’s close ties to agriculture.

At each stop, NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen, along with select Bison coaches and former players, will talk to fans about the athletics program. Also on hand will be agronomists and account managers to discuss the latest technologies from Pioneer that are available to growers. Attendees can eat, talk with coaches and Pioneer representatives, register to win prizes and pick up Bison athletics promotional materials…Read more


Crop Insights

Managing Gray Leaf Spot

Gray leaf spot was once considered a minor disease in corn, but as growers began adopting no-till practices, its prevalence has increased. Despite the name, leaves do not turn gray right away, but rather a tan or brown color prior to fungal sporulation. The grayish color of lesions is due to sporulation of the pathogen…Read more


Is Taller Better for Soybean Yields?

Managing soybean plant height can have positive impacts on yields. Environments prone to producing higher yields generally promote taller, more robust plants, which are more susceptible to lodging. Lodging can reduce soybean yields by up to 10 percent…Read more

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