News Briefs March 26, 2018


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DuPont Pioneer’s dedication to research and technology partnerships is the cornerstone of its industry-leading agronomic information. This week’s briefs cover research on a new partnership between Granular and satellite imagery firm Planet, sorghum research breakthroughs, and corn seeding rates.

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In the News

Granular Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Planet to Deliver Satellite Imagery to Farms Globally

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, through its software business, Granular, recently announced a significantly expanded global partnership with Planet — an integrated aerospace and data analytics company — to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers. The three-year agreement will integrate Planet’s global satellite imagery data into Granular’s farm-management software suite…Read more

Sorghum Research Breakthroughs

As part of a collaboration between DuPont Pioneer and the Sorghum Checkoff, scientists discovered two sorghum haploid inducer lines, a breakthrough that will allow sorghum hybrids to move through the breeding pipeline quicker than ever before…Read more

Crop Insights

Determining Local Corn Seeding Rates

DuPont Pioneer has been conducting plant population studies with corn hybrids for more than three decades throughout the U.S. and Canada to determine the optimum seeding rate for a grower’s unique local conditions. DuPont Pioneer researchers target representative environments based on maturity zone, expected yield…Read more

The Benefits of Planting Soybeans Early

DuPont Pioneer research has consistently shown the value of timely soybean planting. Recent research looked at the effects of planting varieties of different maturities at normal and earlier timings. Planting early allows growers to plant longer maturity varieties with higher yield potentials…Read more

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