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  • Aug 9, 2011
    Farm Industry News

    Agricultural crops keep up with slow rate of climate change

    A panel of science fellows found "unequivocal" evidence that climate change is occurring. David Gustafson, senior fellow with Monsanto, was part of the panel and explains how climate change started occurring in the 1960s....More
  • Apr 25, 2011

    Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum AcreMax 1 includes rootworm refuge in the bag

    Pioneer Hi-Bred's first refuge-in-a-bag product, Optimum AcreMax 1, has seen strong sales for 2011, according to Bill Belzer, senior marketing manager, North America corn. The next generation of refuge products should be approved for use in 2012....More
  • Apr 14, 2011

    Pioneer Hi-Bred considers farm seed selling a 12-month cycle

    The business of selling seed to farmers is no longer seasonal, but a year-long cycle, according to Bill Belzer, Pioneer Hi-Bred senior marketing manager, North America corn....More
  • Apr 14, 2011

    Dekalb offers single-bag corn refuge product

    Monsanto has announced limited availability of Dekalb brand Genuity SmartStax RIB complete corn, a single-bag solution for refuge management. Dekalb Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete corn combines a blend of 95 percent Dekalb Genuity SmartStax corn seed and 5 percent refuge (non-Bt) seed for farmers in the Corn Belt.  This technology eliminates the need for a separate, structured refuge when planted across a whole field....More
  • Apr 11, 2011

    Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product

    Monsanto just received full regulatory approval for a single-bag refuge product for corn. The product is called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and can be planted across a corn grower’s entire field. It is a blend of 95% Genuity SmartStax corn seed and 5% refuge (non-Bt) seed. No separate, structured refuge is needed for either above- or below-ground pests in the Corn Belt. Monsanto does caution that growers planting Genuity SmartStax without the RIB Complete will still need a refuge....More
  • Apr 8, 2011

    Syngenta, Bayer CropScience to develop HPPD-tolerant soybean trait

    Growing weed resistance is driving the seed trait business. Syngenta and Bayer CropScience just announced that the two companies will collaborate on the development of an HPPD-herbicide-tolerant trait for soybeans. Adding HPPD-tolerance to the trait mix will help growers combat weed resistance, particularly to glyphosate. The trait is in the early development and will not be launched in North America until the “second half of this decade,” according to a news release from Syngenta....More
  • Mar 30, 2011
    Farm Industry News

    Monsanto's mobile display teaches how America's farmers will feed the world

    Monsanto will take its 1,000-sq.-ft. mobile display around the country to fairs and festivals to tell consumers about America's farmers. Consumers will learn that farmers can meet the challenge of feeding the world, according to Mark Halton, Monsanto corporate marketing....More
  • Mar 28, 2011
    Farm Industry News

    Asgrow, Genuity offer high-yield management practices for soybeans

    A Genuity/Roundup Ready 2 Yield platform from Monsanto with high-yield management practices offers growers substantial yield increases in soybeans. Jerry Devore, Asgrow marketing manager, and Lisa Flynn, Genuity traits marketing manager, explain the practices....More
  • Mar 23, 2011

    Bayer CropScience purchases Hornbeck Seed Company

    Bayer CropScience is strengthening its position in soybean breeding with the purchase of Hornbeck Seed Company. Bayer made the announcement March 23. Hornbeck is a privately held seed company that sells soybean germplasm along with breeding for wheat and rice. The company is located in DeWitt, AK, and has supplied seed mostly to the South....More
  • Mar 14, 2011

    Optimum AcreMax from Pioneer Hi-Bred simplifies refuge planting

    Optimum AcreMax is a first generation seed product from Pioneer Hi-Bred available for planting spring 2011....More
  • Mar 9, 2011

    Monsanto enters into algae-based research with Sapphire Energy

    Algae can be grown, screened, tested and selected with high throughput tools, which will enable researchers to more quickly identify promising genes....More
  • Mar 3, 2011

    Dow AgroSciences unveils new herbicide-tolerant trait system

    Dow AgroSciences has announced the Enlist Weed Control System, which is a herbicide tolerant trait system that provides tolerance to a new 2,4-D product as well as glyphosate tolerance. Pending regulatory approval, commercial launch of the product in corn is anticipated in 2013, with other crops to soon follow....More

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