Corn en New genetic tools to boost productivity <div class="field-deck"> There's a term you'll hear more of in the future - CRISPR-Cas - and DuPont Pioneer is putting the tech to use. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There's a precision genetic tool being put to work in crop breeding that offers benefits for future elite, high-performing crops. Pioneer is moving forward with work on a commercial hybrid.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Crops Corn Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:17:00 +0000 82911 at <p>With CRISPR-Cas it&#39;s possible to do precision gene insertions (or deletions) in a crop genome that boost productivity or enhance other traits. This isn&#39;t a GMO because the work done involves traits from the same species - corn gene into a corn plant, for example.</p> Photo: Willie Vogt Purdue gets $1.1 million to improve heat-stress tolerance of maize <div class="field-byline"> By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purdue University scientists will receive a $1.1 million grant to find ways to increase maize's tolerance to heat.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Weather Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:01:00 +0000 63581 at Photo: Tom Campbell, Purdue University Syngenta's Garst brand ends in 2014 <div class="field-byline"> Karen McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Garst name on hybrids will not be used by Syngenta after 2013. Syngenta is rebranding its hybrids under Golden Harvest and upgrading its Seed Advisors who sell the seed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Syngenta Corn Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:31:00 +0000 63321 at DuPont Pioneer doubles amount of Aquamax drought-tolerant corn hybrids for 2013 <div class="node-body article-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"> At a recent media event in Johnston, Iowa, DuPont Pioneer announced that it is doubling the number of Optimum AQUAmax drought-tolerant corn hybrids from 22 in 2012 to 44 in 2013. With the U.S. Drought monitor continuing to show drought as a major problem well into this month, more and more growers are asking about drought-tolerant hybrids, says Reed Mayberry, senior marketing manager, DuPont Pioneer.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn DuPont Drought Seed Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:05:00 +0000 62931 at Selecting corn hybrids for 2013: considerations for the important buying decision <div class="field-byline"> Source: South Dakota State University Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> It is that time of year for South Dakota farmers to place orders for corn seed. Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension Agronomist says two questions many growers should ask are: 1) How many hours do I spend selecting corn hybrids? 2) Who and what influence my decision?<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Seed Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:46:00 +0000 60601 at Photo: Mike Krivit How farmers buy crop inputs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> In December, <em>Farm Industry News</em> will publish its 2013 Buyers&rsquo; Forecast issue, chockfull of predictions about pricing and supply of farm inputs for the upcoming year. In my tangential approach to researching this story, I stumbled across the term &ldquo;neuromarketing,&rdquo; described as a new field of marketing research that studies buyers&rsquo; brains and measures their body&rsquo;s response to marketing stimuli.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Crop Protection Buying/Purchasing Farm Equipment Inputs Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:40:00 +0000 60061 at Seed companies under pressure to meet high demand for seed corn <div class="node-body article-body"><p> As U.S. corn producers continue the push toward more and more corn acres &mdash; surpassing 96 million acres in 2012 &mdash; the pressure on the entire production system has mounted exponentially. Nowhere is that pressure felt more than at the beginning of the corn cycle &mdash; growing hybrid corn seed.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Seed Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:47:00 +0000 59561 at Photo: Mike Krivit Beck's Hybrids is confident of seed supply during drought <div class="node-body video-body">Beck's Hybrids reports the company planted 150% of anticipated seed needs in 2012. In addition, the seed was planted over a period of time and in different geographies. As a result, Beck's expects to meet their customers' needs for seed corn in 2013, according to Ashley Woodward Fischer of Beck's. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Drought Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:03:00 +0000 58741 at Agricultural companies respond to drought impact <div class="node-body video-body">Beck's Hybrids, Monsanto and Kinze discuss how the companies are handling drought issues with their customers and business. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Drought Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:24:00 +0000 58611 at New iPad seed-buying app from Great Lakes Hybrids <div class="node-body article-body">Great Lakes Hybrids has launched a new iPad app that is an interactive seed guide to help growers make seed-purchasing decisions. The app is free and downloadable from the iTunes Store. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:56:00 +0000 58401 at