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. ...More
Cindy Langenberg, senior human resources manager for Dupont Pioneer, spoke recently at a media event in Johnston, Ia. on the company's efforts to recruit the next generation of agriculture professionals. Dupont Pioneer has added 1,000 jobs each year over the past five years, and Langenberg says the ag industry as a whole has remained strong in its job opportunities as some other industries have struggled....More
Corn residue increases proportionally with corn yields, creating management challenges for growers. To help address those, agronomists and scientists from DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Industrial Biosciences teamed up to conduct research on the impact of residue removal on the long-term agronomic and environmental integrity of fields. Stover is also evaluated for cellulosic ethanol production, which has benefits for both farmers and biofuel producers.
Rodd Robran, Approach fungicide launch manager for DuPont, provides an overview of the major benefits of this new product, scheduled for registration in the early second quarter of 2012. The product is intended for use on corn, soybeans, dry beans and canola. Approach is a preventative fungicide and also contains curative properties, making it particularly useful when delays can occur due to weather, for example. The product fights white mold in soybeans, among other diseases. For more information, visit www.dupont.com....More
DuPont opened a $40 million plant genetics research facility in Johnston, Iowa, today to support its commitment to increasing agricultural productivity and food security. Approximately 400 new jobs will be created through the increased research and development capabilities housed in the 200,000 sq. ft. building....More
DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred will work with Evogene for the search and development of rust-resistant soybean varieties. Soybean rust is one of the most devastating fungal diseases of soybeans in the world....More
DuPont Crop Protection expects its new fungicide, called Aproach, to be available for 2012. The company says Aproach offers control of white mold in soybeans and grey leaf spot and other diseases in corn. Wayne Schumacher, traits manager for DuPont Crop Protection, also describes a new fungicide for wheat....More