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