New CRISPR-Cas Website from DuPont Pioneer

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer has launched a new website to help inform about CRISPR-Cas technology. The site highlights how gene editing can improve plants and help produce more and better food with fewer resources. “Acknowledged as a breakthrough in biology, the public conversation about CRISPR-Cas technology across human, animal and plant applications is growing,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, Research & Development, …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Gene Editing

Pioneer Provides Proprietary Tech to Purdue

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer has announced it will grant access of their proprietary phenotyping and ear photometry technology to Purdue University as part of a collaboration to support students in agriculture-related majors and plant science research. In addition, DuPont will sponsor the Henry Wallace Chair in Plant Sciences in the Purdue University College of Agriculture. “We could not be more excited to …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Education, Phenotyping, Research

ASA DuPont Young Leaders Complete Training

Kelly Marshall

American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders have finished their training, focusing on leadership, marketing, issues and discussions. Training took place in conjunction with the Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. “For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified new and emerging leaders for the soybean industry. The program provides training …

Ag Group, ASA, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

High Oleic Soybeans Growing Rapidly

Kelly Marshall

Traditional soybean oil turns rancid rather quickly, limiting shelf life or needing hydrogen gas to be added, creating trans fats. Pioneer’s Plenish soybeans offer three times the shelf life of conventional beans without hydrogenation. Maybe that’s why growers will plant more than 600,000 acres in Indiana and Ohio, as well as Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. With yields that …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans

Ninety Years of DuPont Pioneer at #ASTACSS

Kelly Marshall

Part two of the “Glancing Back and Moving Forward in a Rapidly Changing Industry” session from ASTA CSS brings us to Paul Schickler, President of DuPont Pioneer, but if you missed yesterday’s post with Sonny Beck, make sure and check that out too! DuPont Pioneer has a strong 90 year history, says Schickler, and that’s due in large part to …

Ag Group, ASTA, Audio, Dupont Pioneer

DuPont Pioneer Unveils New Corn and Soybean Products

Cindy Zimmerman

With the theme of “Innovation Elevates Performance for Growers,” DuPont Pioneer used virtual press conferences this week to unveil new corn and soybean products by region. Pioneer is launching 54 new A-Series soybeans for North America; and 53 new top-yielding corn products as part of its expanded lineup for 2017 spring planting. A-Series soybeans are “the highest yielding line of …

Audio, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans

Wife, Mother, Plant-Breeder at #ASTACSS

Kelly Marshall

Earlier this week we got to see ASTA’s latest video project with plant breeder and mother, Jessie Alt.  Today I got to sit down with her to talk about her role connecting consumers with plant science. As a research scientist for DuPont Pioneer, Jessie’s day job is to develop new soybean varieties for farmers, but off the clock she’s a wife and …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, biotechnology, Dupont Pioneer, Video

Agragen Licenses DuPont Patents

Kelly Marshall

Agragen LLC has reached an agreement concerning a family of patents held by DuPont Pioneer to manipulate fatty acid in plant profiles.  The company is focused on creating a high-yielding camelina, or false flax, with the same omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil. “By sustainably producing these bioactive fatty acids, which are so important for human health and disease, we …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Traits

Pioneer Brand Planish High Oleic Soybeans Expanding

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness are making plans to more than double the acreage of Pioneer brand Planish high oleic soybeans.  Beginning 2017 the soybeans will be grown in Maryland, Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Mid-Atlantic growers will have the opportunity to recieve a grain premium with a high oleic contract.  Participating growers will be able to deliver …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans

DuPont Pioneer Advances Biofortification of Sorghum

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International are excited about a new sorghum breakthrough.  Researchers have found that increasing vitamin E and beta-carotene in the grain improves the availability and longevity of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body.  For nations with a prevalence of vitamin A deficiency, this finding could be especially meaningful. “For children up …

Agribusiness, biotechnology, Dupont Pioneer, Sorghum