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 have DuPont as a collaborator in our plant sciences program,” said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. “This investment will dramatically enhance our capabilities to improve plants and build on the momentum of the Purdue Moves investment in Plant Sciences.”
“Through this public-private effort, we’re shaping the future of agriculture by seeking to advance research and develop a rich talent pipeline of future employees,” said John Arbuckle, vice president, DuPont Pioneer. “DuPont, Purdue, and, most importantly, growers will benefit from outcomes that could include broader and deeper research insights and better products with consistently higher yields.”