BASF just announced (pdf) that their Status herbicide has received EPA registration.
Iowa Corn just picked Morgan & Myers to handle their account from their Waterloo office. They’ll be taking care of membership retention; government, research and business development; and market development, which includes ethanol. Iowa Corn is the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Corn Growers Association.
If you had asked me a week ago what Bio-PDO is I wouldn’t have a clue. However, after helping distribute a news release for Pioneer this morning I now know that it’s a bio product made from corn and like a lot of biotechnology, it’s helping us reduce our dependence on oil while helping American farmers. Commercial production of Bio-PDO™ …
I did lots of miles through the corn and soybean fields today. I had meetings in Des Moines and then it was on to Cedar Falls. Along the way a little while ago as it was getting dark you could see lots of this going on.
The National Corn Growers Association is looking for a few good leaders. Do you think you’ve got the right stuff? Know someone who does?
Corn has many uses, as well all know but a new up and growing industry is the corn burning stoves. My grandparents have one, and I know of a few others and they are very economical, energy sufficient, and effective.
The final stage of our media day at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. was an opportunity for interviews. A couple of the guys escaped me but I have several for you.
After lunch we had two final presentations. The first one was done by John Salmeron, Group Leader, Applied Genomics.
We couldn’t get out of the research area without talking about bugs. Particularly bugs that chew on corn plants.
After visiting the greenhouses we toured into a lab where we got an enzyme lesson. We also got to watch a real time demonstration.