Optimum AQUAmax For Water-Limited Environments

Jamie Johansen

Drought hasn’t yet been moved to the back burner as companies like Dupont Pioneer make it a priority to engineer products to help farmers in times of uncontrollable circumstances. National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk gave agri-businesses a voice to share their latest products. I sat down with Janelle Buxton, Marketing Communication Manager in Corn for Dupont Pioneer. She …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Corn, Dupont, NAFB, Pioneer

Factors Impacting Global Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

What is ahead for global agriculture? Now there’s a question that can’t be easy to answer. But that’s the task Steve Elmore, Economics Director, Dupont Pioneer, had this morning at the AgroNomics Conference. Steve provided attendees with information on the current major factors influencing agriculture. By understanding what these are ASFMRA members can draw more informed conclusions about the current …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASFMRA, Audio, Dupont, Pioneer

Global Food Security Index Adds New Feature

Joanna Schroeder

During events at the 2012 World Food Prize taking place in Des Moines, DuPont announced an enhancement to the Global Food Security Index that was commissioned by DuPont and developed by the Economist Intelligience Unit (EIU). The tool was designed to capture the impact of changes in global food prices at the national level. In response to the rising cost …

Dupont, Elanco, World Food Prize

New Pioneer Forages Communications Coordinator

Melissa Sandfort

Caitlin Keck has been named communications coordinator for the DuPont Pioneer global forages team. Keck will provide marketing and communications support for the Pioneer corn silage, alfalfa and inoculants product lines. Prior to joining the global forages team, Keck was a Pioneer agronomist in York, Neb., with the Pioneer Emerging Leaders Program. Keck is a graduate of the University of …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Pioneer

Monsanto Wins Patent Case Against DuPont Pioneer

Cindy Zimmerman

Monsanto Company has won a patent infringement trial in the U.S. District Court against DuPont Pioneer over the use of Monsanto’s patented Roundup Ready® technology. In rendering its verdict, the federal jury found that DuPont (NYSE: DD) and DuPont Pioneer had willfully infringed Monsanto’s patented Roundup Ready® technology when it tried to patch the problems with DuPont’s own Optimum® GAT® …

Dupont, Monsanto, Pioneer

It Will Be Dupont Pioneer

Chuck Zimmerman

Beginning this weekend you’ll see a new name for Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. As of July 1 it will be known as DuPont Pioneer. According to information I received the change is a part of the company extending DuPont’s efforts in the agricultural and food industries. The change in the name is to reflect a joint mission to find …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Pioneer

Dupont Announces Support For USFRA

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance got a boost from DuPont. The company has announced its support of USFRA by becoming one of the first members of the Premier Partners Advisory Group. “DuPont is proud to support the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance as they bring together an unprecedented group that crosses all boundaries in modern agriculture with a single …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dupont, USFRA

Dupont Acquires Seed Companies

Melissa Sandfort

DuPont has entered into agreements to acquire AgVenture, Kentland, Ind.; Hoegemeyer Hybrids, Hooper, Neb., and NuTech Seed, Ames, Iowa; as part of its Pioneer Hi-Bred business’ PROaccess strategy. Closings are scheduled to occur in the latter part of 2010. Terms were not disclosed. The innovation breadth and depth of Pioneer research and development will strengthen the already robust businesses and …

Dupont, Pioneer

DuPont TankMix iPhone/iPod App

Chuck Zimmerman

I guess I just missed the announcement of the Dupont TankMix iPhone app which of course also works fine on an iPod touch. The DuPont Information Technology’s (IT) Innovation Office, under the leadership of John Puckett, director, IT innovation, sponsored the project. The TankMix App provides basic math calculations for the amount of product and water needed per tank or …

Agribusiness, Dupont