DuPont Pioneer – Gene editing, ASA DuPont Young Leaders, Maximizing Soybean Yields

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February 20, 2017

In This Issue
Gene Editing Made Simple
Young Soybean Leaders Gather

Crop Insights
Warmer Soils Improve Corn Emergence
Maximizing Soybean Yields by Improving Agronomic Practices

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Pioneer founded Hy-Line Poultry Farms (now Hy-Line International) in 1936 to produce hybrid egg-laying chickens. Henry B. Wallace, the son of Pioneer’s founder, served as president of the company until 1975. Hy-Line was spun off in 1978.

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Temperatures are rising and spring planting will be here before you know it. This week, get advice on the best soil temperatures for corn emergence and agronomic practices for maximizing soybean yields. We also have news on CRISPR-Cas and the beginning of the journey for the American Soybean Association Young Leaders. DuPont Pioneer experts at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4, can talk about these issues and more. Contact Susan Mantey to schedule an interview during the annual tradeshow.

Pioneer in the News
Gene Editing Made Simple
Gene editing technology holds the promise of fighting crop diseases and improving yields, but the hurdle of making those crops accepted globally is still a priority.

CRISPR-Cas is a nuclease that is used with another element to “cut” a cell’s genome and allow editing, consisting of the addition of or deletion of specific genes …Continue Reading

Young Soybean Leaders Gather
The 33rd class of American Soybean Association Young Leaders began their journey at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa.

The Johnston training season was the first phase of a program designed to identify new and aspiring leaders and provide them with opportunities to enhance their skills and network with other growers …Continue Reading

Crop Insights
Warmer Soils Improve Corn Emergence
As a warm-season crop, corn seed is very susceptible to cold stress—especially soil temperatures. When the soil drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, stand establishment often suffers. Planting just before a cold rain or snow can cause significant stand loss. Growers should time planting so that the hybrids have at least one day to germinate in warmer, moist soil conditions before a cold-stress event… Continue Reading

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Maximizing Soybean Yields by Improving Agronomic Practices
Earlier planting dates and increased disease and insect pressure mean soybeans require more management today than they did 20 years ago. Planting practices, such as selection of row width and planting date can affect canopy closure, disease development and yield. Careful monitoring of planting rate, planting depth and seed furrow closure can help ensure a uniform stand … Continue Reading

Want to speak to a local DuPont Pioneer expert on this topic? Contact Susan Mantey.

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