Big things are happening with DuPont Pioneer, including a major collaboration with Purdue University and progress toward the merger of equals between DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company. Below are updates on these events, along with tips for managing early-season frost damage and planting corn after sod.
DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that the European Commission granted conditional regulatory clearance for the companies’ proposed merger. The approval requires DuPont to divest its Cereal Broadleaf Herbicides and Chewing Insecticides portfolios.
“For DuPont, this is a definitive leap forward on our path to higher growth and higher value,” said Edward D. Breen, chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont. On Friday, DuPont announced an agreement with FMC to satisfy these commitments…Read more at the links below
DuPont Pioneer grants Purdue University access to proprietary phenotyping technology
Students and researchers at Purdue University will be using DuPont Pioneer’s proprietary phenotyping and ear photometry technology for their studies, thanks to an innovative research collaboration. DuPont also announced it will sponsor the Henry A. Wallace Chair in Plant Sciences in the Purdue University College of Agriculture.
“The ear photometry toolkit will allow us to measure corn phenotype and understand how the environment impacts the genotype,” said Karen Plaut, senior associate dean for research and faculty affairs and director of agricultural research at Purdue University…Read more
Recovery Tips for Early-Season Corn Frost Damage
Early-season frost in the northern regions of the United States can damage corn seedlings and negatively affect yield.
According to Pioneer agronomists, growers in this situation can replant the damaged corn if it is still early in the season. Growers can also clip the frost-damaged corn plants to remove the dead and decaying tissue, but studies show mixed results…Read more
Post-Cover Crop Weed Control
Cover crops are popping up throughout the Corn Belt, and with them come some unique challenges. Unlike planting corn-after-corn, or other traditional crops, planting corn-after-sod requires growers to monitor fields for perennials such as dandelions, quackgrass and other grasses.
Growers who get out and take care of the perennials before planting will be in good shape for the growing season, according to Pioneer field agronomist Josh Shofner…Continue listening
DuPont Pioneer Grant Helps Ag Education Department at Center-Stanton High School
Center-Stanton High School, in Center, North Dakota, received a $5,000 grant from DuPont Pioneer to help implement the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, or CASE, program. The money will be used to purchase new agri-science equipment for the Agriculture Education department, which has shared equipment with the science department in the past…Read more