Pioneer Hi-Bred’s research efforts to increase a corn plant’s ability to use nitrogen will get a boost from collaboration with a biotech company. Pioneer’s parent company DuPont has signed an agreement with Plant Sensory Systems, a Baltimore...
Brian Deverman, marketing manager for Pioneer's Heartland Business Unit, explains Pioneer's new refuge-in-a-bag products — Optimum AcreMax and Optimum AcreMax Xtra — that recently received EPA approval.
Cornell University researchers have identified how cabbage looper caterpillars in the field develop resistance to the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which naturally occurs in the soil and on plants and has been developed into a successful...
Corn and soybean breeders must analyze vast amounts of data to bring new hybrids and varieties to the market. In 2001, Pioneer generated about one million data points for the year. In 2010, the company collected one million data points a day.
Corn rootworm damage to Bt corn in Illinois was discovered by University of Illinois entomologist Mike Gray. Earlier in August, similar root damage was found in Iowa. Experts advise growers to consider seed alternatives for 2012.
Syngenta just filed a complaint against Bunge North America for its refusal to accept corn with Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera trait. The complaint was filed by Syngenta North America in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.
The first documented case of corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids expressing the Cry3Bb1 toxin (found in Yieldgard RW, Yieldgard VT3 and SmartStax hybrid) has been documented by Iowa State University researchers.