Source: DuPont via

DuPont and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) announced that they have extended their long-standing research collaboration and commitment to increasing productivity in leading production crops.

DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and ACPFG partnered in 2005 to discover and develop traits to increase drought tolerance and to decrease the need for soil-applied nitrogen fertilizer, as well as to grow overall crop yields in corn, soybeans, rice, wheat, canola, sorghum and barley. The initial five-year collaboration has now been extended until 2015. 

Original news release