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DuPont Pioneer advances next generation of corn products

DuPont Pioneer announced that it will advance its new line-up of corn offerings to stewarded on-farm trials in 2016 as newly branded, Pioneer brand Qrome products. The high-yielding corn products, previously identified on the research and development pipeline as event DP 4114, will be equipped with proven insect protection and strong agronomics to deliver maximum on-farm performance.

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In-season forecast of soil water-nitrogen and corn-soybean yields

The corn and soybean crops are halfway through their life cycle and are currently in the most critical phase of growth. Final yields will be determined by a combination of soil-plant processes that are highly affected by the prevailing climatic conditions in August, existing status of the soil water and nitrogen reserves, biomass production and N uptake to date, and biotic factors such as insect and disease pressure.

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Planting prescription shows in field logo

To ground-truth the accuracy of their planting prescriptions in a way that farmers can easily see, Legend Seeds generated a multi-hybrid planting prescription to create their logo in a cornfield on Trav Bratland’s farm in Willow Lake, S.D.

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Scientists stopping insects from becoming big problem for corn

Funded partially by a grant from the USDA in collaboration with N.C. State’s Dominic Reisig and other colleagues, as well as a five-year Hatch project (SC01700519) titled “Ecology and Management of Arthropods in Corn,” Reay-Jones is conducting ongoing research involving genetically modified corn containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins.

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Nature Biotechnology publishes research from Syngenta, Rothamsted Research

A collaborative project between Syngenta and Rothamsted Research has shown that genetically altering the amounts of a naturally occurring sugar can substantially improve the yield of drought affected corn. The research is published in the journal of Nature Biotechnology.

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