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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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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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Afternoon Comments 12/19

Corn traders seem to be balancing positions before the weekend. Despite firm equity markets and a more stable currency situation, as well as more evidence of Russian government moves to curtail its wheat exports, the crop markets turned decidedly lower Thursday night. Corn futures followed wheat downward, but firmed later in the day when a private forecaster predicted reduced 2015 plantings. March corn futures closed 0.5 cent lower at $4.105/bushel Friday, while July skidded 0.25 to $4.26.

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