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06 September 2012
DuPont Pioneer: Science, Solutions, Global Challenges
ANALYSIS - How does a global company like DuPont Pioneer successfully offer Global Science, Local Solutions and what challenges come along with it, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
28 August 2012
Nigerian Farmers Help Nestle Address Micronutrient Deficiency
NIGERIA - Thousands of farmers in Nigeria are supplying the grain for a new range of Nestlé ready-to-eat cereals designed to help address two of the country’s most prevalent micronutrient...
20 August 2012
Monsanto Announces New President, Chief Commercial Officer
GLOBAL - Monsanto Company announced that Brett Begemann, 51, has been named as the company's President and Chief Commercial Officer. In his expanded role as President, Begemann will lead the...
The Global Biotech Challenge - Giving Farmers What They Want
ANALYSIS - It's no secret that marketing genetically modified (GM) seed globally is a challenge, but DuPont Pioneer differentiates themselves by offering farmers around the world what they want...
15 August 2012
US Weather's Impact on 2013 Seed Production
ANALYSIS - In 2011, hot weather forced many seed companies to head to South America to supplement their 2012 seed production and this year will no different, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite...
03 August 2012
Agricultural Bank Hands out 100bn Rubles to Finance Farmers
RUSSIA - In the first half of 2012 the Russian Agricultural Bank, Rosselkhobank, has provided credit support to farmers to carry out seasonal work worth more than 100 billion rubles. ...
02 August 2012
How to Increase Corn Yields in Africa?
ANALYSIS - DuPont Pioneer sees a huge opportunity to support yield growth opportunities in African nations, but said it's not just about the seed - Africa needs to start with the soil, writes...
23 July 2012
DuPont Pioneer: Global Opportunities, China Poised for Yield Boost
ANALYSIS - The expectation for 9+ billion people to inhabit the planet by 2050 is pushing DuPont Pioneer to look at opportunities for growth around the world, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite...
11 July 2012
DuPont Pioneer: Megatrend is Driving Global Business
ANALYSIS - The familiar megatrend that says we're going to have 9+ billion people on the planet by 2050 is causing DuPont Pioneer to look at and adjust how they do business, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
29 June 2012
New Bayer Seed Treatment Available on Pioneer Soybeans
US - Soybean producers in the US now will have access to a state-of-the-art fungicide seed treatment that can provide long-lasting protection against Rhizoctonia and other fungal diseases to...
05 June 2012
Nufarm Expands US Production Capabilities
GLOBAL - Nufarm will establish a new manufacturing facility in Chicago to support growth in the fungicides, insecticides and seed treatment segments....
23 April 2012
First Approval Worldwide for New Seed Treatment
GLOBAL – The first regulatory approval worldwide has been granted to Bayer CropScience for its new fungicidal seed treatment solution EverGol (active ingredient: penflufen) in Canada. ...
18 April 2012
A New Approach to Molecular Plant Breeding
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has shown researchers and plant breeders a better way to handle the massive amounts of data being generated by plant molecular studies, using...
09 April 2012
Now Is It Time to Plant?
US - Almost nothing about the spring of 2012 in Illinois has been normal so far, writes Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist, Department of Crop Sciences. ...
23 March 2012
Early Planting Underway in US; Does It Make Sense?
US - Reports are starting to come in of fields planted by mid-March in central and southern Illinois, writes Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois professor, Department of Crop Sciences. ...
09 March 2012
Don't "Roll the Dice" with Soybean Cyst Nematode in 2012
ANALYSIS - Greg Tylka, nematologist with Iowa State University, says 2012 isn't the year to take chances with your soybean crop in regard to soybean cyst nematode and recommends growers plant...
13 February 2012
Poncho® Beta Grows Sugarbeet Harvest, Shrinks Planting Time
US – Jeff Whelan of J.J. Whelan & Sons has been growing sugarbeets for nearly 37 years. He first became interested in agriculture while still in high school, when he asked his father to...
02 February 2012
Two More Dow AgroSciences Seed Facilities Accredited by USDA
US - Two additional seed production sites for Dow AgroSciences Refuge Advanced® powered by SmartStax® have been certified under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Accredited Seed...
24 January 2012
Sweeten Up Your Profits with Right Hybrid
US - New University of Illinois sweet corn research shows that higher yield and profitability are possible with greater plant populations of certain hybrids....
19 January 2012
Pairing Poncho/VOTiVO with AERIS Improves Cotton Vigor, Yield
US - Bayer CropScience discussed the benefits of pairing Poncho®/VOTiVO® with Aeris® seed-applied insecticide/nematicide on cotton, as well as the new On Demand® seed treatment system, at...
06 January 2012
Zambia: Plant the Right Seed for High Yields, Urges Expert
ZAMBIA - Small-scale famers in the country should ensure they plant relevant certified seed varieties if they are to enhance crop production, a seed breeder has advised....
28 December 2011
Better Seeds For Better Crops
MOZAMBIQUE - FAO has assisted Mozambique in stepping up quality seed production to increase crop yields, something that is crucial to unlocking the country's vast agricultural potential. ...
27 December 2011
Pioneer Hybrids Win 50 Per Cent of National Yield Titles
US - DuPont congratulates David Hula, Charles City, Va., and eight other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn hybrids who won US national titles in the 2011 National Corn Growers Association...
21 December 2011
Biologicals: Crop Protection that's Greener than Your Crop
ANALYSIS - It's not often you hear about a truly new approach to protecting your crop that's also sustainable and safe to the environment, but use of a biological does just that - it protects...
20 December 2011
Agricultural Incomes - Not as Bright as They First Appear
ANALYSIS - The figures released by Eurostat this week on farm workers incomes and farm production in the EU on the surface appear to make happy reading, writes TheCropSite Editor in Chief, Chris...
01 December 2011
FAO: New Impetus for Global Plant Diversity
GLOBAL - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has adopted a new global framework for the conservation and sustainable use of the diversity of plants on which food and agriculture...
24 November 2011
DuPont & Evogene to Work on Soybean Rust
US & ISRAEL - DuPont and Evogene Ltd. have announced a multiyear collaboration to improve resistance to soybean rust, one of the most devastating fungal diseases in soybean. ...
22 November 2011
Pioneer Reports Strong 2011 Harvest Results
US - DuPont announced strong seed product performance results for the 2011 North America harvest. Farmers planting seed from DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred experienced another year...
14 November 2011
Monsanto Focuses on Yield, Latin America
GLOBAL - Monsanto Company detailed the company's strategic path to deliver mid-teens earnings for 2012 and set up continued growth going forward, explaining to investors how the company's next...
BASF's New GM Potato To Be Lauched in EU
EU - Jim Tiede, chairman of the Idaho Potato Commission and one of the growers caught up in the debacle over the first US biotech potato launch, will be an observer as Europe reacts to a new...
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