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DuPont Leader: Agriculture is Up to Global Productivity Challenge
Date:4/16/2009

global challenges related to temperature, wind, water and nutrients, as well as insects, diseases and weeds. Further, they are seeking to enhance output traits such as protein, starch, oil, fiber and nutritional content.

Niebur explained that thanks to its global research efforts, Pioneer is on track to increase corn and soybean yields by 40 percent by 2018, more than doubling the annual rate of gain. "These productivity gains will be generated by scientists from our global network of research facilities who are working with public sector scientists to accelerate the product development process and identify improved traits from native species and biotechnology approaches that will enhance the performance of our products.

"The enormous benefit of a global network of talent is that there is always someone somewhere in the world thinking about and working on ways to increase agricultural productivity. Whether it's Iowa, India, China or hundreds of other locations around the globe, we're all connected and we're all working toward one common goal."

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world's leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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