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Insect Pests Donít Stand a Chance Against New Pioneer Partnership


DuPont and the Institute of Plant Protection of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences have entered into a multi-year, exclusive research collaboration to improve in-plant insect control to help increase yield in crops of worldwide agricultural importance.

Under the agreement, DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred will collaborate with the Institute of Plant Protection to identify novel genes to develop and commercialize in next-generation seed products.

ďGlobal agriculture must produce sufficient quantities of food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population,Ē said Bill Niebur, vice president, DuPont Crop Genetics Research and Development. ďThis innovative partnership between established leaders in plant biotechnology will create novel genetic-based solutions that will drive increased productivity by farmers in China and around the world to help meet increasing consumer demand.Ē

The Institute of Plant Protection and Pioneer will apply their collective expertise in microbial screening, molecular biology and genomics to discover gene leads that protect crops from yield losses due to destructive insect pests.


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