Company Overview of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. develops and supplies plant genetic seeds to farmers in the United States and internationally. It offers alfalfa, canola, corn/maize, cotton, inoculants, mustard, pearl millet, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, and wheat seeds. The company also provides agronomic support and services. It markets its products through a network of distributors and sales representatives. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. was formerly known as Hi-Bred Corn Company and changed its name to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in 1970. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Johnston, Iowa with a research center in Stoneville, Mississippi; and a location in Manitoba, ...
P.O. Box 1000
Johnston, IA 50131-0184
Founded in 1926
Key Executives for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
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Vice President of Finance
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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Key Developments
Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to Collaborate on Sorghum Technology Development
Nov 21 13
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer announced their intention to collaborate to develop enabling technology to help manage pollen flow in sorghum. This technology will help facilitate the development and deployment of agronomic and quality traits in the crop. Under the agreement, Arcadia receives exclusive global rights to develop specified Pioneer technology for use in grain, forage, sweet, and biofuel sorghum types.
DuPont Pioneer to Expand Ontario Corn Seed Facility
Oct 30 13
DuPont Pioneer announced that the company is undergoing a $19 million (€14 million) expansion at its facility in Ontario in Canada to increase its effort to develop corn growing refuge products. Pioneer said the majority of the expansion is focused on building two new processing facilities. These additions will blend and treat the seeds that are placed into the company's product offerings, which allow farmers to sow fields while meeting regulations regarding planting of genetically modified corn. Currently growers must plant 20% of their corn crop with refuge seed, more commonly known as non-Bt varieties, in order to control insects from developing a resistance to the pest-fighting protein with the Bt corn. Prior to Pioneer, creating a refuge within the bag of seed system growers would plant the refuge portions separately, requiring further allocation of money and time.
Howard G. Buffett Foundation Announces Collaboration with John Deere and Dupont Pioneer to Develop Products to Support a Conservation-Based System
Oct 17 13
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation announced a collaboration with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer to develop products to support a conservation-based system of agriculture designed and targeted to sustainably improve the productivity of smallholder farmers in Africa. The effort will be piloted in Ghana and include a conservation-based, mechanized product suite developed by John Deere; a system of cover crops and improved inputs from DuPont Pioneer; and support for adoption and training on conservation-based practices by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The partnership was inspired by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation's nearly fifteen-year history of research in conservation agriculture on its research farms in South Africa and the U.S., and its longstanding efforts at promoting adoption of conservation agriculture in Ghana, as detailed in Howard G. Buffett's new book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. The partners hope to develop a vibrant market for small-scale, conservation-based cropping systems and affordable equipment for smallholder farmers, first in Ghana and then across the continent of Africa. Each of the partners brings unique assets to the collaboration. DuPont Pioneer is identifying locally-adapted and tested maize seed to increase productivity and cover crops such as cowpeas to prevent soil erosion and to improve soil health. John Deere is developing no-till equipment to test and modify for smallholder farmers in Africa. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, in cooperation with the Government of Ghana, is securing test plots for demonstrating the conservation-based cropping systems and equipment, and has funded a new academic center near Kumasi that will serve as the focal point of the collaboration. As the Ghana pilot evolves, the initiative hopes to expand its efforts throughout Africa in the future.
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