DuPont Pioneer

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DuPont Pioneer, formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture.wikipedia
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Henry A. Wallace

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In 1926, farm journal editor and future U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, along with a group of Des Moines, Iowa businessmen, founded the "Hi-Bred Corn Company".
He also founded the Hi-Bred Corn Company, a hybrid corn company that eventually became extremely successful.

Des Moines, Iowa

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In 1926, farm journal editor and future U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, along with a group of Des Moines, Iowa businessmen, founded the "Hi-Bred Corn Company".
Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Marsh, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer have large operations in or near the metropolitan area.

Maize

corncorn (maize)Zea mays
Wallace had been experimenting with hybridization of corn and became convinced that hybrid seed corn would become important.
1958). By the 1930s, companies such as Pioneer devoted to production of hybrid maize had begun to influence long term development.

Syngenta

Agricultural Research StationNovartisNovartis Seed Co.
2006 DuPont and Syngenta announce GreenLeaf Genetics LLC, a joint venture to market seed genetics and biotech traits.
Syngenta's main competitors were Monsanto Company, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Bayer CropScience and DuPont Pioneer.

Johnston, Iowa

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Headquarters of DuPont Pioneer are located in Johnston, Iowa, with additional offices around the world.
Johnston is the location of the headquarters of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seeds, Iowa Public Television, and The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America.

DuPont

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Companydu PontDuPont Company
1997 DuPont acquires a 20% stake in Pioneer and the companies form a joint venture called Optimum Quality Grains LLC.
DuPont acquired the Pioneer Hi-Bred agricultural seed company.

Monsanto

Monsanto CompanyCalgeneGenuity
Monsanto Company
About 150 companies have licensed the technology, including competitors Syngenta and DuPont Pioneer.

Fugitive dust

The 58-page lawsuit alleges that Pioneer's practices in the farming of genetically modified seed crops on fields next to Waimea unlawfully allowed pesticides and pesticide-laden fugitive dust to blow into residents’ homes on almost a daily basis for more than 10 years.
They were seeking monetary damages from DuPont Pioneer to compensate for the reduced value of their homes and suggested future lawsuits would address health issues.

United States

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DuPont Pioneer, formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture.

Hybrid (biology)

hybridhybridshybridization
Wallace had been experimenting with hybridization of corn and became convinced that hybrid seed corn would become important. DuPont Pioneer, formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture.

Agriculture

farmingagriculturalagriculturist
DuPont Pioneer, formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture.

Genetically modified organism

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They are a major producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including genetically modified crops with insect and herbicide resistance.

Roswell Garst

GarstRoswell "Bob" Garst
1931 Roswell Garst agrees to produce/distribute seed. The following year Garst partners with Charles Thomas to form the 'Garst and Thomas Seed Corn Company'.

Jamaica

🇯🇲JAMJamaican
1964 The first research station outside North America is established in Jamaica.

Mycogen Seeds

Mycogen
1991 Pioneer purchases 2 million shares and establishes a partnership with Mycogen Seeds to develop Bt insect resistance in corn, sorghum, soybean, canola, sunflower, and other seeds. Pioneer sold the shares in 1998. Pioneer becomes the number one brand of soybeans in North America.

Genetic engineering

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1992 Pioneer paid $450,000 to Monsanto for rights to genetically modified soybean seeds that are resistant to RoundUp herbicide.

Soybean

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1992 Pioneer paid $450,000 to Monsanto for rights to genetically modified soybean seeds that are resistant to RoundUp herbicide. The company also markets and sells hybrids or improved varieties of sorghum, sunflower, soybean, alfalfa, canola, rice and wheat, as well as forage and grain additives.

Roundup (herbicide)

Roundupround-upRoundup ready crops
1992 Pioneer paid $450,000 to Monsanto for rights to genetically modified soybean seeds that are resistant to RoundUp herbicide.

Herbicide

herbicidesherbicidalweed killer
1992 Pioneer paid $450,000 to Monsanto for rights to genetically modified soybean seeds that are resistant to RoundUp herbicide.

Bacillus thuringiensis

BtB. thuringiensisB . thuringiensis
1993 Pioneer paid $38 million to Monsanto for rights to Bt corn that is resistant to European corn borers.

European corn borer

Ostrinia nubilalisEuropean corn borersO. nubilalis
1993 Pioneer paid $38 million to Monsanto for rights to Bt corn that is resistant to European corn borers.

New York Stock Exchange

NYSENew YorkNew York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
1995 Pioneer stock is listed on the NYSE as PHYB.

Dow AgroSciences

DOW AgroSciences LLC
2017 Merged with Dow Agrosciences to form the Agriculture Division of the DowDuPont

DowDuPont

DowDuPont Inc.Corteva
2017 Merged with Dow Agrosciences to form the Agriculture Division of the DowDuPont

Sorghum

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The company also markets and sells hybrids or improved varieties of sorghum, sunflower, soybean, alfalfa, canola, rice and wheat, as well as forage and grain additives.