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2009 News Releases

December 2009

December 4, 2009
DuPont Updates its Commercialization Timelines for Optimum® GAT® Corn and Soybeans
DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred updated its commercialization timelines for corn hybrids and soybean varieties with the Optimum® GAT® trait. »

November 2009

November 12, 2009
DuPont and BSES Limited Partner to Improve Sugarcane Planting Technologies and Varieties
Alliance to Increase Productivity for Sugarcane Growers and Millers »

November 12, 2009
DuPont, Dow AgroSciences Agree to Cross License Next-Generation Soybean Herbicide Tolerant Traits
New Traits Enable Farmers to Use More Effective Weed Control Solutions »

November 2, 2009
European Union Approves Corn Stack with Herculex® RW and Roundup Ready® 2 Traits for Food, Feed, Import and Processing
Corn products containing the Herculex® RW protection trait stacked with Roundup Ready® Corn 2 are now permitted for import into the European Union (EU). »

October 2009

October 7, 2009
Biotechnology Can Address Global Mega Trends, DuPont Leader Says
Biotechnology Stewardship is Critical to Meeting Global Needs for Increased Food and Energy »

September 2009

September 17, 2009
DuPont Accelerating Rate of Productivity Through Additional Plant Breeding
Adding Research Capabilities in Emerging Markets will Meet Local Needs for Increased Food Production »

September 1, 2009
DuPont Corn and Soybean Leadership Advances with Canadian Approval of Optimum™ GAT™ Trait
Regulatory Milestones Achieved to Bring Higher Productivity to Growers »

July 2009

July 13, 2009
DuPont and Arzeda Collaborate to Develop Improved Crops to Increase Productivity
Custom Enzyme Design Technology to Bring More Options to Global Agriculture »

June 2009

June 25, 2009
DuPont Adds Cotton to India Seed Product Lineup
Strengthens Growing Seed Business in India »

June 25, 2009
DuPont and Bayer CropScience Expand Collaboration With Broad License Agreements
DuPont and Bayer CropScience have entered into a series of long-term business agreements related to key plant biotechnology traits and enabling technologies that will help increase agricultural productivity around the world. »

June 17, 2009
Pioneer Hi-Bred and Beck’s Hybrids Enter into Research and Distribution Agreements
Growers Will Benefit From More Seed Options »

June 16, 2009
DuPont Asserts Anti-Trust, Patent Claims Against Monsanto
DuPont Affirms “Stacking” Can Occur Under Existing Monsanto License Agreement »

June 7, 2009
Plenish™ High Oleic Soybean Oil Offers Trans Fat Solution with Superior Performance
DuPont Scientist Outlines Oil Testing Results, Industry Opportunities at Major Food Conference »

June 1, 2009
DuPont Files Lawsuit Against BASF to Protect Intellectual Property
Claims BASF is Infringing Patents Relating to Herbicide Tolerance Technology »

May 2009

May 11, 2009
DuPont Receives Canadian Regulatory Approval for High Oleic Soybean Trait
Next Generation Healthy Soybean Oil Trait Will Benefit Everyone from Farmers to Consumers »

May 7, 2009
EPA Scientific Advisory Panel Report on Optimum® AcreMax™ 1 Insect Protection System for Corn Supports First-Ever Integrated Refuge Program
A Scientific Advisory Panel to the U.S. EPA issued a report today on the Optimum® AcreMax™ 1 insect protection system that supported the first-ever corn rootworm integrated refuge in the bag »

April 2009

April 27, 2009
A New Innovative Use for Catmint: DuPont Develops New Natural Insect Repellent
DuPont received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an insect repellent ingredient derived from the catmint plant, a sustainable resource more commonly known as catnip. »

April 16, 2009
DuPont Leader: Agriculture is Up to Global Productivity Challenge
Global Science, Scale and Talent Required to Meet Growing Demand »

March 2009

March 24, 2009
DuPont and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Collaborate to Advance Crop Insect Control, Increase Yield
The multi-year, exclusive research collaboration intends to improve in-plant insect control to help increase yield in crops of worldwide agricultural importance. »

March 16, 2009
DuPont Partners with Indonesian Center for Rice Research to Advance Hybrid Rice
Partnership Will Increase Productivity to Meet Growing Global Demand »

March 3, 2009
DuPont and International Rice Research Institute Partner to Boost Rice Yields
With Yield Growth Rates Under 1 Percent Since 2000, Partnership Will Target Acceleration and Commercialization to Meet Growing Global Demand »

February 2009

February 17, 2009
DuPont Biotech Stewardship Program Gains External Certification
Third-Party Audit Confirms Responsible Use »

January 2009

January 15, 2009
DuPont and Athenix Collaborate to Advance Insect Control in Corn, Soybeans
Under the agreement, DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred will use proprietary insect-resistance trait genes from Athenix to develop and commercialize next-generation corn and soybean seed products. »