Currently, DuPont utilizes common crops such as corn and soybeans as sustainable agricultural feedstocks for its fermentation and thermo-chemical processes. Future feedstocks, however, could come from any farm-grown crop or non-food agricultural source such as switchgrass or agricultural byproducts like corn stover and straw.
DuPont helps growers nurture crops for the bio-based products and biofuels industries by providing advanced crop protection solutions for weed, pest and disease control, and facilitating overall crop health. Through a novel mode of action, DuPont™ Rynaxypyr™ will provide long-lasting, broad-spectrum chewing insect control. The extremely low toxicity profile of Rynaxypyr™ combined with its efficacy in controlling pests at low use rates provides important environmental benefits for sustainable agricultural production. Products containing Rynaxypyr™ are pending registration in the United States and other major agricultural markets. For additional information on this cutting-edge crop protection solution, click here.
Through plant genetic research, new techniques, products and practices are being developed which will help meet global demand for grains used for food, feed, bio-materials and biofuels.Download PDF