July 28, 2014

Weyerhaeuser and DuPont Pioneer enter corn seed technology license agreement


Weyerhaeuser Company and DuPont Pioneer entered a technology license agreement that will advance seed technologies by bringing together agricultural and forestry know-how to sustainably improve crop productivity for corn growers.


Based on scientific research behind years of Weyerhaeuser NR sustainable forestry, the manufactured seed technology allows for the storage, nourishment, planting and germination of cells capable of growing into a plant. This technology provides a means to cost-effectively regenerate valuable, limited or fragile plant material.


Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, own or control nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United States, and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada.


"DuPont Pioneer is pleased to work with Weyerhaeuser to build upon our robust pipeline of enabling technologies," said John Arbuckle, vice president, Crop Genetics Research and Development for DuPont Pioneer. "We are committed to helping growers be more productive and profitable on every acre. This new agreement provides access to cutting edge technology to support that objective."

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