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Company Overview of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Company Overview

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. develops and supplies advanced plant genetics, and produces seeds. The company offers corn, soybean, canola, wheat, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa seeds, as well as corn silages and inoculants. It also provides agronomic support and services to help increase yield and profitability for farmers. 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 incorporated in 1926 and is based in Johnston, Iowa with a research center in Windfall, Indiana. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

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P.O. Box 1000

Johnston, IA 50131-0184

United States

Founded in 1926

5,025 Employees





Key Executives for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Finance Director
Associate General Counsel
Director of Human Resources
Commercial Lead - PROaccess
Vice President of Global Commercial Business
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Key Developments

DuPont Pioneer and Evogene Ltd. Announce Multiyear Research Collaboration for Development of Corn Bio-Stimulant Products

DuPont Pioneer (DuPont) and Evogene Ltd. announced that they have entered into a multiyear collaboration. The scope of the agreement includes the research and development of microbiome-based seed treatments in corn. The goal of the collaboration is to provide farmers with innovative bio-stimulant seed treatment products that protect and maximize corn yield by leveraging each other’s relevant market-leading technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, DuPont will provide access to its extensive seed treatment application technology and product development expertise. Evogene will apply its predictive computational biology platform to decipher plant/microbiome interactions along with its microbial formulation and fermentation technologies. The combination of these key capabilities increases the opportunity to fully activate the potential of the emerging field of microbiome-based seed treatment products. Ag-biologicals represent a growing approach for driving agriculture productivity and are increasingly adopted by farmers to complement the existing solutions of improved seed traits and crop protection chemistry. The bio-stimulant market is an evolving segment with immense potential and estimated by MarketsandMarkets™ in 2016 at over $1.6 billion with a projected annual growth rate of approximately 10 percent. Microbiomes are microbial communities that reside on or within the plant's immediate microbial environment and play a significant role in plant health. Bio-stimulants are agricultural biologic products, which increase crop yield and resilience to environmental (abiotic) stress by enhancing desirable plant characteristics and promoting efficient use of nutrient inputs. By leveraging the understanding of the complex plant/microbiome interaction, the parties will work to develop a next generation of bio-stimulant products aimed at demonstrating high standards for performance and consistency criteria across a range of corn varieties and global locations. Product development efforts under the collaboration will utilize, as a starting point, Evogene’s proprietary microbe combinations which are already identified and validated in field testing to have significant positive impact on key crop characteristics, including yield productivity as previously disclosed by Evogene in 2016. The multi-year collaboration has an extension option if certain milestones are met. Pioneer will obtain worldwide marketing rights for any products, with milestone payments and royalties to be paid to Evogene.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Presents at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, Feb-16-2017 12:00 PM

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Presents at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, Feb-16-2017 12:00 PM. Venue: ICC Jerusalem International Convention Center, Shazar Boulevard 1, Jerusalem, Israel. Speakers: Rafael Herrmann, Director-Technology Acquisition Strategy.

Origin Agritech and DuPont Pioneer Sign Definitive Agreement for Non-Gm Corn Seed Products

Origin Agritech (SEED), announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed and genetics business of DuPont (DD). Under the terms, Origin will gain access to non-genetically modified corn seed products from DuPont Pioneer. Origin anticipates having commercial seed products available for sale in the U.S. market for spring 2017 planting. Additional terms and financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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