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Partnership to improve sorghum yield

Arcadia Biosciences Inc and DuPont Pioneer have partnered to better manage pollen flow in sorghum, a crop with potential as a highly productive biofuel source.

This technology will help facilitate the development and deployment of agronomic and quality traits in the crop. 

“Our agreement with DuPont Pioneer will speed the development of much-needed technologies that will create added value and improved crop performance for sorghum growers worldwide,” said Eric Rey, president and CEO of Arcadia

“We believe improvements in crop productivity through our advances in reproductive biology play a critical role in increasing crop yield and quality,” said Marc Albertsen, DuPont Pioneer research director, Trait Discovery.

Sorghum is the world’s fifth-largest cereal crop and is currently used for the production of ethanol. However, while sorghum is a hardy crop well suited for hot and dry climates, plants are still affected by environmental stresses that impact grain and biomass yield and quality.

 

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