Dr. Rakesh Arora, principal research scientist, Mustard Research, at DuPont Pioneer India, was recognized as a Research Fellow of the Society for Rapeseed-Mustard Research at the recent National Brassica Conference in India.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) regional office for eastern and southern Africa, organized a training course on pearl millet improvement and improving seed production at Moshi, Tanzania in November 2011. Among those invited to speak at the workshop was Dr. RS Mahala, Research coordinator from DuPont Pioneer India,, who formed part of the ICRISAT delegation of speakers from India.
DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology Strategy vice president Barbara Mazur spoke at the Rosalind Franklin Society Annual Board meeting in 2011. Mazur highlighted the role that science plays in meeting the needs of a changing society, and shared her experience as a female scientist in DuPont.
To better understand the differences between maize yield in the United States and China, scientists collaborated on a research project that compared yield rates from U.S. and Chinese germplasm widely grown in either country between 1960 and 2001.
From chemists to plant breeders to entomologists to ag biotechnologists and beyond, Pioneer’s Research and Development department needs a wealth of talent to support the needs of an ever-growing global population.