An ag industry executive says the public-private partnership between DuPont Pioneer and Purdue University’s College of Ag announced Thursday will shape the future of ag research. 
Jerry Flint, a vice president with DuPont Pioneer says innovation and collaboration are key to finding the long term solutions needed in agriculture.
“We know that we have to continue to innovate and continue to bring new products and solutions to farmers,” he says.  “Not only in Indiana but to solve some of the global challenges that we have around things like climate change and differing consumer demands for food products.  We know that we have to continue to think about that and anticipate what the needs are going to be in the future.  And it starts with a strong R&D pipeline.”
Jay Akridge, dean of Purdue’s College of Ag says the investment will dramatically enhance the college’s capabilities to improve plant sciences and ultimately benefit the farmer.
“It’s going to be working together with companies like DuPont Pioneer where we help identify the solutions and bring products to farmers and help them compete in a global world,” he says.  “I think in the end its the partnering aspect of this that is really exciting and why it is so important.”
Also announced on Thursday – DuPont will sponsor the Henry Wallace Chair in Plant Sciences in the Purdue University College of Agriculture.

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Have a China Field Visit, to Explore the Opportunity of Chinese Agchem Market !

In 2015, the Chinese government put forward the Pesticide & Fertilizer-use Zero Growth program, for which a series of supportive policies were released. The program set a new requirement for the supply of environment-friendly products and the provision of advanced agricultural technology for application towards crop protection and crop nutrition services. It will also have a profound effect on the Chinese agrochemical market structure in the future.

At the request of some of our readers, AgroPages is planning to organize a China field visit for enterprises interested in the Chinese agrochemical market. Enterprises, including but not limited to green crop protection product vendors, agrotechnical service providers and precision agriculture-oriented enterprises can participate in the field visit. 
We will arrange meetings with Chinese agrotechnical promotion agencies and prime distributors, as well as organize interviews with farmers and major growers, so that enterprises can understand the needs of the market and explore the available business opportunities. China is vast, with diversified structure of cultivation. To better fulfill your expectations from the Chinese market, you are kindly requested to take part in the following survey to enable us to schedule this business trip to your satisfaction.
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