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Pioneer - ICAR -CII Meeting 23 May 2011

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  • 1. Enhancing Agricultural Productivity through Application of Genomics Technologies
    ICAR-CII Meet 2011
    Ajit Nott
    DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology
  • 2. Pioneer Hi-Bred: a world leader in seed genetics
    Founded By Henry Wallace as the Hi-Bred Seed Company in 1926 – the first company to develop, produce and market hybrid seed corn
    Products
    End Use Segments
  • Agricultural Biotechnology at the DuPont Knowledge Center, Hyderabad
    A comprehensive science and technology center that
    • discovers yield, drought tolerance and improved nitrogen-use efficiency traits using high throughput genetic screens and advanced computational methods,
    • 18. characterizes and develops rice traits for Indian and SE Asian markets, and
    • 19. becomes a global center for regulatory science research
  • Complementary technologies for trait discovery and product development
    NEW VARIETIES
    YIELD TRIALS
    PRODUCT TESTING
    GERMPLASM DEVELOPMENT
    MOLECULAR BREEDING
    DOUBLED HAPLOIDS
    TRANSGENIC PLANT DEVELOPMENT
    PLANT TISSUE CULTURE
    TRAIT OPTIMIZATION
    ENABLING TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS
    GENE DISCOVERY
    HTP FUNCTIONAL SCREENS
    POSITIONAL CLONING
    GENE OPTIMIZATION
    GENETIC VARIATION
    PRECISION PHENOTYPING
    GENETIC ASSOCIATIONS
    GENETIC KNOWLEDGE
    PRODUCT OPPORTUNITY BY TRAIT, CROP
  • 20. 35F44
    DROUGHT TOLERANCE in Maize
    Performance leadership in water-limited environments through an integrated approach
    Power of genetics through NATIVE TRAITS
    Next generation
    TRANSGENIC TRAITS
    Industry-leadingHYBRIDS
    • Native tolerance and AYT™ breeding technology
    • 21. Targeted drought screening
    • 22. Whole genome genetic prediction
    • 23. Target market: dry land and limited irrigation acres
    • 24. Superior germplasm
    • 25. Selected for drought tolerance
    • 26. Utilizing global genetic diversity
    • 27. Industry-leading drought tolerance genetic pool
    • 28. Transgenic and native trait approaches
    • 29. Robust pipeline of proprietary leads
    • 30. Surrogate drought assays
    • 31. FAST corn technology
    • 32. Broad acreage applications
    Herculex® XTRA Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. ® Herculex and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. LibertyLink ® is a registered trademark of Bayer. ® Roundup Ready is a registered trademark used under license from Monsanto Company. Products will not be offered for sale or distribution until completion of field testing and approval by regulatory authorities. ©2011 PHII.
  • 33. LASER-ASSISTED SEED SELECTION
    Proprietary Pioneer Technology to increase breeding accuracy and efficiency
    The process
    • Seeds are oriented with magnetic paint for precise laser slicing
    • 34. Sample collected for DNA analysis while maintaining seed viability
    • 35. Seeds are transferred for storage and planting
    Benefits
    • Increase breeding accuracy
    • 36. Increase breeding efficiency
    ©2011 PHII
  • 37. Discovering and developing the next generation crops requires multiple competencies
    • Technology intensive trait and breeding programs
    • 38. Broad-based access to plant and microbial biodiversity
    • 39. Capability to identify or generate novel traits
    • 40. Wide area testing in multiple climatic zones and against evolving and diverse pests and weeds
    • 41. Intellectual property strategies for trait and technology protection and for freedom-to-operate
    • 42. Regulatory science and registration competencies across non-harmonized national systems
    • 43. Consumer awareness and acceptance for GM traits
  • Any statements made regarding regulatory approval and commercial distribution of new products are forward-looking statements based on current information and are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, when and if such regulatory approval will occur, any conditions that may be imposed on such approval, costs and time of additional data that may be required in the approval process or changes in government laws or policies. Statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and Pioneer Hi-Bred undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Products will not be offered for sale or distribution until completion of field testing and approval by regulatory authorities.