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Subject: WSJ: Drought Tolerant Corn Date: 10/15/2012 3:15 PM
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Wall Street Journal has section this morning on new developments in agriculture. An article on drought tolerant corn is informative--


All three seed producers, Monsanto, Dupont and Syngenta, have drought tolerant corn in test fields this year. They are pleased with results--15% better yield in a dry year; 5-10% claimed in a normal year.

Monsanto plans to have its drought tolerant corn on the market in 2013

Syngenta after 2015

Dupont next decade.

Looks like Monsanto is the leader with this technology.

Other articles in the section:

Robots in agriculture
Corporate refuges take up farming
Vertical farming
Water conservation in farming in California
The improved tomato
Update on no till farming
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