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Pioneer plans Optimum GAT launch

DuPont's seed subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred, aims to carry out an "aggressive" launch of its dual herbicide tolerance Optimum GAT technology in 2009/10. The company plans to include the trait in a "double digit percentage" of its maize seed sales in 2010, with complete penetration of its seed portfolio by 2012/13, says Pioneer's vice-president of crop genetics and R&D, Dr William Niebur. Dr Niebur was speaking at Merril Lynch's agricultural chemicals conference in New York, US, this month.



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