This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

DuPont Leader Outlines Growth Strategy For Agriculture And Nutrition & Health Segments









MIAMI, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel outlined growth drivers across the seed, crop protection and nutrition and health businesses today at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Global Agriculture Conference – highlighting the launch of a next generation decision services platform for U.S. farmers.

"Increasing global demand for more nutritious, safe and affordable food is driving growth at DuPont," said Borel.  "We are focused on increasing our return on research and development through innovation; expanding our global reach; and strong execution in our Agriculture and Nutrition & Health segments."

One of DuPont's three strategic priorities in its plan to build a higher growth, higher value company is to extend its leadership in the science-driven segments of the agriculture-to-food value chains, and to leverage the linkages across these segments.  In 2013, DuPont's Agriculture and Nutrition & Health segments comprised more than 40 percent of company sales and segment operating earnings.

"Our agriculture research pipeline, strong positions in global markets and today's launch of a new suite of whole-farm solutions continue to demonstrate our commitment to innovate and deliver valuable agriculture and food solutions," Borel said.

Leading the Way in Whole-Farm Decision Services

Today, DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed and genetics business of DuPont, launched EncircaSM services, a suite of whole-farm decision services to help improve productivity and profitability of grower operations.  These tailored, brand-neutral offerings will be delivered through local Encirca SM Certified Services Agents who work directly with farmers to analyze and customize recommendations based on individual needs and priorities to make timely business decisions.

"The launch of Encirca SM services represents an increasingly important part of the Pioneer growth strategy," said Borel.  "There is enormous potential for these services to help improve productivity for North America corn and soybean farmers and extend globally to a wide range of crops and markets.  Our offerings put the customer's need for flexibility and convenience first, draw on the capabilities of industry-leading collaborators, and tie in one of the industry's largest teams of professional agricultural advisors."

Encirca SM View will be the first offering to launch under the Encirca SM services brand umbrella this March.  Growers will have the option of signing up for a free mobile-enabled information platform that organizes crop observations and notes and provides access to Pioneer expert advisors; or opting for a premium, fee-based program which also includes market news and analysis, innovative grain trading capabilities and field specific weather forecasts.

DuPont Pioneer will release Encira SM Yield later this year – a fee-based offering that will help growers effectively assess, plan and analyze critical inputs such as seed, nitrogen/fertility and water to improve placement and management.

In the next decade, Encirca SM services are estimated to deliver a peak revenue stream of more than $500 million annually for Pioneer.  Additional services will be rolled out under the Encirca SM services brand in 2015 and beyond.

Positioned for Growth Across the Value Chain

The Agriculture and Nutrition & Health segments are poised for continued growth – supported by strong global market positions today and innovative products and services.  DuPont is using global science to deliver local solutions through customer-focused product and application development, elite genetics, biotech and native traits, novel chemistry and seed-applied technologies.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,067.56 -30.89 -0.18%
S&P 500 2,002.28 -1.09 -0.05%
NASDAQ 4,598.1880 +17.9170 0.39%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs