Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety inbred PH18HH

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , October 31, 2013 () – A patent by the inventors Pinnisch, Russel Miles (Machesney Park, IL); Kramer, Joachim Ernst (Neusiedl, AT), filed on March 22, 2011, was published online on October 22, 2013, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.

Patent number 8563829 is assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The goal of plant breeding is to combine, in a single variety or hybrid, various desirable traits. For field crops, these traits may include resistance to diseases and insects, resistance to heat and drought, reducing the time to crop maturity, greater yield, and better agronomic quality. With mechanical harvesting of many crops, uniformity of plant characteristics such as germination, stand establishment, growth rate, maturity, plant height and ear height, is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a novel maize variety, designated PH18HH and processes for making PH18HH. This invention relates to seed of maize variety PH18HH, to the plants of maize variety PH18HH, to plant parts of maize variety PH18HH, and to processes for making a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH18HH with another maize plant. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH18HH through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to a hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH18HH or a locus conversion of PH18HH with another maize variety."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Pinnisch, Russel Miles; Kramer, Joachim Ernst. Maize Variety Inbred PH18HH. U.S. Patent Number 8563829, filed March 22, 2011, and published online on October 22, 2013. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.

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