Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety hybrid X03B467

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 12, 2013 () – Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA) has been issued patent number 8598429, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.

The patent's inventors are Smalley, Matthew David (Noblesville, IN); Carlone, Jr., Mario Rosario (Princeton, IL); Grant, Kelvin Grandy (Alma, MI).

This patent was filed on March 9, 2011 and was published online on December 3, 2013.

From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "The goal of hybrid development is to combine, in a single 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, and plant and ear height is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."

Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a maize variety, seed, plant, and its parts designated as X03B467, produced by crossing two Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary maize inbred varieties. This invention relates to the hybrid maize variety X03B467 the seed, the plant and its parts produced from the seed, and variants, mutants and minor modifications of maize X03B467. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03B467 through locus conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from hybrid maize variety X03B467."

For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Smalley, Matthew David; Carlone, Jr., Mario Rosario; Grant, Kelvin Grandy. Maize Variety Hybrid X03B467. U.S. Patent Number 8598429, filed March 9, 2011, and published online on December 3, 2013. Patent URL:

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

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