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Nebraska Agronomist Joins Inocucor as Field Trials and Nutrition Director

Aaron Waltz, Ph.D., an accomplished agronomist and agrotechnologist, has joined ag biotech company Inocucor Technologies Inc. as Director, Field Trials and Nutrition.
Waltz will lead Inocucor’s agronomy services function, including initiation and management of large-scale field trials on soybean, corn, wheat, cotton and canola across North and South America.  He will work with Inocucor’s partner clients and large-scale production farmers to ensure continuous improvement in overall yield and agronomic performance of the company’s microbial products for bio-stimulation, bio-fertility and bio-protection.
Waltz has expertise in crop protection, plant breeding, transgenic traits and chemical manufacturing (adjuvants) with leading agriculture companies Exacto, Inc., DuPont Pioneer and American Cyanamid. During his nine years as a senior research manager at DuPont Pioneer, he led field evaluations and germplasm characterization for transgenic corn herbicide traits.
Waltz grew up in rural Nebraska, working on his uncle’s corn, soybean, and farrow-to-finish hog farm.  He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agronomy and Horticulture from the University of Nebraska.