DuPont Pioneer and Redhead Equipment are working together again on an 80 acre research plot in the Saskatoon area.
The two companies have been planting corn and soybeans to learn how the shorter season crops grow in central areas. Du Pont Pioneer supplies the seed and Redhead, the Case IH dealer, is able to put its equipment through the paces.
The crops are sold after harvest and the profit is donated to charity.
"A lot of seed, chemical and fertilizer was donated so we had some money available for a couple of charities," says Jarod Pugh, agricultural sales manager for Redhead Equipment in Saskatoon.
The two companies recently presented a $25,000 cheque to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. The money is going towards the purchase of a new GreenLight Laser XPS to treat men with prostate conditions.
One in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
"There is going to be a portion of our customers that we touch on a daily basis that will need the instrumentation that this donation will go towards," says Pugh.
A donation from the 2015 crop was given to the Children's Hospital Foundation.
This year's crop is being seeded and will be a split between soybean and a straight cut canola. The designated charity will be selected after harvest.