Colorado Interlude: 35P80

photo by Ballard Avenue

The sign tells us this is a crop of 35P80, a variety of corn developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a division of DuPont Chemical. 35P80 is a "Roundup Ready Hybrid", meaning you can douse the field in Roundup herbicide and it won't kill the corn. To do this, 35P80 contains genetic traits that have not been approved for planting in or export to the European Union.