Parting Shot: A Beautiful Job

January, 2015
Photo: David Croxford

Photo: David Croxford

Thursday, 10:46 a.m.

Emily Richter, part of a team of eight agronomists, is covered in pollen as she works from dusk till dawn to inspect the characteristics of non-GMO sunflowers grown each fall in Waialua. DuPont Pioneer grows 4.8 million sunflowers here to ensure the varieties of sunflower seeds they sell produce plants that conform to the height, diameter and other characteristics that are promised.


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