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News Briefs September 16, 2019

Published

With corn and soybeans drying down and farmers preparing for harvest, Pioneer field agronomists continue to consult with farmers end-of-season needs and planning for #Plant20.

This week’s briefs cover crazy top fungal infection, seeding winter wheat and evaluating stalk integrity.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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NSTA and Corteva Agriscience Collaborate to Bring New Food and Agriculture Educational Resources to Teachers

Published

ARLINGTON, Va., and WILMINGTON, De., (Sept. 12, 2019) — The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and Corteva Agriscience have collaborated to bring new, science-based lesson plans and resources to elementary teachers nationwide. A series of 10 teacher-reviewed lesson plans exploring food and agricultural themes are now available at https://www.nsta.org/corteva.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for students to have access to high-quality, hands-on activities and experiences that expand their perspectives about science,” said David Evans, NSTA Executive Director. “Agriculture

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News Briefs September 9, 2019

Published

No growing season is completely separate from the previous season. Farmers need to consider historical factors, such as disease or insect pressure, soil conditions, and previous crop performance. Pioneer agronomists discuss these and many other facets of the growing season when in the field with farmers, making sure to address top priorities.

This week’s briefs cover identifying ear molds, tips for soil sampling and how to avoid fallow corn syndrome in 2020.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs September 3, 2019

Published

The dust has settled and the sun has set on another Farm Progress Show. Pioneer presented the winner of its Big A Challenge to the Mount Ayr FFA chapter from Mount Ayr, Iowa. Congratulations Mount Ayr FFA! Our Pioneer stage featured the latest product and digital technology information, weather and market updates, and consumer and culinary discussions. 

This week’s briefs cover corn rootworm variants, nematode damage on corn roots and identifying Physoderma brown spot. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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Iowa FFA Chapter Wins Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2019 — Three Iowa FFA chapters were awarded bragging rights and cash prizes in the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge. The winning chapters were recognized and their statues displayed prominently at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois

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News Briefs August 26, 2019

Published

It’s the last week in August, which means Farm Progress 2019 kicks off Tuesday and runs through Thursday in Decatur, Illinois. Drop by the Pioneer tent to see what industry-leading products and technology we’re showcasing this year. The Pioneer stage will feature the latest product and digital technology information, weather and market updates, the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybean Big A Challenge winner announcement, a consumer and culinary discussion, and a winner of the 4-H FarmFluencer award. 

This week’s briefs cover giant ragweed and herbicide resistance, target spot management and fungicide applications during VT. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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Corteva Agriscience Sponsors Conservation in Action Tour

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2019 — Corteva Agriscience is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Conservation in Action Tour held this week in Central Iowa. The tour is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), a national public-private partnership that envisions the widespread use of economically and environmentally beneficial agricultural systems.

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News Briefs August 19, 2019

Published

Smartphones have revolutionized farming and Pioneer has been at the forefront of the technological movement. The launch of the new Corn Yield Estimator tool is a key part of the Pioneer mobile app and a revamped Pioneer.com website provides farmers with the best agronomic information, whether they’re in-field or out. 

This week’s briefs cover corn blotch leafminer, thistle caterpillar populations and sugarcane aphid scouting. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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Pioneer Launches Corn Yield Estimator as Part of New Mobile App and Website

Published

JOHNSTON, IA., Aug. 14, 2019 — Estimating corn yield is now easier than ever thanks to the new Pioneer Corn Yield Estimator. Now available to farmers as part of the Pioneer mobile app, the Corn Yield Estimator takes yield estimation to the next level. This tool uses a machine learning model, which allows farmers to quickly and accurately count the kernels on an ear while in the field. The yield estimate is based on kernel count, stand count and kernels per bushel. 

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News Briefs August 12, 2019

Published

The Iowa State Fair began last week and Corteva Agriscience was on hand to present the first Farmfluencer award aimed at inspiring the next generation of farmers. Corteva is committed to supporting the agriculture community as well as providing the best-in-class agriculture products and research growers depend on. 

This week’s briefs cover southern rust management, corn rootworm trapping and evaluating root compaction.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs September 16, 2019

Published

With corn and soybeans drying down and farmers preparing for harvest, Pioneer field agronomists continue to consult with farmers end-of-season needs and planning for #Plant20.

This week’s briefs cover crazy top fungal infection, seeding winter wheat and evaluating stalk integrity.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs September 9, 2019

Published

No growing season is completely separate from the previous season. Farmers need to consider historical factors, such as disease or insect pressure, soil conditions, and previous crop performance. Pioneer agronomists discuss these and many other facets of the growing season when in the field with farmers, making sure to address top priorities.

This week’s briefs cover identifying ear molds, tips for soil sampling and how to avoid fallow corn syndrome in 2020.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs September 3, 2019

Published

The dust has settled and the sun has set on another Farm Progress Show. Pioneer presented the winner of its Big A Challenge to the Mount Ayr FFA chapter from Mount Ayr, Iowa. Congratulations Mount Ayr FFA! Our Pioneer stage featured the latest product and digital technology information, weather and market updates, and consumer and culinary discussions. 

This week’s briefs cover corn rootworm variants, nematode damage on corn roots and identifying Physoderma brown spot. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs August 26, 2019

Published

It’s the last week in August, which means Farm Progress 2019 kicks off Tuesday and runs through Thursday in Decatur, Illinois. Drop by the Pioneer tent to see what industry-leading products and technology we’re showcasing this year. The Pioneer stage will feature the latest product and digital technology information, weather and market updates, the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybean Big A Challenge winner announcement, a consumer and culinary discussion, and a winner of the 4-H FarmFluencer award. 

This week’s briefs cover giant ragweed and herbicide resistance, target spot management and fungicide applications during VT. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs August 19, 2019

Published

Smartphones have revolutionized farming and Pioneer has been at the forefront of the technological movement. The launch of the new Corn Yield Estimator tool is a key part of the Pioneer mobile app and a revamped Pioneer.com website provides farmers with the best agronomic information, whether they’re in-field or out. 

This week’s briefs cover corn blotch leafminer, thistle caterpillar populations and sugarcane aphid scouting. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs August 12, 2019

Published

The Iowa State Fair began last week and Corteva Agriscience was on hand to present the first Farmfluencer award aimed at inspiring the next generation of farmers. Corteva is committed to supporting the agriculture community as well as providing the best-in-class agriculture products and research growers depend on. 

This week’s briefs cover southern rust management, corn rootworm trapping and evaluating root compaction.

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs August 5, 2019

Published

Agronomists continue to deliver timely, relevant information on emerging pest and disease threats throughout the U.S. By arming their local communities with accurate agronomic information, farmers get the tools they need to finish the growing season strong. 

This week’s briefs cover European corn borer, Japanese beetles and corn pollination yield assessments. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs July 29, 2019

Published

This year’s wet spring created planting challenges. Now, diseases and pests are affecting crop development. Pioneer agronomists help inform growers of pest problems in their area and how to manage them. 

This week’s briefs cover drought stress in corn, Physoderma brown spot and garden symphylan. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs July 22, 2019

Published

Today’s farmers must juggle a plethora of competing management decisions in overlapping timeframes. Incorrectly identifying a corn disease can cost time, money and yield if inadequately treated. Pioneer agronomists have the knowledge to guide growers through these decisions. 

This week’s briefs cover managing second-generation corn borer, correctly identifying corn disease and corn irrigation termination. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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News Briefs July 15, 2019

Published

No matter the growing conditions, it’s likely that some disease or pest is just waiting for the ideal time to proliferate and damage crops. Pioneer Field Agronomists are out in the fields, helping farmers identify and treat diseases and pests before they become problems. 

This week’s briefs cover spotting the differences between common rust and Southern rust, managing prevent plant acres, and identifying frogeye leaf spot. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at kacey.birchmier@corteva.com.

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NSTA and Corteva Agriscience Collaborate to Bring New Food and Agriculture Educational Resources to Teachers

Published

ARLINGTON, Va., and WILMINGTON, De., (Sept. 12, 2019) — The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and Corteva Agriscience have collaborated to bring new, science-based lesson plans and resources to elementary teachers nationwide. A series of 10 teacher-reviewed lesson plans exploring food and agricultural themes are now available at https://www.nsta.org/corteva.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for students to have access to high-quality, hands-on activities and experiences that expand their perspectives about science,” said David Evans, NSTA Executive Director. “Agriculture

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Iowa FFA Chapter Wins Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2019 — Three Iowa FFA chapters were awarded bragging rights and cash prizes in the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge. The winning chapters were recognized and their statues displayed prominently at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois

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Corteva Agriscience Sponsors Conservation in Action Tour

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2019 — Corteva Agriscience is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Conservation in Action Tour held this week in Central Iowa. The tour is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), a national public-private partnership that envisions the widespread use of economically and environmentally beneficial agricultural systems.

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Pioneer Launches Corn Yield Estimator as Part of New Mobile App and Website

Published

JOHNSTON, IA., Aug. 14, 2019 — Estimating corn yield is now easier than ever thanks to the new Pioneer Corn Yield Estimator. Now available to farmers as part of the Pioneer mobile app, the Corn Yield Estimator takes yield estimation to the next level. This tool uses a machine learning model, which allows farmers to quickly and accurately count the kernels on an ear while in the field. The yield estimate is based on kernel count, stand count and kernels per bushel. 

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Pioneer Expands Pioneer® Brand Enlist E3™ Soybeans Availability for 2020 Planting

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, Aug. 6, 2019 — Today, Pioneer announced expanded availability of Pioneer® brand Enlist E3 soybeans for 2020. Varieties will be available across the U.S. in a range of maturities.

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Three FFA Chapters Named Finalists in Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, June 21, 2019 — Today, Pioneer announced three FFA chapters have been chosen as finalists in the Pioneer® brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge. Each winning chapter will receive a cash prize and will have their decorated statues prominently displayed at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. 

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Accenture Collaborates with Corteva Agriscience on Pilot Program to Bring Technology Skilling to Rural Iowa

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JEFFERSON, Iowa; June 5, 2019 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA) announced today during a press conference with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, a collaboration bringing together non-profit groups, higher education organizations, and government leaders to help individuals and educators in Jefferson, Iowa, acquire technology skills while remaining in their rural communities.

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Pioneer Launches #ProudToBeAFarmer Campaign

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, May 24, 2019 — American farmers are the backbone of this country. Since our nation’s founding, farmers have toiled and strived to feed both this nation and the world.

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Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Donates Grain Rescue Tubes to Rural Communities

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WILMOT, S.D., May 15, 2019 Having the proper rescue tools and training can be the difference between life and death for rural first responders rushing to save someone trapped in a grain bin. Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is equipping communities with lifesaving equipment by donating 21 grain rescue tubes to fire departments nationwide.

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FFA Chapters Bring Their 'A' Game in Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, Jan. 4, 2019 — Fifteen Iowa and Illinois FFA chapters will showcase their creativity in the Pioneer®brand A-Series soybeans Big A Challenge, with their masterpieces displayed at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. 

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