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News Briefs January 20, 2020

Published

Farmers make thousands of decisions every season. To help make the right ones, Pioneer agronomists consistently deliver quality agronomic information so farmers can manage with confidence. This week’s briefs cover satellite and unmanned aerial systems for crop scouting, soybean lodging mitigation and corn eyespot. 

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 January 13, 2020

Published

It’s the depth of winter now, but seeds of the next growing season are already being planted in the minds of farmers. Pioneer agronomists are working with farmers to select the best hybrids and varieties, finalize fertility plans, and determine the best agronomic practices. This week’s briefs look at the effect of traditional versus narrow corn row spacing, soybean variety selection and corn head smut. 

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 January 6, 2020

Published

A new year means a new crop of industry-leading Pioneer ® brand seed products. As the days lengthen, all eyes turn to the fast-approaching 2020 growing season. This week’s briefs examine controlled-release nitrogen fertilizers, mycotoxin testing and yield-limiting factors in corn-after-corn production. 

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 December 30, 2019

Published

2020 is just two days away, and with it come the endless possibilities of a new year. We at Pioneer are thrilled to see what the new year and new decade will bring as we combine Pioneer’s agronomic knowledge and products with farmers hard work and spirit. The future is rife with opportunities! 

This week we’re covering rotating sources of SCN resistance, revamping obsolete soybean nutrient uptake data and how growers are protecting their nitrogen investment. 

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

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Pioneer® Brand Sorghum Hybrids Prevail in National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2019 — Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids continued their commanding performance in the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield Contest. Farmers who grew Pioneer brand sorghum represented 88% of all national first-, second- and third-place winners and earned 6 of 9 first-place national honors in the 2019 contest.

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World-Leading Germplasm Library Fuels Remarkable New Class of Pioneer® Brand Seed Products

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2019 — Pioneer continues to drive year-over-year yield improvement for farmers with the addition of 89 new outstanding corn and soybean products for North America in 2020. The selected products were top performers bred from the world-leading germplasm library of Corteva Agriscience and bolster an already superior product lineup with industry leading performance. 

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Pioneer® Brand Corn Achieves New World Record in NCGA Corn Yield Contest

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 17, 2019 — Farmers who planted Pioneer® brand corn products won 10 national and 245 state awards in the annual National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. This is the third year in a row that a Pioneer product has taken top yield in the contest while setting two world records in the process. NCGA announced contest results yesterday. 

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News Briefs December 16, 2019

Published

The holidays are approaching, and our gift to farmers this and every year is the timely, reliable agronomic information they depend on. This week we dive into research on the effect of corn plant population on fungicide, hybrid selection in high residue fields and manganese fertility in soybeans. 

NOTE — No email will be sent next week. We will resume Dec. 30.

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 December 9, 2019

Published

Planning for 2020 is a lot easier with actionable data from previous years. While this can seem daunting, Pioneer agronomists are available to help set up test plots, analyze yields, identify trends and spot potential issues for the coming year. 

This week’s briefs cover test plot design, yield-limiting factors in continuous corn and managing glyphosate weed resistance. 

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 December 2, 2019

Published

Few things can derail a good growing season like incorrectly identifying a threat to plant or soil health. Fortunately, highly trained Pioneer agronomists integrate their expertise with local grower observations to provide the right solutions that protect crops and maximize yields. 

This week’s briefs cover alfalfa’s potassium needs, corn-after-corn production and soil 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 January 20, 2020

Published

Farmers make thousands of decisions every season. To help make the right ones, Pioneer agronomists consistently deliver quality agronomic information so farmers can manage with confidence. This week’s briefs cover satellite and unmanned aerial systems for crop scouting, soybean lodging mitigation and corn eyespot. 

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 January 13, 2020

Published

It’s the depth of winter now, but seeds of the next growing season are already being planted in the minds of farmers. Pioneer agronomists are working with farmers to select the best hybrids and varieties, finalize fertility plans, and determine the best agronomic practices. This week’s briefs look at the effect of traditional versus narrow corn row spacing, soybean variety selection and corn head smut. 

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 January 6, 2020

Published

A new year means a new crop of industry-leading Pioneer ® brand seed products. As the days lengthen, all eyes turn to the fast-approaching 2020 growing season. This week’s briefs examine controlled-release nitrogen fertilizers, mycotoxin testing and yield-limiting factors in corn-after-corn production. 

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 December 30, 2019

Published

2020 is just two days away, and with it come the endless possibilities of a new year. We at Pioneer are thrilled to see what the new year and new decade will bring as we combine Pioneer’s agronomic knowledge and products with farmers hard work and spirit. The future is rife with opportunities! 

This week we’re covering rotating sources of SCN resistance, revamping obsolete soybean nutrient uptake data and how growers are protecting their nitrogen investment. 

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 December 16, 2019

Published

The holidays are approaching, and our gift to farmers this and every year is the timely, reliable agronomic information they depend on. This week we dive into research on the effect of corn plant population on fungicide, hybrid selection in high residue fields and manganese fertility in soybeans. 

NOTE — No email will be sent next week. We will resume Dec. 30.

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 December 9, 2019

Published

Planning for 2020 is a lot easier with actionable data from previous years. While this can seem daunting, Pioneer agronomists are available to help set up test plots, analyze yields, identify trends and spot potential issues for the coming year. 

This week’s briefs cover test plot design, yield-limiting factors in continuous corn and managing glyphosate weed resistance. 

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 December 2, 2019

Published

Few things can derail a good growing season like incorrectly identifying a threat to plant or soil health. Fortunately, highly trained Pioneer agronomists integrate their expertise with local grower observations to provide the right solutions that protect crops and maximize yields. 

This week’s briefs cover alfalfa’s potassium needs, corn-after-corn production and soil 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 November 25, 2019

Published

Pioneer researchers and agronomists are always looking ahead to solve problems and meet growing demand for industry-leading products. This week’s briefs cover phosphorous and potassium fertility, freeze damage in wheat and the effect of corn seed orientation on yield. 

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 November 18, 2019

Published

Snow has fallen in much of the Corn Belt, and 2020 planning has begun. Pioneer agronomists continue to advise farmers on the latest agronomic trends, disease and pest control options, and management techniques that can take a growing season from good to great. 

This week’s briefs cover corn residue, checking bins through winter and winter cover crops. 

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 November 11, 2019

Published

Pioneer knows the value of persistence. Research teams are hard at work, always looking for innovative products to bring to the market. 

This week’s briefs cover managing SCN with Peking, 2020 alfalfa planning and corn harvest timing. 

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

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More News Briefs

Pioneer® Brand Sorghum Hybrids Prevail in National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2019 — Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids continued their commanding performance in the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield Contest. Farmers who grew Pioneer brand sorghum represented 88% of all national first-, second- and third-place winners and earned 6 of 9 first-place national honors in the 2019 contest.

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World-Leading Germplasm Library Fuels Remarkable New Class of Pioneer® Brand Seed Products

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2019 — Pioneer continues to drive year-over-year yield improvement for farmers with the addition of 89 new outstanding corn and soybean products for North America in 2020. The selected products were top performers bred from the world-leading germplasm library of Corteva Agriscience and bolster an already superior product lineup with industry leading performance. 

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Pioneer® Brand Corn Achieves New World Record in NCGA Corn Yield Contest

Published

JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 17, 2019 — Farmers who planted Pioneer® brand corn products won 10 national and 245 state awards in the annual National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. This is the third year in a row that a Pioneer product has taken top yield in the contest while setting two world records in the process. NCGA announced contest results yesterday. 

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Pioneer® Brand Corn and Soybean Products Continue to Set Records

Published

JOHNSTON, IA, Nov. 12, 2019 — Pioneer® brand corn and soybean product yields across the country continue to set records thanks to rigorous research and testing programs. Despite what may be the most challenging growing season in recent history in terms of weather, yields from Pioneer brand corn and soybeans continue trending up. 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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