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News Briefs October 14, 2019

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The USDA Market report recently increased its projection of the average corn crop yield to 168.4 bu/A while dropping its soybean yield estimate to 46.9 bu/A. No matter the yields, Pioneer field agronomists are in the field to provide advice and guidance to farmers. 

This week’s briefs cover green stem syndrome, non-fungicide applied fields, directed scouting and recycling used blue jeans into housing insulation. 

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 October 7, 2019

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With fall officially here, farmers are tracking drydown while also monitoring crop health. Pioneer field agronomists give farmers the knowledge and peace of mind they need to finish the season strong and get the most from their fields. 

This week’s briefs cover corn test weight, GDU shortening in corn and managing corn earworms. 

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 30, 2019

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Every season presents unique challenges and having an expert provide advice can be invaluable. Pioneer agronomists are subject matter experts on topics such as corn ear drooping due to drought stress or wet, cold conditions promoting white mold in soybeans. This week’s briefs cover these issues and more.

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 23, 2019

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Pioneer is more than just an agriculture company selling products to farmers nationwide. It has invested in local communities, building relationships to strengthen local farms and educate and excite the next generation of farmers. 

This week’s briefs cover corn ear rot, drone technology and tar 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 September 16, 2019

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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

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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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News Briefs September 9, 2019

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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

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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

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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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News Briefs August 26, 2019

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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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