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News Briefs July 17, 2017

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As summer rolls on, many areas are experiencing warm temperatures. What does that mean for growers? This week’s briefs cover how high night temperatures can affect corn yields, the spider mite’s proclivity to reproduce in hot environments, how DuPont Pioneer uses automation to increase efficiency and whether growers should apply a fungicide.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 10, 2017

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DuPont Pioneer is known for its leadership in agronomy, genetics and skills development. This week’s news briefs highlight Pioneer continuing this effort in an educational collaboration with Purdue University and through a fun and informative opportunity with North Dakota State University.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 3, 2017

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This week’s news briefs include the latest on DuPont Pioneer’s work with CRISPR-Cas, why waxy corn was the perfect launching point of CRISPR-Cas editing, how nitrogen in starter fertilizer can lead to reduced stands and early cases of potato leafhoppers in alfalfa.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 26, 2017

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In this week’s news briefs, we offer story tips on applying nitrogen, early wheat harvest and corn pollination.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 19, 2017

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‘Tis the season for corn stress. This week, we give you story tips on managing it, color-changing corn leaves, slug infestations and the effort to gain consumer acceptance for CRISPR. 


Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 12, 2017

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Warmer weather, longer days and…ugly crops? This week, read about the problems still facing growers, what makes corn look “ugly,” why cover crops can help keep things sustainable and the effect wind lodging may have on yields.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs June 5, 2017

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With initial planting nearly done and stands being evaluated, many growers are making tough decisions about replanting. This week, get news tips for June replanting options, corn rootworm bettle scouting and rapid growth syndrome in corn, as well as information about DuPont Pioneer leaders mentoring agtech startups.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 30, 2017

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Accelerating product development to help feed the world is a global challenge. News tips this week include DuPont’s investment in accelerating African research, local excitement about A-Series soybeans and the management and monitoring of nitrogen for crops.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 22, 2017

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Wet weather through much of the Corn Belt did more than delay planting—it affected nitrogen levels and insect pressures. This week, we offer tips on measuring nitrogen levels, scouting fields planted with cover crops and more.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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News Briefs May 15, 2017

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Planters are rolling through the fields in-between storms, but getting seed in the ground isn’t the only concern for growers. Heavy rains, cold temperatures and soggy fields have many growers worried about weeds, diseases and the state of the seed in the ground. We tackle those topics this week, as well as how to identify corn stalk rot and why applying early nitrogen is key to getting seed off to a good start.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey.

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