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News Briefs August 19, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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News Briefs July 8, 2019

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Not every yield-boosting agronomic practice should be used in all situations. Growers need to evaluate the economic viability of practices like foliar fungicide applications to achieve the most economic return on investment. Pioneer field agronomists are available to answer these important, time-sensitive questions. 

This week’s briefs cover rapid growth syndrome, hail damage in corn and soybean R3 fungicide applications.

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 1, 2019

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Pioneer’s local agronomists are working with farmers throughout the Corn Belt to make the most of a challenging growing season.

This week’s briefs cover wheat bean planting, the Qrome® revolution and crop response to herbicide applications. 

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 June 24, 2019

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This year’s planting delays caused countless challenges. The crops that did get planted will continue to have hurdles to clear throughout the growing season. Tracking crop health, applying fungicides and deterring insects are all key for reaching maximum yields.

This week’s briefs include grape colaspis in soybeans, using drones to track crop health and the importance of fungicide application timing. 

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 June 17, 2019

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Record-breaking spring rains left U.S. corn planting at 83% complete, drastically lower than the 99% five-year average, according to the latest USDA report. This leaves millions of acres of corn to be planted in June and potentially millions of acres more to be replanted. Pioneer and its local agronomists are here to help farmers face these unprecedented challenges..

This week’s briefs include tips for June soybean planting, managing delayed corn growth and combating fallow syndrome. 

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

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