News Briefs April 1, 2019


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Use Flooding throughout the Midwest is preventing an early start to the season for many farmers. Pioneer agronomists know that farmers need a proactive plan to stay on track during and after #plant19. Our agronomists are available to answer questions and help farmers achieve yield goals. 

This week’s media briefs cover spring nitrogen, and wheat and alfalfa assessments. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at

Crop Insights

Spring Nitrogen Management

Spring nitrogen management is crucial to a successful growing season. Pioneer Field Agronomist Jay Zielske discusses important considerations and options for growers who plan to apply anhydrous ammonia this spring due to wet fall conditions…Watch more

2019 Wheat Assessment

Early spring is a good time for farmers to evaluate how their wheat crop is progressing. Patches of yellow or brown may still dominate wheat fields, but some green is starting to show up. Pioneer Field Agronomist Ryan Piel outlines what growers can look for and expect during the coming weeks…Watch more

Alfalfa Assessment Following a Cold Winter

After a cold winter, assessing alfalfa fields is a necessity. Farmers should find four to five live plants per square foot in established stands to produce well. However, just because they are green, doesn’t mean they will produce. Farmers should split stems and check crowns to get an idea of overall plant health…Watch more

In The News

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Signs MoU with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Corteva Agriscience™ recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The agreement outlines principles for collaboration in areas including partnership in technology development, advancing best applications in the field, elevating agronomy skills and building a model for sustainable development in rural areas. 

The two parties have previously cooperated on farmer training programs, scholarships for graduate students, establishing a Rice EXZACT™ Precision Genome Editing Technology Platform for China. In 2016, they established the resistant weed management for sustainable rice farming project, which entered its second phase in 2019.…Read more

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