News Briefs April 20, 2020


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Planting is underway in parts of the Midwest. As spring weather conditions vary wildly day to day, Pioneer is here to provide the best agronomic guidance and products to help farmers succeed. This week we look at soil temperatures at corn planting, variable rate soybean seeding and minimum tillage benefits and tools.

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Crop Insights

Soil Temperature and Corn Planting

Many germination and emergence issues arise when planting corn in cold or wet soils. Farmers need to be mindful of these potential risks. The imbibe process, generally the first 36 hours that seed is in the ground, is a critical time. Seed hydration with cold water can cause chilling injury...Hear more

Variable Rate Soybean Seeding

Variable rate seeding of soybeans is increasingly popular as farmers see benefits such as managing white mold, iron deficiency chlorosis and standability in highly productive areas of fields while controlling input costs. Improved planter technology has given growers greater confidence with variable rate seeding....Hear more

Minimum Tillage Benefits and Tools

No-till or minimum tillage practices have increased in the United States for years as growers strive to reduce input costs and protect soil and water. The well-recognized benefits of minimum tillage are thanks largely to equipment and pesticides advancements.Hear more

In the News

Corteva and United Way Partner to Feed 1,000 Families

Corteva Agriscience has partnered with United Way of Midland County, Michigan, to host the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network mobile food pantry, feeding more than 1,000 local families in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, volunteers from Corteva, United Way of Midland County and numerous members met at the local high school to distribute enough food to feed 3,600 individuals. Corteva employees in Michigan have donated to United Way groups across the region, with a generous corporate match of funds during the pandemic..Read more

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