News Briefs April 22, 2019


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Use Farmers throughout the Corn Belt are busy applying anhydrous, prepping planters and finalizing spring plans. Pioneer’s team of field agronomists are gathering information and finding answers to the questions farmers have this season.

This week’s media briefs cover a southern wheat update, spring anhydrous application tips and early season kochia management. 

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

Crop Insights

Southern Wheat Update Southern wheat is progressing as many fields are now entering the jointing stage, where the plant’s growing point and developing head move above ground. It’s important to be aware of this stage because plants are entering a period of high nitrogen uptake and are also vulnerable to a late-season freeze…Hear more

Spring Anhydrous Considerations

A wet fall, winter and spring have many farmers looking to supplement potential nitrogen losses. Wet conditions have narrowed the window between anhydrous applications and corn planting. Application depth is one way farmers can mitigate the risks associated with later-applied anhydrous. Applying anhydrous at a depth of 8 to 10 inches reduces the potential for anhydrous burn on corn…Hear more

Early Season Kochia Management

Controlling kochia, a small-seeded broadleaf weed, is challenging. As it emerges, kochia’s tiny hairs shield it from herbicides, making it difficult to manage. Getting full coverage with weed control products that contain the correct active ingredients will help provide maximum control…Hear more

In the News

Nitrogen Stabilizer PinnitMax® Offers Efficiency

After several wet seasons, farmers are looking for an insurance policy for their nitrogen applications. PinnitMax®, a new urease inhibitor product from Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is available for growers in 2019.

Tina Troester, Nitrogen Management Specialist at Corteva Agriscience, said the trend in fertilizer application is leaning toward a multi-pass system instead of applying a large amount of nitrogen in the fall and hoping it’s still there at planting…Read more

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