News Briefs April 8, 2019


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Use Feeding a growing global population requires consistent crop improvement. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is at the forefront of research and agronomic knowledge to help growers increase their yields and crop quality. 

This week’s media briefs include corn planting tips, the benefits of burndown in cornfields and the use of bait stations. 

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Crop Insights

Corn Planting Preparation Tips

With planting rapidly approaching for most Midwest farmers, now is the time to check corn planters. Placing seeds in the soil at consistent depths will promote the uniform emergence necessary for top yields…Watch more

Benefits of Cornfield Burndown

Farmers often apply herbicides to burn down cornfields prior to planting, but what are the benefits of a burndown? Burndown allows farmers to start with a clean field, effectively eliminating weed competition. It also speeds soil drying and warming, and removes vegetation to reduce insect pressure in fields…Watch more

What Bait Stations Reveal About Seed Treatments

Bait stations buried in fields attract underground pests and give farmers an idea of threats. Thanks to improved seed treatments during the past 20 years, bait stations are no longer widely used. But they serve as a reminder of the pests still lurking in fields and the importance of seed treatments, scouting and preparation for the growing season…Watch more

In The News

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Announces New Gene-editing Licensing Agreement with Amfora

Corteva Agriscience™, the Broad Institute and Amfora, a biotechnology company, recently announced a nonexclusive research and commercial license agreement allowing Amfora to use CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools to develop a portfolio of gene-edited crops with increased protein content. 

“Demand for plant-based protein is taking off and we are pleased to see our licenses support Amfora’s innovations in this exciting space,” said Neal Gutterson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Corteva Agriscience. “It’s another great example of CRISPR’s potential to contribute to foods that are healthier and more environmentally sustainable.”…Read more

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