News Briefs August 27, 2018


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Farm Progress Show 2018 is finally here! We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Tent #124 and Pioneer Tent #634. When you visit the Pioneer tent, grab a fried food sample from the Plenish Kitchen. We need your help to set a record for the number of Plenish food samples served! 

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This week’s media briefs cover soybean weed control programs, scouting for head worms in grain sorghum and monitoring corn stalk quality. 

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Crop Insights

Monitoring Corn Stalk Quality

Poor stalk integrity leading to stalk rot may be a problem for growers this harvest season. Crop development was well ahead of schedule in many parts of the Midwest, but excellent early conditions followed by less favorable conditions set the plant up for stalk quality issues…Learn more

Season-Long Weed Control in Soybean Fields

A successful weed control program is a full-season job. It begins with a clean field and a pre-emergent herbicide to control giant ragweed and other weeds that emerge early…Learn more

Scouting for Head Worms in Grain Sorghum

Pioneer Field Agronomist Jamie Cure demonstrates a quick, easy way to scout for head worm larvae in grain sorghum. With just a bucket, check 10 plants in one section of the field by shaking the plant head and collecting the displaced larvae…Learn more

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