News Briefs December 3, 2018


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Knowledge is power. Year after year, Pioneer develops, tests and advances new hybrids and varieties, to provide growers a multitude of options for every season. Not only does this knowledge help create new products, it also provides growers with access to comprehensive data on planting and genetics. 

This week’s media briefs cover finding the sweet spot for planting rates, evaluating alfalfa winter damage and managing blackleg in canola. 

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Crop Insights

Know the Sweet Spot for Planting Rates

It is important for growers to know the “sweet spot,” or optimum economic planting rate, for each hybrid they will be planting in 2019. Pioneer field tests each hybrid’s response to plant population at dozens of locations across North America every year. The wide-ranging information obtained during this extensive testing powers Pioneer’s proprietary Planting Rate Estimator, which helps farmers identify their optimal planting rates…Read more

Evaluating Winter Injuries in Alfalfa

Making early evaluations of winter damage to alfalfa plants helps with rotation decisions, forage inventory planning and gives growers an idea of yield potential. Slow green-up is a symptom of plants that have been injured or killed during the winter. Other signs of winter injury require some sleuthing…Read more

Managing Blackleg in Canola

Until recently, planting resistant varieties or hybrids offered canola growers reasonable protection against diseases such as blackleg. However, traditional sources of resistance aren’t as effective against new races. Pioneer screens new hybrids, exposing them to the predominant local strains of blackleg, to assess their resistance. Pioneer also adds new and unique forms of resistance to provide race-specific resistance that can stop leaf infections from developing…Read more

In the News

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Announces Adavelt™

Active Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has announced Adavelt™ active as the new brand name for a novel fungicide that will offer farmers curative and protectant disease control of a wide range of pathogens in multiple crops. 

Adavelt is the first active ingredient to be released from Corteva Agriscience and its R&D pipeline that combined the strengths of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Crop Protection and DuPont Pioneer. A fully synthetic neopicolinamide fungicide, Adavelt has favorable regulatory, toxicological and environmental profiles.…Read more

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