News Briefs February 26, 2018


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We hope to see you at Commodity Classic this week. Our experts will be there, ready to answer your questions. Below previews just some of our speakers and presentations during the annual event. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Gregg M. Schmidt at

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DowDuPont™ Agriculture Division Leader Availabilities at Commodity Classic

Leaders from the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ will be on hand for special media events at the 2018 Commodity Classic, sharing insights into the agriculture industry and highlighting new products to help growers achieve maximum yields. 

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Media Only Preview at the Trade Show: Senior business leaders and subject matter experts available at all booths including:

  • Jim Collins, Chief Operating Officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
  • Judd O’Connor, North America Region Leader, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
  • Krysta Harden, External Affairs Leader, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™

Dow AgroSciences Crop Protection Booth 3021 
DuPont Pioneer Booth 1739 
Mycogen Seeds Booth 2345 

David Hula, farmer from Virginia and NCGA Corn Yield World Record Holder, also will be in DuPont Pioneer Booth 1739. 

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. PST
Media Reception on California Terrace, 3rd floor near Room 303, Anaheim Convention Center 
Sponsor remarks:

  • Krysta Harden, External Affairs Leader, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
  • In appreciation of your coverage throughout the year, please join us for a reception in your honor. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST
General Session in the Convention Center 
Sponsor remarks:

  • Krysta Harden, External Affairs Leader, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, will make opening remarks before the keynote presentation of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PST 
Commodity Classic Trade Show Main Stage
Learning Session - Harnessing the power of digital to solve agriculture’s most complex challenges 
The benefits of data-driven agriculture - connecting growers, input, technology, equipment and service providers, public and private data, and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability, productivity and livelihoods of those who produce food and agricultural products, as well as consumers and users of these products. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the digital landscape and opportunities for engagement. Panelists include:

  • Sid Gorham, CEO of Granular and DuPont Digital Agriculture Leader
  • Lane Arthur, Director, Digital Solutions, John Deere
  • Trey Hill, Owner/Manager, Harborview Farms, Maryland
  • Ryan Bergman, Agricultural Sourcing Senior Manager, The Dannon Company North America
  • Moderator – Dave Kurns, Editorial Content Director, Meredith AgriMedia 

    Click here for the complete schedule of presentations in the DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences Crop Protection booths. 

    Speakers will be available for interviews immediately following their presentations. Join us at the events or contact us to schedule an interview.

Crop Insights

Fertilizing Profitably for High-Yielding Crops

Increasing yields can come at a cost. Often times that cost is an increase in demand for crop nutrients and nutrient management. When managing for high-yielding crops, here are some things to keep in mind:

Nitrogen – Sixty-three percent of nitrogen is taken prior to flowering for corn. Ensuring season-long nitrogen supply is critical for achieving high yields…Read more 

Phosphorus and Potassium – Recent studies suggest Phosphorus and Potassium fertilizer rates in some areas may not be keeping pace with increasing crop yields that result in higher nutrient removal…Read more

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