News Briefs January 21, 2019


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U.S. farmers will have additional tools in their arsenal for the 2019 growing season with China announcing import approval for Pioneer® brand Qrome® products and Enlist E3™ soybeans. These products will provide farmers with additional insect and weed protection options while boosting average yield performance. 

This week’s media briefs cover white grub damage to corn, plant height and soybean lodging, and nitrogen fertility in soft red winter wheat. 

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Crop Insights

White Grubs in Corn

Most U.S. states have at least one species of grub, and there are more than 25 species in the Midwest, Northeast and South. Farmers should scout fields for grubs during spring tillage. Infestations may be localized in areas where vegetation and soil moisture were conducive to egg-laying and grub survival…Read more

Plant Height and Soybean Lodging

Plant height correlates with yield and lodging. Pioneer data shows that early planting can help avoid higher temperatures during the vegetative growth stage. That reduces plant height and susceptibility to lodging, while increasing yield potential…Read more

Spring Nitrogen Management for Soft Red Winter Wheat

In addition to increased costs and environmental concerns, lodging is a key downside to over-applying nitrogen in soft red winter wheat. Because nitrogen-related standability issues differ by variety, it is important to understand the characteristics of each planted variety…Read more

In the News

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Announces Commercial Launches of Enlist E3™ Soybeans and Pioneer® Brand Qrome® Products

Corteva Agriscience recently announced plans for commercial launches of Enlist E3™ soybeans in Brazil, Canada and the United States, beginning in 2019; and expanded Pioneer brand Qrome® products across the U.S. Corn Belt. 

Qrome® products have consistently delivered a four- to seven-bushel yield advantage over legacy triple-stack technology in multiyear research trials and will be available in a wide range of genetic platforms and maturities across the U.S. Corn Belt. Qrome® products feature a novel molecular stack of multiple insect protection traits and include two modes of action to control corn rootworm. 

Additionally, Enlist E3™ soybeans received import approval from China. By providing tolerance to new 2,4-D choline, Enlist traits build on the glyphosate system and provide additional tolerance to glufosinate in Enlist soybeans…Read more

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