News Briefs January 7, 2019


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Ask farmers what their new year resolutions are and we bet they have at least one part of their operation they want to improve. That’s why our industry-leading agronomic research never stops. Pioneer’s team of field agronomists and sales professionals are out helping farmers evaluate data to help make the best decisions for 2019. 

This week’s media briefs cover dealing with spring soil compaction, molybdenum fertility and understanding variable rate technology data points. 

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Crop Insights

Spring Soil Compaction

Soil compaction is one of the most serious forms of soil degradation. It’s difficult to detect and may limit crop yield without presenting any obvious symptoms. The size and weight of farm machinery paired with early planting has raised the likelihood of working in wet fields, both major contributors to spring soil compaction…Read more

Molybdenum Fertility in Crop Production

Molybdenum (MO) is one of the 17 essential nutrients for crop growth. Though MO deficiency is very rare in corn, deficiency may occur when soybeans are grown in acidic and highly weathered soils and can result in significant yield reductions. Unlike all other nutrients, MO becomes more available as pH increases, and solubility increases for every point increase in pH…Read more

What Data Layers are Important for Variable Rate Technology?

Many growers have abundant spatial data from their soybean fields, but do not have a clear understanding of how to use it to create variable rate prescriptions and improve yields. Pioneer research studies conducted at 22 locations in Wisconsin helped identify soil type, slope and other characteristics as the most important yield predictors, regardless of year…Read more

In the News

New Cotton Varieties to Consider

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, recently announced its new cotton lineup for 2019. PhytoGen is offering a portfolio enabled with Enlist™ technology for weed management. Additionally, the 2019 portfolio boasts WideStrike® 3 Insect Protection. Corteva Agriscience is also adding new varieties to their 200 series, 300 series and 400 series…Read more

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