News Briefs June 4, 2018


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The growing season is in full swing. Throughout the nation, growers are making nitrogen decisions, considering replants, evaluating stands and more. This week’s briefs cover nitrogen side-dress considerations, water and nutrient uptake in corn, and foliar diseases.

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In the News

Nitrogen Applications – It’s All About Timing

As the calendar turns to June, growers may be concerned that it is too early to apply the remainder of side-dressed nitrogen, but Pioneer Territory Manager Bradley Ott says times have changed.

“It still is pretty early,” he said. “But this time last year we were just finishing up planting on corn. You have to take that into account when you think about timing.”…Hear more

Sukup Manufacturing Wins InnovationLEADER Award Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Sukup Manufacturing Co., based in Sheffield, Iowa, was awarded The 2018 InnovationLEADER Award. The award is designed by the Des Moines Business Record, and sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, to recognize an Iowa business or organization for its culture of innovation and revolutionary ideas. Steve Sukup, chief financial officer, Sukup Manufacturing, accepted the award, as part of the innovationIOWA awards banquet held at the Carver Center on the Johnston, Iowa campus of Corteva Agriscience™…Read more

Crop Insights

Water and Nutrient Uptake in Corn

Sixteen nutrients are essential for corn growth. Thirteen of these are supplied through the soil while the other three – carbon, hydrogen and oxygen – are obtained through the atmosphere and soil water. Understanding how and when these nutrients are absorbed is essential to obtain high grain yields, especially during the critical period of V6 to R1…Read more

Foliar Diseases. Are You At Risk?

Foliar fungicides have grown increasingly necessary in recent years. Three factors determine the risk of foliar diseases: environmental conditions favorable to disease, including higher temperatures and moisture; the presence of the pathogen, typically overwintering in previous crop residue; and hybrid selection, which provides a baseline resistance to disease…Read more

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