News Briefs March 18, 2019


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Use As spring is approaches, it’s time for farmers to scout wheat fields for winterkill or heaving issues. This week’s media briefs also include information on early soybean planting, foliar diseases and the selection of two new members of the future board of directors for Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. 

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Early Wheat Scouting

Wheat fields planted in the fall may appear brown at first glance, but Pioneer Field Agronomist Bradley Ott points out that new growth comes from the crown, roughly one-half inch below the soil surface. Now is the time farmers should begin scouting for winterkill or heaving issues in the field…Watch more

Benefits of Planting Soybeans Early

Pioneer research consistently shows the value of timely soybean planting. Recent studies examined the effects of planting varieties of different maturities at normal and earlier timings. Results show full-season varieties with a greater average yield when planted early, and early maturing varieties yielded similarly across planting timings…Read more

Foliar Disease Management

Three main factors determine the risk of foliar diseases: environmental conditions, field history and previous crops. Rainy or humid weather is conducive to foliar diseases. Risk also increases in fields with a history of foliar diseases, or are located in disease-prone areas. Because foliar pathogens survive in corn residue, foliar disease risk increases when planting corn year-after-year…Read more

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DowDuPont Further Strengthens Future Board of Directors of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

DowDuPont recently announced two additional members of the future board of directors for Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Dr. Klaus Engel, a former CEO of Evonik Industries, and Rebecca Liebert, who recently became senior vice president, automotive coatings at PPG after more than a decade in leadership roles at Honeywell International, have been tapped for the roles. With these additions, Corteva Agriscience has 11 members on its future board. 

DowDuPont remains on track to separate the Materials Science Division (Dow) on April 1, 2019, and the Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) Divisions on June 1, 2019…Read more

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