News Briefs May 21, 2018


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Corteva AgriscienceTM, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, invests heavily in cutting-edge agronomic information and technology to provide the best quality of service to growers. This week’s briefs cover research on temperature and early corn growth, a licensing agreement between Corteva AgriscienceTMand Monsanto, corn rootworm management, and early season weed control.

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In the News

Why Warm Weather Boosts Early Corn Growth

It’s no secret; corn grows best in warmer weather. Two former DuPont Pioneer research scientists examined exactly how corn responds to warmer temperatures as it germinates and grows. Their findings may help you understand why corn planted in cooler soils struggle until conditions warm up. The researchers conducted studies to examine the genetic differences in how hybrids react to cold stress…Read more

Corteva AgriscienceTM and Monsanto Announce Licensing Agreement

Corteva Agriscience™ and Monsanto announced the completion of a licensing agreement for next-generation technology for insect control in corn. The agreement will expand options for farmers fighting corn rootworm in the U.S. and Canada. Corteva Agriscience™ will receive a license to stack Monsanto’s Corn Rootworm III and MON89034 traits with its own insect control traits to stay ahead of the billion-dollar bug…Read more

Crop Insights

Corn Rootworm Management Begins with Scouting

Corn rootworm (CRW) larvae and adults cause economic loss every year. The impact of larvae on yield varies depending on rootworm feeding timing, available moisture and the hybrid’s ability to regenerate damaged roots. To best manage CRW, farmers should implement a scouting program that monitors larvae and adult beetle numbers, predicting potential egg laying and future problems…Read more

Controlling Weeds Early in Soybeans

Early season weed control should be a priority for one simple reason; early weeds are easier to control. Herbicides may be less effective during times of heat and drought stress, which is more likely later in the growing season. Weed control programs, including pre-plant/pre-emergence followed by post-emergence herbicides, have consistently provided the best weed control and greatest net returns…Read more

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