News Briefs May 29, 2018


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Timely agronomic information can be the difference between record yields or sub-par performance. Pioneer strives to be the go-to resource for timely, valuable agronomic insight. This week’s briefs cover early crop development, soybean replant considerations, treatment for head scab in wheat and soybean weed management.

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In the News

Early Crop Development Off to a Good Start

Once planters began rolling, emergence wasn’t far behind. DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Ryan Piel said he wasn’t worried about the slight delay at the beginning of the season.

“I had some concerns early about if the herbicides were working with the cold weather, but things have warmed up and we have the moisture to activate the chemicals,” he said. “I have not seen any early weed problems.”…Read more

Soybean Replants Possible in Midwest Midwest

growers are considering soybean replants in areas where beans were planted shallow and rains did not come to start germination, according to DuPont Pioneer Agronomist Eric Miller. Timely rains will help with part of these issues, but growers need to keep an eye on what is happening in their fields to get good stand establishment…Read more

Crop Insights

Dealing with Head Scab in Wheat

Fusarium head blight (head scab) can be a devastating disease in wheat. When conditions are favorable for head scab, it can reduce both grain yield and quality. Timing of fungicide applications is critical for successful management of the blight…Read more

Soybean Weed Management

With the rise of glyphosate-resistant weeds, growers need to incorporate additional or alternative management tools to adequately manage weeds. A small number of weed species are resistant to multiple herbicides, leaving growers with very limited viable options for control…Read more

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