News Briefs May 7, 2018


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Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is proud to welcome Kacey Birchmier as its new Media Relations Manager. Kacey comes from a strong agricultural background, having served as the Agronomy and Conservation Editor for Successful Farming magazine and

This week’s briefs cover anhydrous and burndown strategies, DuPont™ Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment regulatory approval in Canada, hybrid maturity, and corn replant considerations.

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In the News

Anhydrous and Burndown Strategies Ahead of Planting

While farmers have made corn planting progress in the last week, the USDA’s weekly crop progress report shows planted acreage still lags from a year ago. Farmers have grown anxious, but there’s plenty of calendar left to get corn and soybeans in the ground, says DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Troy Putnam. As farmers get in the field, he wants them to remember the importance of making timely and accurate anhydrous and burndown applications to avoid seedling injuries…Read more

DuPont Lumisena Fungicide Seed Treatment Receives Approval from Canadian Regulatory Agency

Growers in Canada will soon have a powerful new tool to protect against Phytophthora root rot and downy mildew. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced April 23 that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for the registration of DuPont™ Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment…Read more

Crop Insights

Choosing the Correct Hybrid Maturity An unseasonably cold April resulted in planting delays throughout most of the Midwest. Many corn growers now face the decision to switch to an earlier-maturing hybrid or to keep their original selection. Planting full-season hybrids too late puts them at risk of cool fall weather with potential risk of frost damage. However, switching to early-maturing hybrids too soon can result in yield and profit penalties. Farmers should consider all the variables before switching hybrids…Read more

The Trick to Timing Nitrogen Applications

Timing in-season nitrogen (N) applications for corn can be tricky. There’s a fine line between supplying adequate N for crop uptake without overapplying, which can put N at the risk of loss. Applying N through multiple applications spreads risk and can improve profitability. Farmers should be ready to implement a backup plan as a quick and effective response to N stress can impact crop yields by at least 10 to 15 percent…Read more

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