News Briefs November 13, 2017


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Harvest results are in and once again DuPont Pioneer products are second to none. In this week’s briefs, we look at which Pioneer brand products shone the brightest, ways to increase soybean yields, crop protection planning for 2018 and ways to track nearby yields.

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Pioneer In the News

Pioneer® Brand Corn, Soybean Products Excel in 2017 Harvest

DuPont Pioneer’s commitment to bringing growers the best possible products has been validated, once again, in the weigh wagon. With outstanding yield advantages from products like the world-record-setting Pioneer® brand P1197 family of products, and Pioneer® variety 31A22X, growers throughout the United States are reaping the benefits of Pioneer’s investment in research, breeding and local testing.

Whether on the national stage, or in a plot next door, Pioneer brand products with the Yield Hero designation— geographically selected based on a combination of factors, including local product adaptability, yield performance, defensive traits, agronomic characteristics, trait packages and grower preference—are truly top performers…Read more

How to Better Your Bean Yields

It’s easy for farmers to get dreamy-eyed when they read about 160- or 170-bushel-per-acre soybean yields. Unfortunately, for most soils that is just what they are — dreams.

“Those are big, big yields — double or triple most yields,” said Ryan Van Roekel, a DuPont Pioneer field agronomist in Iowa. “The one thing I’ve noticed with 100-bushel soybeans is that they have more pods than a normal crop.”

Van Roekel said these big yields with more pods are fueled by light quality and quantity, which peaks on June 21, the longest day of the year…Read more

Crop Insights

Is The Grass Greener? Local Yield Data Available to Growers

Local yield data provides growers with great insight into what is happening in the fields around them. The Pioneer yield site provides a brief summary of each plot, competitive comparisons, planting information and harvest results so growers can analyze data before making hybrid selections for 2018

For tips on taking reliable test results…Check local yields

Crop Protection Planning Pays

The results of 2017 management decisions should lead into 2018 improvements. Smart planning can reduce overall costs, help ensure timely applications next spring and summer, and help get the most from every acre next season.

Coupling seed and crop protection purchases can make input dollars go further, and deciding on packages in advance can eliminate headaches and missed opportunity during the upcoming season…Read more

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