News Briefs November 19, 2018


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Innovation seldom happens on accident, and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, continues to propel the agriculture industry forward. Last week, Corteva Agriscience won three prestigious honors at the 2018 Agrow Awards. This week’s media briefs cover sulfur fertility, alfalfa stand evaluation and winter injury, and the damage caused by the diamondback moth in canola. 

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Crop Insights

Sulfur Fertility for Crop Production

Sulfur is an essential nutrient for crop production, often ranked behind only nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in terms of crop need. Less atmospheric sulfur is being deposited in the soil from the reduction of power plant emissions. The result is an increase of sulfur deficiencies. Identify shortages and replace crop removal of sulfur to stay ahead of potential yield loss…Read more

Alfalfa Stand Evaluation

Extremely cold temperatures without adequate snow cover can lead to colder soil temperatures, which contribute to winterkill in alfalfa. The best way to diagnose alfalfa winter injury is to dig up plants at several areas of the field and examine roots…Read more

The Diamondback Moth – A Winter Canola Pest

The diamondback moth is present in both the United States and Canada. Significant increases of winter canola acreage in areas such as the southern Great Plains has resulted in increased pressure from the European-native pest. The larvae of the diamondback moth cause the most plant damage, burrowing between the upper and lower leaf surfaces, creating “mines.”…Read more

In the News

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Wins Big at 2018 Agrow Awards

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, received three prestigious Agrow Awards at the annual awards ceremony in London on November 12. Agrow is a leading provider of news, analysis and data to the global agriculture industry. Corteva Agriscience received awards for Best New Crop Protection Product or Trait, Best Packaging Innovation and Best Industry Collaboration. 

The company also received a Highly Commended honor in the Best Stewardship Initiative category for a collaboration between its Brazil and Paraguay teams with farmers. 

“The innovations recognized at this year’s Agrow Awards showcase Corteva Agriscience at its best – collaborating to find novel, effective and integrated solutions that solve problems for our customers and their customers,” said Neal Gutterson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Corteva Agriscience. “Importantly, many of these approaches also allow us to minimize our environmental footprint, which is a priority for us at Corteva Agriscience.”…Read more

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