News Briefs November 6, 2017


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November is here and, while harvest results continue to pour in, DuPont Pioneer and growers alike are turning an eye toward 2018. In this week’s briefs, we cover how Pioneer wants to engage the public on genetically edited crops, the NAFB Trade Talk in Kansas City and how to get a jump start on the 2018 growing season.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at

Pioneer In the News

DuPont Pioneer at NAFB Trade Talk

We look forward to seeing and speaking with farm broadcasters at the NAFB Trade Talk this week. DuPont Pioneer will be in booth 66-67 and is bringing fresh voices and perspectives to share Pioneer’s latest news and yield results during this event. Look for a release on our harvest results on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in early afternoon…More information on NAFB here and here

DuPont Pioneer Aiming to Engage Consumers on Genetically Edited Crops

Neal Gutterson, vice president of research and development, DuPont Pioneer, recently spoke about the key hurdles facing technology advancements in agriculture at the Fresh Summit in New Orleans.

“We’re a company that mostly faces the farmer,” he said. “We’ve been rethinking that bit … We know we need to engage the consumer more.”

Pioneer’s aim is to understand what concerns people have about genetically edited crops and has conducted focus groups to gain that insight…Read more

Crop Insights

Sample Soils for Strong Start in 2018

Fall soil testing provides a snapshot of the soil’s nutrient status. This data—along with yield data and field notes from the year—can help growers determine the best approach to take next season.

For tips on taking reliable test results…Read more

How to Harvest Wind-Damaged Corn

Harvesting wind-damaged crops throughout the Corn Belt can be difficult, but with the right adjustments and certain strategies, crops can find their way into the bin after windy storms. Here are a few tips for harvest:

  • Lodged corn often harvests best going the opposite direction of the wind damage
  • Take off corn attachments and ear savers
  • Reduce combine speed and experiment with the head speed to find what works best

    Find more tips here

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