News Briefs October 9, 2017


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We continue our harvest theme in this week’s briefs. Read about the drawbacks of harvesting soybeans that are too dry, whether corn still has time to dry in the field, what affects grain quality and the unwavering commitment of DuPont Pioneer to Agribusiness. 

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Pioneer In the News

New Fields, Lab Show DuPont Pioneer’s Commitment to Agribusiness

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from DuPont Pioneer, a new enclosed beehive structure with a transparent wall was constructed at William Penn High School as they celebrate Agriculture Education Awareness. The structure will allow students and guests to safely observe hive activity. 

Later that day, Delaware Technical Community College celebrated the opening of the school’s new production agriculture laboratory on its Jack F. Owens Campus, thanks to donations from DuPont Pioneer…Read more

The Cost of Cutting Low Moisture Soybeans

The hot, dry fall weather in some areas of the country is causing the moisture levels of soybeans to be lower than they should be for optimum yield. “Harvest moisture in beans is a big deal,” said DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Ryan Terry. “Each percentage in moisture lost is a percentage in yield lost, so there are beans you aren’t getting paid for.”…Listen here

Crop Insights

Will My Corn Have Time To Dry In The Field?

Harvest is running about a week behind in many regions, leaving the question of whether corn will still have time to dry in the field. Corn drydown rates are highly influenced by the timing of physiological maturity, weather conditions following maturity, and husk and grain characteristics of the hybrid. Read more for considerations when harvesting wet or immature corn with more than 30 percent moisture.

Tips for Grain Quality Management

Managing corn to ensure the highest grain quality helps growers put dollars in their pocket. A few minutes spent adjusting the combine can limit grain damage and fine-tuning the grain drying process can help retain optimal dry matter…Read more

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