News Briefs September 5, 2017


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September has arrived, and with it ushers in the new era of DowDuPontTM, the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont. It also marks the end of the Farm Progress Show and the auction of the Pioneer-branded, fully custom Timpte 42’ Super Hopper trailer to raise money for the FFA. We cover those topics and more in this week’s briefs.

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Pioneer In the News

Merger Between Dow and DuPont Successfully Completed

The merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont effectively completed Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPontTM with three divisions — Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products.

Once each division has its own processes, people, assets, systems and licenses in place to operate independently from the parent company, DowDuPont intends to separate them, which is expected to occur within 18 months…Read more

Taking Bids for FFA Kids

With the final bang of the gavel, DuPont Pioneer wrapped up its “Unlock Your Yield” Tour featuring the technology of Pioneer® brand Qrome® products by hosting an auction that raised nearly $44,000 to support the National FFA Organization and state FFA organizations…Read more

Media Resources from Farm Progress 2017

Thank you to all of the reporters who stopped by the Pioneer tent during Farm Progress Show 2017. It’s always a pleasure to talk with each of you, share our latest news and hear about your upcoming reporting plans. Whether or not you were able to make it to the show, there are a wealth of resources – including a fact sheet on our mPhotometry App research – on our media resource event page…Read more

Crop Insights

Should You Burn It Down in the Fall or Winter?

Fall and winter burndown applications eliminate the green mat that can harbor insects and disease, encourage soybean cyst nematode and cutworm populations, and increase the risk of damping off for the next crop, but when should you do it?…Read more

Temperature Impact on Harvest

Growers often wonder when their corn will be ready to harvest, and with many areas at or behind normal in Growing Degree Units, it could be a closer to average corn harvest compared to the past two years…Read more

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