New Program to Empower Farmers as Leaders

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DuPont and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced a new program to develop corn farmers for agricultural leadership opportunities. With more focus on food than ever, the NCGA DuPont New Leader Program will help to empower growers to share their story of their farms and the benefits of a robust agriculture system with key audiences, including consumers, media and …

New Pioneer Field360 Tools App for Growers

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A new mobile app that features three agronomy tools is now available to help growers with this season’s management decisions. The Pioneer Field360 Tools app from DuPont Pioneer features the GDU Estimator, Precipitation Estimator, and Growth Stage Estimator. This new app combines powerful analysis tools and real-time data, right at your fingertips. Growers are able to track multiple field scenarios, …

Researchers Develop Custom Product Testing

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Custom research methods developed by DuPont Pioneer corn researchers to breed Optimum AQUAmax products are being used to target other yield-robbing, environmental and disease stresses. During the testing of Optimum AQUAmax products — which are helping farmers grow corn in stressful, water-limited environments — a research program, called managed stress environment testing, was developed. Managed stress environment testing is not …

Pioneer Field360 Select Software

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DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer Field360 Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions. With a subscription to Pioneer Field360 Select software, growers can transform farm data into timely and actionable …

Applicants for 2014 Young Leader Program

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The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont Pioneer are seeking applicants for the 2014 Young Leader Program. Now in its historic 30th year, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program is recognized throughout agriculture for its tradition of identifying and cultivating farmer leaders who are shaping not only the U.S. soybean industry but all of agriculture. A challenging and educational two-part …

Tips for Early-Season Scouting

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Regular scouting and field evaluation is a wise practice this coming growing season, according to DuPont Pioneer researchers and agronomists. Mild winter temperatures may have aided the survival of overwintering pests and diseases which could impact crop yields if not discovered and controlled. Scouting fields regularly will help to identify planting issues, such as seedlings that have not emerged or …

Hybrids Perform Well With Delayed Planting

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Growers across the Corn Belt are either anxiously waiting to get into their fields or are in the early stages of planting their 2013 corn crop. If cool, wet weather continues, planting will be delayed for many growers and prompt questions about switching to earlier season hybrids. Long-term research studies from DuPont Pioneer and several universities show that adapted, full-season …

Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers

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Nitrogen (N) fertilizer applied as anhydrous ammonia, UAN solutions or urea can be lost if adverse (primarily wet) weather conditions precede the uptake by crops. According to DuPont Pioneer, controlled-release nitrogen fertilizers can reduce these losses by delaying the initial release of N and providing it gradually to better match its availability with crop uptake needs. Controlled-release, also called slow-release …

Strip-Till Systems Provide Key Benefits for Corn

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Strip-Till Systems Provide Key Benefits for Corn Evidence has shown that strip-till systems combine many of the best aspects of no-till and conventional tillage systems. The advantages of strip-till are generally most pronounced for corn following corn, where strip-till can help improve seedbed uniformity and reduce plant-to-plant variability compared to no-till. Benefits Over No-Till Systems Strip tillage encourages more favorable …

Dupont Pioneer Introduces Field360 Services

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Dupont Pioneer held a news conference at the recent Commodity Classic to introduce a new set of services. The focus of the press conference was the new Pioneer Field360 services. These new services are meant to help farmers increase productivity and profitability by providing more control of field-by-field data without having to become a technical expert. The Pioneer Field360 Services …