The 2012 drought may cause some issues with herbicide carryover in the 2013 crop, according to Brent Wilson, technical services manager, DuPont Pioneer. In addition, growers will need to evaluate fertilizer applications....More
To meet nitrogen level needs while avoiding weather-related pitfalls, growers should consider applying nitrogen (N) at multiple times. N may be applied in the fall, early spring (preplant), at planting and in-season (sidedress).
"The ideal circumstances are to do a split application," says John Shanahan, Pioneer Hi-Bred agronomy research manager.
This time of year – in-season – N applications allow for adjustments to planned nitrogen supply based on weather variations. ...More
The early spring and accompanying early planting, together with last fall’s dry conditions in many areas, may present unique management challenges to growers planning nitrogen (N) applications, according to agronomic experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred. These conditions can mean N loss and impact corn yields. ...More
Soybean seed from Pioneer Hi-Bred will be sold by seed count and not by weight for the 2013 planting season. This is a major change for the company that has sold soybean seed by weight. In the future, a unit will be 140,000 soybean seeds instead of 50 lbs. of seed in a unit....More
The Pioneer Appli-Pro Super Low Volume (SLV) Applicator System is a new way to apply inoculant to silage using low volumes of inoculant. We put the SLV applicator on our self-propelled forage harvester and our round baler to see how it worked.
We hadn’t used any silage inoculants in our operation for several years, but we were willing to try the SLV system once I saw how easy it was to put on the machine and what a low volume of product would be used. The standard application rate is only 10 ml/ton of silage. ...More
DuPont opened a $40 million plant genetics research facility in Johnston, Iowa, today to support its commitment to increasing agricultural productivity and food security. Approximately 400 new jobs will be created through the increased research and development capabilities housed in the 200,000 sq. ft. building....More
Josh St. Peters, corn marketing manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred, explains the benefits of Optimum AcreMax above-ground insect protection, in addition to AcreMax Xtra for above- and below-ground protection. Pioneer also plans to release a new product called AcreMax Extreme, which is scheduled to hit the market in 2013, pending EPA approval....More
Pioneer Hi-Bred will have a new source of genes to test for drought tolerance. DuPont, Pioneer’s parent company, signed a research agreement with Rosetta Green, an Israeli plant genetics company....More
DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred will work with Evogene for the search and development of rust-resistant soybean varieties. Soybean rust is one of the most devastating fungal diseases of soybeans in the world....More
Pioneer Hi-Bred's philosophy of helping grower customers find the right product for the right acre is working. Its seed sales were up this year, according to Alejandro Munoz, vice president America and Global Production, Pioneer Hi-Bred....More
The new Optimum AquaMax corn hybrids from Pioneer Hi-Bred are designed hold a yield advantage in limited water and drought environments, according to Monica Patterson, senior marketing manager, technology launch....More