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Older Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Dakotas Episodes

  • Planters are rolling again, here’s what to watch for

    Sunny days have given the opportunity to wrap up the planting season, but don’t forget to monitor what’s already growing. Pioneer Agronomist Larry Osborne stresses the importance of keeping an eye on stand quality and weed management, even as planting continues. Tune in to hear more.

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  • How to check for replant necessity

    This season has many considering replant, but Agronomist Larry Osborne urges farmers to ensure replanting is necessary. He suggests paying attention to leaf color, growth stages and weed management before deciding to proceed with anything. Listen in for more tips.

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  • What to lookout for once seeds are in the ground

    With a wet spring, there will be plenty of pests to lookout for once seeds get in the ground. Pioneer Agronomist Larry Lunder stresses the importance of watching for weeds, disease and insects after planting. Tune in for his tips on walking fields.

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  • Don’t rule out late adjustments quite yet

    In most areas of North West Minnesota and North Eastern North Dakota, planting progress has been moving right along. Pioneer Agronomist Zach Fore points out the markets and profitability of crops have forced late decisions to be made. Tune in to hear more of his insight.

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  • Tips on handling this delayed #Plant19

    In parts of North Dakota and North West Minnesota, a good number of crops are in the ground, but what about the ones that are still waiting? Pioneer Agronomist Zach Fore says soybeans still waiting to be planted have time to stick with the original plan for the season. Tune in to hear more.

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  • Even with steady progress, plan for late season changes

    Parts of Minnesota and North Dakota experienced a dryer fall than other areas, allowing for a good start on the planting season. Pioneer Agronomist Zach Fore feels confident about the progress made so far, but notes he’s still preparing to tackle late season changes. Tune in to hear his insight on what’s to come.

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  • When do farmers need to switch to earlier maturity hybrids?

    As June begins to creep up, it’s time to think about switching to an earlier maturity hybrid. Pioneer Agronomist Curt Hoffbeck points out that by the time fields dry, a hybrid switch will need to be made to see a successful yield. Tune in to hear more.

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  • Tips for planting soybeans through June

    June is beginning, and its likely soybeans will still be making their way into fields throughout the month. Pioneer Agronomist Curt Hoffbeck points out that soybeans hold an 85 percent yield potential in June, so it is possible to stick with full season varieties until June 10. Tune in to hear more tips on raising a successful crop this delayed plant.

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  • Tips on managing late planted soybeans

    Delayed planting lingers, but what does that mean for soybeans? Pioneer Agronomist JJ Jaehning says that 3-5 days in delayed planting only changes about a day in the flowering process, noting switching maturities is still a ways off for these crops. Tune in to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • Using drones to monitor crop emergence

    Monitoring crop emergence and field conditions is critical after planting. Pioneer Agronomist Jim Ruhland says using drone programs can simplify counting corn stands, assessing field gaps and average spacing for corn, soybeans or sunflowers. Tune in to hear more about the practice.

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  • When should farmers switch to soybeans?

    Historical planting delays continue to create obstacles in the fields raising the question on switching to soybeans. Pioneer Agronomist Curt Hoffbeck recommends grain producers make the adjustment after June 10. He says soybeans are more forgiving to a delayed plant, and don’t drop yield until late June. Tune in to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • How do field conditions affect next steps?

    Pioneer Territory Manager Tim Morman says a lot of progress has been made in Minnesota but notes a few early season signals to lookout for, likes tand counts during emergence and watching for cutworm and diseases that would slow early season vigor. Tune in to hear more.

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  • Planting alternatives for the tough spring

    Planting has been tough this spring but Pioneer Agronomist Larry Lunder points out there are still alternatives for the fields. He suggests exploring soybean or sunflower fields as they develop later in the year and will give the opportunity to use a different herbicide to clear out any resistant weeds. Tune in to learn more.

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  • Consider switching hybrids as planting moves into June

    As planting continues into June, it may be time to think about switching to an earlier maturity hybrid. Pioneer Agronomist JJ Jaehning recommends keeping within a 2,220 GDU range for the season to keep that yield potential high. Tune in to hear his tips.

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  • Wet weather has presented challenges, but progress is being made

    The wet weather this spring has halted progress for many. Those that did get planted in April are starting to see emergence, after a cold and rainy start to their growth Pioneer Agronomist JJ Jaehning points out that in light of early season challenges, emergence is looking better than expected. Tune in to hear his insight.

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  • Delayed planting does not mean seed treatment can be skipped

    Product Agronomist Larry Osborne says skipping soybean seed treatment to get in the fields quicker is counterintuitive. He notes that with the moisture and fluctuating temperatures, treating seeds is more critical than ever to avoid fungus and pests taking over. Tune in to hear more.

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  • Hit the dirt and scout the fields

    Conditions have been less than ideal this spring, with water logged ground and inconsistent temperatures. Pioneer Agronomist Larry Osborne recommends getting in the fields more often to scout for fungi, seed rot and stand reduction. He notes getting ahead of potential obstacles will allow for more room to adjust herbicide and fertility programs. Tune in to hear more.

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  • With slow planting progress, tough decisions lay ahead

    Pioneer Territory Manager John Gutenkauf notes that while many growers have gotten in the fields, plenty remain waiting. He says tough decisions lay ahead while weighing the positives and negatives of prevent plant. Listen in to hear his tips.

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  • Delayed planting shouldn’t lead to skipping steps

    Delayed planting might cause consideration to skip soybean seed treatment, but Pioneer agronomist Larry Osborne strongly encourages resisting. With cool spells and rain, fungi and insects are likely to try to take advantage of the seed, especially if it’s not properly treated. Take a listen to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • We’re working through the slowest plant since 1995

    Numbers show this is the slowest planting year since 1995 and after weeks of waiting for dry weather, it may be time to make some strategic decisions. Pioneer agronomist Jim Ruhland offers details on switching hybrids, crop selection and moving to prevent plant acres are coming. Take a listen to hear his insight.

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  • Are we at the point of switching corn hybrids?

    Are we at the tipping point for switching to an earlier maturity hybrid? Pioneer field agronomist Larry Osborne says it might be time to make those moves. He suggests contacting suppliers sooner rather than later and looking at 5-7 RM. Tune in to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • Yes, progress is still possible in these field conditions

    Planters are moving into the fields, but not all ground may be ready yet. PioneerSeeds agronomist Curt Hoffbeck advises doing a little digging to find out where shallow compaction layers exist and where planting progress can be made before rolling in with the tractor. Take a listen to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • Slowly but surely, progress is being made

    As mid-May rolls around, it might be time to turn to a cherry-picking strategy within fields. Pioneer agronomist Jesse Moch suggests working the fields in areas that are ready, even if it means more work. Tune in to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • What’s the penalty for switching maturities?

    Switching maturities has been a hot topic for weeks, but what’s the penalty for switching to a shorter season product? Pioneer agronomist Jesse Moch says switching too early could cost as much as 2.5bu/A per day length. He recommends sticking with full-season until May 25 for both corn and soybean products. Tune in to hear more.

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  • Weeds are up and growing: What’s the strategy?

    Planting might be on hold, but weeds are still growing. Pioneer agronomist Jesse Moch suggests checking burndown rates and consider incorporating a crop or seed oil to heat up the mix. He says multiple modes of action will be effective in controlling weeds this season. Take a listen.

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  • Let’s not add to what mother nature is already causing

    The delayed corn planting has many grappling with the question of whether to switch hybrids or not. Pioneer agronomist Curt Hoffbeck says the Northern Corn Belt should hold off switching until May 25. Remain patient, as switching to an earlier maturity too soon could lower yield by 10-20 bushels. Listen in to hear his full interview.

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  • It’s in the data: There’s still time to plant in May

    As May continues on, the question of switching to an early-season hybrid looms. Pioneer agronomist Curt Hoffbeck suggests staying with full-season hybrids to see the most yield in profit. He notes that even when planting occurs between May 20 and 25, corn yield potential is still 85-90% for the Northern Corn Belt. Tune in to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • Looking to diversify? Explore sunflowers as a crop

    Sunflower crops are increasing in popularity. Pioneer agronomist Bruce Thomas notes how that sunflowers are able to handle drought and produce a quality yield. He says last year growers saw a 10 percent increase in sunflower oil prices when sold. Tune in for more information.

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  • There’s more to high yield than the planting date

    Planting date is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to a successful yield. Agronomist Kyle Christensen says field conditions can play a huge role in yield outcome. He recommends being patient to avoid compaction and so adequate roots can develop. Listen in to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • Has delayed planting caused a loss in corn yield?

    One of the biggest concerns is yield loss due to the wet spring. Pioneer agronomist Kyle Christensen confirms there may be a loss in yield, but plant date isn’t the only factor that affects yield. He says weather during the growing season is also likely to play a role. Tune in to learn more.

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  • Eager to get in the fields? Make sure they’re fit before diving in

    The community is itching to get their planters fired up, but it’s critical to make sure conditions are fit before you get going. Agronomist Pat VanLith says to focus on what ground is fit for planting to avoid any compaction or smearing. If necessary, consider planting part of a field when it’s ready and come back to the next portion later. Tune in to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • A difficult spring presents difficult decisions

    The wet conditions in the fields have many wondering if corn or soybeans should be planted. Listen in as Pioneer Agronomist JJ Jaehning explains data that shows soybean varieties typically handle stressful conditions better than corn hybrids.

     

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  • It’s on everyone’s mind: When is it time to switch hybrids?

    Everyone knows this planting season has had a slow start, but is it time to switch hybrids yet? Pioneer agronomist Kyle Christensen says to wait until the third week in May before making serious swaps. Tune in to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • Patience prevents problems: #Plant19 tips under a stressful spring

    Listen in as agronomist Clyde Tiffany stresses the importance of being patient with planting, even in the midst of challenges this season. Rushing the process in less than ideal conditions can cause sidewall smearing and undeveloped plant roots. Listen in to hear the rest of the tips.

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  • Key considerations to make as soils dry out

    There’s plenty to consider while waiting for soils to dry out. Pioneer Agronomist JJ Jaehning recommends paying close attention to stress emergence scores and planting the best scoring hybrids first. However, waiting a few days to plant will always be better than rushing through the fields. Tune in for more insight.

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  • Does the wet spring have you rethinking your plan?

    The wet spring has delayed planting top of mind. Agronomist Jim Ruhland stresses the importance of sticking with your original plan until the end of May. He suggests reaching out to your local Pioneer sales representative to develop a plan that works for you and your crop. Take a listen to hear all his tips.

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  • Thinking about taking on a sunflower field?

    Even with delayed field work, there’s still time to see a successful plant. But, if you’re thinking about switching over to sunflowers for the first time, get these must-have tips from agronomist Tim Morman.

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  • Thinking about switching hybrids?

    With the wet spring dragging on, hybrid swaps are making their way into everyone’s minds. Agronomist Larry Lunder urges you to wait until the end of May to make that call, as a hasty decision can cost yield potential come harvest. Hear what he has to say.

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  • When should you consider switching hybrids?

    With planting season delayed, you might be wondering when you should consider a hybrid switch. Agronomist Kyle Christensen recommends waiting until at least the third week in May to make any big decisions. Take a listen to hear all he has to say.

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  • Should You Plant with a Cold, Wet Weather Forecast?

    Curt Hoffbeck, Field Agronomist for DuPont Pioneer, talks about the ideal temperatures and soil conditions to look for when planting corn and how yield potential is directly affected as the planting season progresses further into May. 

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  • Sticking with Planting Plans

    Barry Dickhoff, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer, talks about sticking with your planting plans, plus new Roundup Ready2 XtendTM soybean varieties.

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  • Cold Weather and Its Effect on Corn Seed Beds and Emergence

    Kevin Branick, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in east central South Dakota, provides information on corn stress emergence due to cold weather and if growers should be concerned with replanting.  

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  • Optimum Planting Dates in North Dakota

    Bruce Thomas, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer, talks about optimum planting dates in the north-central part of North Dakota, planting beans-on-beans and Pioneer® brand soybean varieties that work and yield the best.

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  • Planting Conditions in Southwestern Minnesota and In-season Product Selections

    Whitney Tolzin, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in Southwestern Minnesota, provides an update on planting progress in the area and talks about her team’s commitment to service and product placement.

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  • New Pioneer® Brand Soybean Varieties Now Available

    Zach Fore, a DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, talks about corn and soybean supply levels, and the new Pioneer® brand soybean product line that includes dicamba and glyphosate-tolerant varieties.

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  • Welcoming Early Rains in Northeastern South Dakota

    Tim Wenz, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in northeastern South Dakota, talks about early-season rains, monitoring field conditions and the importance of being patient leading up to planting season.

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  • Hardy Corn Hybrids for Wet and Cold Conditions

    Derek Compton, a DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, talks about tips for planting corn in wet soil, hybrids with the best emergence scores and hybrids that can handle the cold.

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  • Ready with a Large Supply of Products

    Ryan Ridder, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in east central South Dakota, talks about top-performing products in the area, new Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans and having a safe planting season.

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  • Monitoring Spring Field Conditions

    JJ Jaehning, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in the Red River Valley, talks about early-season field conditions and what to watch out for in your fields this spring.

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  • Planting Progress in Southwestern Minnesota

    Chad Anderson, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in Southwestern Minnesota, discusses getting the first product knowledge plots (PKP) in the ground and how they help farmers get off to a good start early in the season.

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  • Top Products for The Red River Valley

    Matt Carlson, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in the Red River Valley, talks about some of the latest Pioneer® brand corn products that have been working well in the area.

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  • Stress Emergence and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®

    Ken Buresh, account manager for DuPont Pioneer, relays a few management tips, including stress emergence and the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® technology.

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  • Field Conditions and Planting Progress

    Mark DeGroot, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in east central South Dakota and Western Minnesota, discusses preparation for spring planting and what to watch for with corn that’s been planted.

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  • Planting Hybrids with Longer Maturities

    Sam Lockhart, an  account manager for DuPont Pioneer in the Grandin, North Dakota, area, talks about seeing planters starting to roll, seedbed temps and the longer maturities that are now available.

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  • Getting Ready to Go

    Tye Kjeldgaard, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in south central South Dakota, talks about field conditions and planting plans and reveals some of the new products growers are excited about.

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  • Spring Nitrogen-management Recommendations

    Jamie Seitzer, EnciraSM services manager, talks about spring nitrogen-management recommendations, weather data and getting more yield by using less nitrogen.

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  • Early-Season Agronomy Report

    Jim Ruhland, a field agronomist for DuPont Pioneer in east central South Dakota, talks about tracking spring planting conditions and also reveals some products that are working well in the area.

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  • Spring Soil Temps and Planting Plans

    Troy Boomsma, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in southeastern South Dakota, talks about taking soil temperatures, planting forecasts and local agronomy trials.

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  • Mapping Fields with a New App

    Jeremy Baumgarten, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer, talks about warming ground conditions, a new field planter app and mapping your fields.

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  • Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybean Potential

    Brett Scholting, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in southeastern South Dakota, talks about new soybean varieties; including Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans, and 89 million local soybean acres.

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  • Soybeans and Resistant Weed-control Programs

    Martin Johnson, a field agronomist in the Watertown, South Dakota, area, talks about growing interest in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean varieties, weed-control programs using dicamba and yield prospects.

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  • Getting Your Soil Ready for Tillage

    Curt Hoffbeck, a field agronomist in southwestern Minnesota, talks about being ready for tillage, soil temps, crop insurance dates and cutting input costs.

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  • Launching Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybeans

    Jonathon Aal, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer, talks about the launch of Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans and current supplies of all types of varieties.

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  • Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans

    Kyle Christensen, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, discusses Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans. 

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  • Better Return on Seed Investments with Encrica℠ Stand

    Pat VanLith of east-central South Dakota talks about the EncircaSM Stand service offering and how its variable-rate seeding applications can improve return on investment.

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  • Planting Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans

    Joel Bierman is an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in the Aberdeen, South Dakota, area. He talks about current field conditions, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and available seed supplies.

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  • Different Modes of Action for Better Weed Control

    Kevin Branick of east-central South Dakota explains why using different modes of action is one of the most important weed control practices growers should consider for 2017.

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  • Local Yield Trials for Pioneer® Brand A-Series Soybeans

    Matt Wilson, an account manager for DuPont Pioneer in the Milbank South Dakota, area, talks about local yield trials for the new Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans, their yield advantage and current supplies of both varieties and hybrids.

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  • Managing Nitrogen Levels with Encirca℠ Services

    Balance your N to balance your budget. Jamie Seitzer discusses the benefits of using EncircaSM services, including real-time insights into how much nitrogen is available within the soil and how nitrogen is being used by corn at various stages of growth.

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  • Encirca℠ Services, Seed Placement and Seeding Rates

    Jamie Seitzer, EnciraSM services manager, talks about seed placement, seeding rates and making your own judgments when using Encirca services.

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  • ECB update and CRW monitoring results

    Clyde Tiffany, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, discusses monitoring of European corn borer and corn rootworm.

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  • Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy Trial Results

    DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Josh Shofner provides information about results of the soybean and fungicide corn trials in Ohio.

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  • Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy Trial Results 2

    What are GrowingPoint agronomy trials? Find out more from DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Mike Kriegshauser as he provides more information about these trials from Pioneer and highlights the 2016 on-farm trials in Nebraska, Kansas, eastern Colorado, western Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

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  • Corn Rootworm Monitoring Trial & Sticky Trap Results

    Want to learn more about corn rootworm (CRW) management? Listen as DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Ryan Underwood discusses CRW trials and sticky trap results.

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  • Corn Rootworm Monitoring & Sticky Trap Results

    How should you manage corn rootworm (CRW) pressure? DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Joe Lemmons discusses CRW pressure, management of pests and results of the sticky trap program.

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  • Encirca℠ Services Soil Fertility Services

    In this episode, Jon Propheter discusses how technology helps optimize fertility management decisions.

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  • Encirca℠ Services Soil Fertility Services 2

    In this episode, Kyle Kayser talks about using technology to optimize soil fertility in the fall to be ready for spring.

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  • Fertility Characterization of PKF trials

    In this episode, Jake Hoxmeier talks in depth about testing fertility, seeding rates and more. 

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  • Hybrid Performance in Various Populations

    In this episode, Jim Ruhland discusses how hybrids respond to a variety of planting populations.

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  • Increasing Profitability with Encirca℠ Services

    In this episode, Mike Kriegshauser talks about optimizing farm data to make informed economic decisions.

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  • Product Knowledge Foundation Trials: Corn Silage

    In this episode, Kelly Herbick discusses using trials to understand how agronomics relate to yield in field-by-field situations.

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  • Local On-Farm Trials

    In this episode, Cody Daft discusses how on-farm trials gather information to help growers increase yields.

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  • Product Knowledge Foundation: Fertility

    In this episode, Curt Hoffbeck discusses how the fertility analysis initiative supports better product-placement decisions. 

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  • Dealing with Local SCN Pressure

    In this episode, Scott Dickey discusses monitoring and managing local soybean cyst nematode pressure.

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  • Monitoring Corn Rootworm

    In this episode, Bob Berkevich talks in depth about managing and anticipating corn rootworm pressure.

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  • Seed Treatment TAT Corn and Soy

    In this episode, Joe Lemmons discusses how corn and soybean seed treatments help manage specific challenges.

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  • Seed Treatment TAT Corn and Soy 2

    In this episode, Clyde Tiffany talks about how different seed treatments protect developing plants. 

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  • Product Performance Innovation Trials

    In this episode, Ron Gehl talks about the value of getting out and visiting local trails.  

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  • Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus Insights

    In this episode, Brian Buck talks through how P and K aren’t as mobile as nitrogen in the soil. 

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  • High Yield Soybean

    In this episode, Jonathan Propheter discusses how to take soybean performance to a new level. 

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  • Intensive Corn Management

    In this episode, Josh Shofner discusses taking corn yields to a higher level with good management practices.

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  • Defending Soybeans from SCN and SDS

    In this episode, Norman Hancock discusses the current use of genetics as a tool to prevent SDS and SCS. 

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  • Tools to Defend Against SCN and SDS

    In this episode, Ryan Underwood talks about how to protect soybeans from SCN and SDS using seed treatments.

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  • Corn Rootworm Management

    In this episode, Greg Schneider delves into the subject of monitoring corn rootworm with the use of sticky traps.

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  • Corn Rootworm Management 2

    In this episode, Jim Ruhland talks about taking on corn rootworm pressure with the help of sticky traps. 

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