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Older Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Illinois Episodes

  • Scouting Soybeans: What you need to know

    With many soybean acres starting to emerge, it’s time to get in the fields and evaluate the stands. Agronomist Doug Toepper says replant may need to be a consideration if there are less plants per acre than usual. He also urges farmers to spray for weeds early this year since the wet conditions have helped weeds pop up in the fields quickly. Tune in to hear more tips.

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  • After a slow start to the planting season, optimism works its way in

    After a wet and challenging plant, Pioneer Agronomist Doug Toepper shares his optimism about the progress the plants are making in the fields. He notes that corn that was planted in April is experiencing even emergence, while May planted corn is powering through with lower stand counts. He recommends being prepared for nitrogen rescue treatments and keeping an eye out for cutworm. Tune in to hear more tips.

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  • Watch out for weeds, diseases and insects this month

    Growers aren’t the only ones waiting for the crop to fill in. Pioneer Agronomist Matthew Montgomery says pests and weeds are sitting at the ready for seeds to get in the ground. He recommends treating seeds and being prepared for weed treatment in the coming month. Listen in to hear his tips.

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  • Tips for determining field readiness for wheat fungicide application

    With all the rain we’ve experienced this spring it’s easy to conclude humidity will follow, creating a high probability for head scab to develop in wheat fields. Pioneer agronomist Joe Walker has begun scouting to determine field readiness for fungicide application. His advice? Look for around 75-100% emergence in the wheat fields before spraying. Listen in for more advice.

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  • Maximize #Plant19 efforts with a good weed management strategy

    With no extra time to spare this early season, keeping weed management top of mind is essential. Pioneer agronomist Brad Rademacher suggests applying residuals twice to see better results. Take a listen to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • Curious about anhydrous application adjustments?

    With wet fields and delayed plants applying anhydrous might be falling off the priority list. Pioneer agronomist Tony Zerrusen recommends starting your application with whatever ground is ready first. He says if planting needs to happen now, get the anhydrous deep into the soil to avoid root burn. Tune in to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • Facing hard decisions during this wet planting season?

    It’s no secret that this planting season has been very wet. Agronomist Brad Rademacher emphasizes the importance of being patient and that there is still plenty of time to have a successful plant. He recommends thinking about what nitrogen application process will work best for you and your equipment. Take a listen to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • Corn Planting: Haste Makes Waste

    Pioneer agronomist Eric Allinger shares tips for corn planting. He recommends working wet ground with vertical tillage tools to mitigate compaction, keeping a planting depth of at least two inches, and being mindful of last year’s herbicides—which often have rotational restrictions.

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  • Past Years Show High Yields Despite Cold Spring

    Field agronomist, Paul Yoder reflects on his lifelong experience with agriculture and how it led him to where he is today. He empathizes with farmers in his area this planting season but remains hopeful and as he recalls that last April was the coldest on record, but farmers still saw great yields in the fall.

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  • Worried about managing for anhydrous and planting this spring?

    This spring has presented unique challenges for getting anhydrous on and getting crops in the ground on time. Field agronomist Paul Yoder offers tips for farmers dealing with short windows of application time. Time and distance are the two critical factors. Listen in to hear how to make your best management strategy this spring.

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  • Ways to Boost Yield Following a Wet Spring

    The challenges brought on by a wet spring are far from over, but there are plenty of tools and options in place to help farmers succeed this growing season. Tune in as Pioneer agronomist Pat Reeg from central Illinois discusses ways to boost yield following rainier-than-normal weather.

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  • Mix-up Your Nitrogen This Season to See Better Results

    The weather whiplash farmers have experienced plays a major role in determining nitrogen rates. Listen as Illinois-based Pioneer agronomist Pat Reeg goes over the “four R’s” of nitrogen application: the right rate, the right form, the right time, the right placement and the role they play in overcoming weather setbacks.

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  • Sixteen Seasons In, Scott Eversgerd Talks Planting in Southern Illinois

    Southern Illinois, like much of the Midwest, is wet as planting season kicks off. After dealing with a rainier-than-normal fall last year, compaction is a major concern heading into this year. Listen in as Scott Eversgerd, Pioneer agronomist, talks top planting tips for farmers to think about as the growing season kicks off.

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  • Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Despite planting delays, remember not to rush

    Eric Alinger from DuPont Pioneer talks about three things growers need to remember to reduce the risks of compaction and seedling injury during a wet planting season.

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  • Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Northern and Southern areas show varying planting status

    Eric Alinger from DuPont Pioneer says that northern areas may finish corn this week and how more rain delays the south. Early-emergence showing up to five-day day differences in fields with multiple soil types.

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  • Soybean planting date

    Dr. Adam Gaspar, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, discusses research on soybean planting dates.

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  • Planting rate estimator

    Pat Reeg, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, discusses how growers can get the most return on every acre with the planting rate estimator. 

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  • Product Knowledge Foundation Trials: Yield Results

    DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Eric Alinger discusses details of the product knowledge foundation (PKF) trials from Pioneer in southeastern Illinois.

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  • Encirca℠ Services Nitrogen Innovation

    DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Brian Bush explains how to increase yields and reduce input costs through the use of the Nitrogen service from Encirca.

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  • Corn Rootworm Monitoring 3

    In this episode, Brien Fell discusses corn rootworm monitoring and resistance management.

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  • Uncovering Insights in Local Trails

    In this episode, John Kultgen discusses key observations from agronomy trials including plant population and nutrient density analysis. 

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  • Corn Rootworm Monitoring 2

    In this episode, Kelli Basset talks in depth about managing and anticipating corn rootworm pressure.

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  • Wheat Nitrogen Timing

    In this episode, Scott Eversgerd talks about the relationship between yield and nitrogen rates in wheat fields.

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  • Encirca℠ Nitrogen Innovation Trials

    In this episode, Brian Bush discusses how trials help optimize nitrogen- management practices.

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  • Product Knowledge Foundation Fertility

    In this episode, Hayley Bunselmeyer discusses soil fertility, focusing on phosphorus and potassium management.  

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  • Product Knowledge Foundation Trials

    In this episode, Nick Monnig discusses the right management for the right hybrid on the right acre.

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  • Encirca Services Nitrogen Management

    In this episode, Dave Koehn discusses how local trials help make Nitrogen application decisions. 

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  • Corn Rootworm Monitoring

    In this episode, Kelli Bassett discusses corn rootworm monitoring and resistance management.

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  • Soybean Seed Treatment Trial

    In this episode, Dan Emmert analyzes fungicidal and nematicidal properties of ILeVo® vs. standard seed treatments.

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