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Older Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Indiana Episodes

  • Corn planting likely over in Indiana: Here’s what to look for with soybean acres

    With 16 percent of Indiana corn unplanted and many soybean acres underwater, #NoPlant19 stretches closer and closer to the end of June. After facing 4-5 inches of rain last week and more in the forecast, Pioneer agronomist Ben Jacob anticipates many June-planted soybean acres will need to be replanted and corn planting is likely done for the season.

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  • Did weed control take the backseat this #Plant19?

    As farmers faced a late plant, many put weed control in the backseat and are now seeing water hemp begin to emerge in the fields. Pioneer Agronomist Dan Emmert says it’s critical to attack weeds when they’re less than six inches tall. Tune in to hear why.

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  • Have insecticides on standby

    With a wet and muddy spring, any field drive-by makes it obvious that untouched weeds in fields have become an issue. Pioneer Agronomist Brian Early stresses the importance of physically getting into the fields to also be on the lookout for early-season pests like black cutworm and armyworm. Be prepared to treat fields with an insecticide. Listen in to hear more.

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  • The cool spring is taking its toll on Indiana

    The cool spring is taking a toll on Indiana farms, with only 14 percent of corn planted in the state. Pioneer Agronomist Brian Early notes that the temperatures have made it difficult to get the fields dry enough to plant but is still confident acceptable crops can be raised. Tune in to hear his insight.

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  • Wet fields hold Northwestern Indiana fields back

    Fields across Northwestern Indiana are in desperate need for sunny days, so farmers can get soybeans in the ground. When fields are ready, Pioneer Agronomist Carl Joern suggests increasing soybean planting population by 10% for every week planting occurs in June to keep yield potential high. Tune in for more tips.

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  • It’s time to consider a hybrid switch

    All spring long, the suggestion has been to hold onto full-season hybrids, but as June rolls in it’s time to switch to an earlier season maturity. Pioneer Agronomist Carl Joern points out that switching may cost 15 percent or more of the total yield, but getting to full-maturity before harvest needs to be top priority. Tune in to hear all his insight.

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  • Are rain and cold weather creating obstacles?

    Rain and cold weather are still creating obstacles this spring. But, Pioneer Field agronomist Ryan Piel notes the high importance of taking the time to do the job right, as replant might not be an option this season. Tune in to hear more.

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  • This year the soybean planting trends have changed

    Throughout the past few years there has been a trend to plant soybeans early before switching to corn, but this year is different. Pioneer Agronomist Ryan Piel says getting corn in the ground should be the focus along with adjusting for late planted soybeans. He recommends increasing plant population to compensate for the decreased planting window. Tune in to hear all his tips.

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  • Prepare for small adjustments in #plant19 plans

    The delayed planting season might mean making small adjustments to previous plans. Pioneer agronomist Brian Shrader suggests looking at how to change herbicide programs and pre-emergence application plans due to the wet spring. Tune in to hear what he has to say.

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  • The burning question: To switch or not to switch?

    Whether it be switching from corn to soybeans or from full-season hybrids to mid-season, the consensus is it’s still too early to make a call. Pioneer agronomist Brian Shrader says decisions around any switch don’t need to take place until June, pointing out that there’s still a lot of time left in the season. Listen in for the rest of his advice.

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  • Considering switching hybrids this planting season?

    As the month of May begins, the planting itch increases. Agronomist Lance Shepherd notes that yield loss potential is more concerning than a delay in planting. He recommends exploring changing side dress application or utilizing no-till this year, over switching hybrids. Take a listen to hear the rest of his advice.

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  • Are you noticing fall annual weeds popping up in your fields?

    With the late harvest and wet spring burn down programs have been delayed, allowing fall annual weeds and black cutworms to pop up in fields. Agronomist Eric Miller recommends not skipping the burn down or field preparation when you can get back in the field. Take a listen to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • Stressed about planting before a cold front?

    Some planting progress has been made, but cold weather  can still present challenges this time of year. Agronomist Eric Miller stresses the importance of patience when it comes to pulling out planters this season. Listen to hear how you can plan to plant around cold fronts and rain.

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  • Planting Progress Made Despite Weather

    Pioneer field agronomist Ben Jacob acknowledges the planting progress made in west-central Indiana despite difficulties with the weather. He recommends prioritizing field preparation before anything else but reminds growers to be patient with the process.

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  • Utilize Satellite Images for a Successful Yield this Season

    Field agronomist Brian Bush explains how utilizing satellite images will help you better plan for the planting season. He explains how you can easily see what you need to scout and monitor to avoid potential issues this upcoming season.

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  • Don’t Always Let the Calendar Be Your Decision-Maker

    As we creep into mid-April, many farmers are anxious to get in the field and start planting, but Pioneer agronomist Brian Bush reminds us that even last year, planting didn’t really get kicked off until early May and everything got in the ground just fine. He says, it’s more important to prepare what you can ahead of time and plant in optimal conditions.

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  • Winter Wheat in Southwest Indiana is Seeing Varying Standability and Plant Health

    The cold, wet spring in southwest Indiana has been moderate on the winter wheat crop, says Pioneer agronomist Dan Emmert, with 53 percent of acres in good to excellent condition. While many acres have remained healthy, others are seeing fertilizer delays. Tune in to hear what Dan has to say about crop stands and waterlogged acres.

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  • How to Prepare Fields for Planting in Less Than Ideal Scenarios

    Southwest Indiana is dealing with a unique challenge heading into planting this spring 2019. Pioneer agronomist Dan Emmert says that because some 2018 crops are still standing in the region, the primary push in early April will be prepping fields for planting. Tune in to hear his recommendations on how to best prepare fields in the midst of hurdles.

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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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