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Older Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Ohio & Michigan Episodes

  • Managing delayed soybeans

    Planting seems to be going later and later and many are wondering how that will affect the harvest window. Pioneer Agronomist Kyle Poling points out that soybeans can adjust to delayed planting, so hold onto regular season maturities until mid-June. Still, some adjustments may need to be made once the fields are ready. Tune in to hear more.

     

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  • Continue to use seed treatments to protect soybeans

    Pioneer Agronomist Christopher Bauer reiterates the importance of treating soybeans this spring. Last year’s cold and delayed fall harvest, combined with this spring’s wet weather can trigger more diseases than usual. Tune in to hear all his tips for preserving soybean quality.

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  • With only 9% of corn planted in Ohio, many are wondering when to change plans

    Reports show only 9% of Ohio corn has been planted this year leaving many to wonder if it’s time to change plans. Pioneer Agronomist Brad Ott says hybrids and maturities are not ready to be changed and encourages sticking with the original plan. Tune in to hear all his tips from planting corn and soybeans to spraying wheat fungicide.

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  • Make sure fields are ready before planting

    Before the planter gets running, it’s important to do a boots-in-the-field check for ground readiness. Pioneer agronomist Gary Brinkman recommends getting in the field and feeling the soil to ensure its dry enough. With the possibility of re-planting quickly dying, he stresses the importance of checking that the planter is running properly. Listen in to hear the rest of his tips.

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  • Don’t skip steps this season

    The delayed planting season might have you thinking about skipping burndown. Pioneer field agronomist John Schoenhals points out the importance of prioritizing essential prep steps before you get in the field, no matter how eager you are to plant. Take a listen to hear his thoughts.

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  • Yes, late planted corn can catch up

    Late planted corn can still catch up this season. Pioneer Seeds agronomist Karen Zuver says data shows 234 GDUs are compensated in an average corn plant throughout the season and reiterates the importance of sticking to the plan until the end of May. Take a listen to hear all her advice.

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  • Be attentive to soil conditions

    Before the planter gets rolling, make sure soil conditions are fit for planting. Pioneer agronomist Karen Zuver says sidewall compaction will affect root development and restrict nitrogen uptake as they grow. She emphasizes the importance of letting the soil dry before planting. Take a listen to hear the rest of her tips.

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  • Don’t jump the gun on planting this spring; it could cost you

    This tough spring is setting records – and not necessarily in a good way. With excess moisture present across the state, Christopher Bauer stresses the importance of checking below the surface of your fields to ensure the soil is dry enough for good seed to soil contact, otherwise it could negatively impact your yield. Hear the rest of his tips.

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  • A First Look at the Fields

    A wet fall and wet spring has made this a tough year for wheat, and the cooler temperatures mean additional stress on plants before they emerge. Pioneer agronomist Alex Knight talks growing degree units, water absorption, and other factors to consider for germination.

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  • Real-time crop report from Michigan wheat tour

    The majority of the Michigan winter wheat crop is dealing with challenges this spring, especially for crops planted after mid-October. With low vigor and plant counts, some are considering a replant. Agronomist Gary Brinkman shares what he’s been seeing real-time and offers evaluation tips for making those decisions this spring. 

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  • Get optimal seed to soil contact this spring

    As Mother Nature begins to cooperate, planting will soon be in full swing. Agronomist Kyle Poling emphasizes the importance of uniformity when you begin planting this season. Listen to hear his three key considerations to achieve an even plant.

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  • Contemplating Switching from Wheat to Corn?

    Pioneer field agronomist Karen Zuver shares key considerations to make before committing to switching out your wheat crop for corn. Tune in to hear the multiple options you may have for a successful growing season.

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  • Prepare Wheat Herbicide Applications Prior to Jointing

    Winter wheat has struggled this spring in southeast and South-Central Ohio, after the wet fall and early spring thus far. Pioneer agronomist Troy Putnam says that growers should pay close attention to growth stage as the wheat matures. Prior to jointing is the best time to consider top-dressing nitrogen applications. Hear his full advice for wheat growers this spring.

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  • Manage Challenges This Spring

    Pioneer field agronomist Brad Ott talks planting status in Ohio. After a wet fall, tillage and nitrogen applications are delayed. Ott shares tips on adjusting management strategy to get crops in the ground – listen in to hear all this and some additional tips on soybean seed quality, and wheat maintenance.

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  • Prepare Your Soybeans for Successful Planting this Season

    Field agronomist Troy Putnam of Pioneer Seeds has two pieces of advice on how moisture affects seed production and how growers can prepare for a wet season. He recommends knowing your targeted final stand, testing for germination, and treating seeds to prevent the spread of seedborne diseases.

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  • Spring: Time to Evaluate Wheat

    A less-than-ideal fall meant that many growers didn’t get wheat planted as early as they would have liked. Pioneer field agronomist Christopher Bauer addresses these concerns and shares what growers can do to make sure their wheat field is on the right track, including stand count and checking the crown roots for healthy white tissue.

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  • Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Planting conditions update

    Troy Putnam, territory manager, discusses how spotty rain across Ohio resulted in varied planting dates and recommends double-checking labeled rainfall requirements on preemergence herbicides.

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  • Pioneer® GrowingPoint® Agronomy – Early weed management is critical to yield

    Tex Young from DuPont Pioneer discusses the importance of giving crops a good start with a pre- and postemergence herbicide program to reduce weed and pest pressures that can impact yield.

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  • Preserving yield under disease and weather pressures.

    Andy Lang from DuPont Pioneer in Ohio talks about southern rust making an appearance in corn plants, fungicide options, June-planted corn and the peak of the nitrogen curve.

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  • Being a good scout.

    Karen Zuver, an agronomist with DuPont Pioneer in Michigan, talks about the current status of western bean cutworm, scouting for egg masses, pollination rates, when to spray for rust, and Japanese beetles in soybeans.

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  • Field conditions in Michigan.

    Chris Creguer from DuPont Pioneer in Michigan, talks about heavy rains, root development, disease pressures and wheat harvest prospects.

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  • Watching for western bean cutworm.

    Kevin Hoffman from DuPont Pioneer in south-central Michigan, discusses indications of western bean cutworm, tasseling corn, when to spray, and weed control for marestail.

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  • Keys to victory when it comes to planting

    DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Gary Brinkman discusses the keys to victory with optimum soil temperatures as #1. Also, patience is key to planting and observing some widespread insect pressure in cover crops across Michigan.

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  • Is it too early to consider switching hybrids?

    Karen Zuver, DuPont Pioneer agronomist in southeast Michigan, says it's still too early to consider switching to earlier maturity hybrids and the benefits of starter fertilizer.

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  • Planter preparation is key to planting

    Tex Young, DuPont Pioneer product agronomist, says "planter preparation is critical" when it comes to planting. Also, consider starter fertilizer to give your crops a boost and discusses optimum corn and soybean planting depths.

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  • What to look for after heavy rains, replant & wheat scouting

    DuPont Pioneer account manager Troy Putnam discusses replant, what to look for after the recent heavy rains and wheat scouting on Ohio Ag Net.

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  • Soybean planting date/high-yield soybeans

    Jeff Hollowell, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, discusses soybean planting dates and high-yield soybeans. 

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  • Planting rate estimator

    Gary Brinkman, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist, discusses how the planting rate estimator can help growers improve crop management and increase yields.

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  • Part 3 SCN Series: Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode

    DuPont Pioneer product agronomist Tex Young discusses effective ways to manage SCN infestation: submit soil samples and proper seed selection with SCN resistance.

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  • Part 2 SCN Series: Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode

    DuPont Pioneer agronomist Gary Brinkman discusses managing SCN now to help avoid potential economic losses later. Seed treatment and rotating sources of SCN resistance can help you better manage the pest.

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  • Part 1 SCN Series: SCN Damage and Infestation in Michigan

    DuPont Pioneer agronomist Karen Zuver discusses SCN infestation and damage in Michigan.

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  • Key Points to Planting the Right Products for 2017

    DuPont Pioneer account manager Kevin Forrest discusses key points to selecting the right products to plant for 2017 with Ty Higgins on Ohio Ag Net.

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  • Corn Foliar Fungicide Trial Results

    DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Jonah Johnson explains the DuPont Pioneer foliar fungicide trials, along with the results.

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  • 2016 Harvest in Ohio

    DuPont Pioneer account manager Micah Worl discusses 2016 harvest and “it wasn’t the disaster some farmers were expecting in Ohio.”

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  • Ohio Wheat Fall Stand

    DuPont Pioneer account manager Lisa Worl discusses fall wheat stands in Ohio with Ty Higgins at Ohio Country Journal.

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  • Corn and Soybean Seed Treatments

    DuPont Pioneer field agronomist Kevin Fry discusses the importance of seed treatments and his observations from DuPont Pioneer product knowledge plots.

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  • Encirca℠ Services Nitrogen Services

    In this episode, Ryan Terry discusses how technology guides efficient nitrogen management.

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  • Fertility and Product Knowledge Foundation Trials

    In this episode, Gary Brinkman talks about better understanding fertility and seeding rates for specific hybrids.

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  • Corn Foliar Fungicide Trials

    In this episode, Karen Zuver discusses timing of fungicide applications to maximize economic value.

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  • Product Knowledge Foundation: Spatial Data Capture

    In this episode, Kirk Reese discusses how trial data is collected and analyzed to optimize inputs and yield.

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  • Soybean Seed-Treatment-Technology Innovation Trials

    In this episode, Kyle Poling examines fungicidal and nematicidal properties of ILeVo® vs. standard seed treatments.

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  • Corn Seed Treatment TAT

    In this episode, Kevin Fry discusses using seed treatment to manage fusarium stalk rot disease.

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  • Soybean Variable Rate Seeding

    In this episode, Karen Zuver shares information on soybean variable rate seeding trials. 

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  • Corn Nitrogen Response Trials

    In this episode, Dan Mongeau talks about how trials help dial in timing of applications and amounts used.

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  • Soybean Seed Treatment Trial

    In this episode, Jonah Johnson examines fungicidal and nematicidal properties of ILeVo® vs. standard seed treatments.

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  • Soybean Seeding Rate Trial

    In this episode, Kevin Fry discusses the progress being made in soybean variable-rate seeding trials.

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