DuPont Pioneer — Lumisena launch, adjusting planting dates to improve yields, Purple Corn

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March 27, 2017

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DuPont Pioneer to Launch Lumisena™ for Phytophthora Control in 2018
Adjusting Planting Dates and Maturities Can Improve Soybean Yields
Crop Insights
Reduce Planter Down Pressure to Reduce Sidewall Compaction
Why is My Corn Purple?

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Growers are often reminded that successful crop production is the product of optimum planting and preparation. The news briefs this week cover some of those management tips, including early planting dates to improve soybean yields, watch-outs for purple coloring on young seedlings and tips for reducing sidewall compaction.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics?  Contact Susan Mantey.


Pioneer In the News
DuPont Pioneer to Launch Lumisena™ for Phytophthora Control in 2018
DuPont Pioneer’s new soybean fungicide seed treatment, Lumisena™, will launch commercially for the 2018 season. Lumisena improves crop establishment and stand uniformity by controlling Phytophthora in soybeans, resulting in healthier plants that emerge quickly and develop strong root masses, Keith O’Bryan, agronomy research manager, seed treatments at DuPont Pioneer said to Farm Journal’s AGPRORead more

Adjusting Planting Dates and Maturities Can Improve Soybean Yields
In-field research by DuPont Pioneer at 37 locations in Illinois and Indiana found a seven-bushel gain by selecting full-season soybean varieties and adjusting their planting dates.

When full-season varieties are planted early, plants have a longer growth period, so they can capture more sunlight, more solar radiation and have the ability to make more yield, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kelli Bassett told AgriNews PublicationsRead more


Crop Insights
Reduce Planter Down Pressure to Reduce Sidewall Compaction
Fields are not always in ideal shape for planting. Wet soils compact easily and sidewall compaction during planting can result in over-packing seeds into the soil. In place of standard press wheels, consider using spoked closing wheels. These less aggressive spoked wheels provide some seed-to-soil contact and reduce air pockets around the seed …Read more

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Why is My Corn Purple?
When corn plants emerge, it’s not uncommon for seedlings to have a purplish tint. The coloring can be a genetic expression, typically triggered by early cold temperatures. While early purple seedling color does not currently show any impact to harvestability and yield, there are factors to monitor. Erratic purpling may indicate that phosphorus is a limiting factor to plants in that area…Read more

Want to speak to a local DuPont Pioneer expert on this topic? Contact Susan Mantey.


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