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The Pioneer® Made To Grow™ Podcast

Get leading agronomic tips and advice to help overcome today’s toughest farming challenges. Hear from trusted industry voices with unique perspectives on the hottest topics in Canadian agriculture.

The newest podcast for Canadian farmers

Andrew Campbell standing in field
Andrew Campbell standing in field

Each episode, host Andrew Campbell chats with leading experts about the latest Ag innovations, industry news, best practices, tips, tricks and more.

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Episode 6: “It’s the right year to run fungicide field tests” 

June 15, 2021

In the final episode of Season 1, we’re turning our attention to fungicides. While it may be common practice to spray wheat in Eastern Canada, does it pay to spray corn and soybeans too? Find out as Andrew welcomes Albert Tenuta, Extension Plant Pathologist with OMAFRA; Greg Stopps, Pioneer Area Agronomist for Southwest Ontario; and Jamshid Ashigh, Corteva Zonal Biology Leader for Canadian Fungicides. We’ll guide you through the factors to consider when deciding to spray, what’s beneficial for your bottom line, how to make fungicides work for your farm, and the latest innovations. 

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Episode 5: “We're always motivated for better"

June 1, 2021

In this episode, we’re giving you the lowdown on Pioneer Research and Development (R&D). How do your favourite hybrids and varieties make it to market? What gets tested and where? And most importantly, what is Boreas? Find out as Andrew welcomes Jordan Spear, Corteva Evaluation Zone Lead for soybean breeding; Sheila Murphy, Research Operations Lead at the newly expanded Corteva R&D Centre in Woodstock, ON; and Dave Harwood, Technical Services Manager for Eastern Canada.

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Episode 4: Will digital replace those that don't adapt?

May 18, 2021

In this episode, Andrew and his guests break down the latest and greatest in farm tech – where to start, what’s worth investing in and what’s on the horizon. Ian McDonald, OMAFRA Crop Innovations Specialist, provides insight on the most valuable tech to adopt; Anthony Lackore, Area Digital Leader at Corteva, discusses new opportunities that digital agronomy brings; and Brent Vanden Bosch, a farmer who’s been collecting data since the 90’s, shares how Granular Farm Management Software helps optimize decision-making on his operation.

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Episode 3: "Better is better before bigger is better"

May 4, 2021

In this episode, Andrew and his guests tackle farm management. First up is ag entrepreneur Kristjan Hebert, who runs a 22,000 acre grain and oilseed operation in Saskatchewan. With a career spanning from accounting to risk management, he shares with Andrew what he’s learned along the way and advice on growing your farm revenue. Andrew then welcomes Chris Olbach, Pioneer Area Agronomist in southwestern Ontario, who provides his management tips on soil fertility, seeding and making data-driven decisions to maximize returns.

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Episode 2: Seed Treatments: Protecting More Than Just Seed

April 20, 2021

In this episode, Andrew chats with Mark Howieson, Facilities Manager at the Centre for Seed Applied Technology, about SAT recipe development and testing. Andrew is then joined by Travis Schoonbaert, Corteva Category Lead for SAT, and Pioneer Agronomist Holly Loucas to discuss the latest innovations in seed treatments and when and why you should treat your corn and soybean seed.

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Episode 1: "Stacking the Deck"

March 30, 2021

The show’s premiere episode provides a roadmap on mitigating planting risks and best practices for planting depth, soil temperature, and more. Andrew welcomes Pioneer Field Agronomist Gary Brinkman, Pioneer Area Agronomist John Seliga, and Corteva Evaluation Zone Lead Travis Coleman.

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