Pioneer Agronomy Sciences Department

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Department Manager

Carter, Paul Senior Agronomy Sciences Manager

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise and Research

  • Crop and tillage systems
  • Planting date, plant population and row spacing effects
  • Frost and wind damage effects on corn growth and yield
  • Corn silage management

Agronomy Information

Bremer, Chuck Agronomy E-Business Information Manager

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise

  • Entomology
  • Integrated Pest Management - insects/weeds/diseases
  • Crop growth and development
  • International agronomy
  • Agronomic information systems


Butzen, Steve Agronomy Information Manager

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise

  • Corn growth and development
  • Corn and soybean production practices
  • Weather effects on crop production
  • Agronomic information systems

Agronomy Research

Anderson, Barry Agronomy Research Manager, Northern Business Unit

Mankato, MN

Special Expertise and Research

  • Site-specific crop management
  • Variable rate technology and remote sensing
  • Yield monitors and mapping systems
  • Crop physiology


Groeteke, Jeremy Agronomy Research Manager, Western Business Unit

Lincoln, NE

Special Expertise

  • Crop physiology, growth and development
  • Integrated crop management, irrigation management, no-till cropping systems
  • Corn and soybean management on high pH/high salt soils
  • End-use products
  • Herbicide management

Research

  • Drought mitigation trials
  • Large on-farm research trials, using precision agriculture technology
  • Western-adapted disease identification and evaluation
  • Seed treatment trials, including fungicide, insecticide and biological seed applications


Heggenstaller, Andy Agronomy Research Manager

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise & Research

  • Corn and soybean production practices
  • Nitrogen management
  • Cover crops
  • Residue management
  • Nutrient replacement


Jeschke, Mark Agronomy Research Manager

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise

  • Corn and soybean production practices
  • Weed management systems, weed/crop competition
  • Field, greenhouse and lab research
  • Agronomic information delivery

Research

  • Seed-related technologies (on-farm evaluations)
  • Foliar fungicides and other management inputs and practices


Mathesius, Jeff Agronomy Research Manager, Heartland Business Unit

Bloomington, IL

Special Expertise

  • Genetics and plant breeding
  • Corn genetic diversity
  • Plot layout and analysis
  • Training/Education techniques
  • Soil management


Nelson, Scott Agronomy Research Manager, Central Business Unit

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise

  • Crop management
  • Soil fertility
  • Seed science

Research

  • Use of aerial imaging to improve hybrid advancement in PAT and mini-strip trials
  • Management practices to improve early root growth and reduce lodging
  • New management practices for soybean cyst nematode


Poston, Dan Agronomy Research Manager, Southeastern US

Owens Cross Roads, AL

Special Expertise

  • Crop physiology
  • Soybean management
  • Weed control
  • Soybean pests


Reese, Kirk Agronomy Research Manager

Colombus, OH

Special Expertise

  • Weed management
  • Crop growth and development
  • Herbicide resistance
  • Crop rotational management
  • Product placement


Shanahan, John Agronomy Research Manager

Johnston, IA

Special Expertise and Research

  • Crop physiology and development
  • Crop management for improved water and nitrogen use efficiency
  • Remote sensing for crop stress detection
  • On-farm testing using precision ag tools

 

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