Use of Sticky Traps Helps Idenitfy Corn Rootworm Threats
DuPont Pioneer Corn Marketing Manager Ryan French says sticky traps can help growers define corn rootworm pressure in their fields. The traps can help growers make informed management decisions to mitigate the impact of this pest.
Get More-Accurate Comparisons with the Updated Planting Rate Estimator
Paul Carter, DuPont Pioneer senior agronomy sciences manager, answers questions about important enhancements that make the Planting Rate Estimator more valuable for corn growers who are determining plant population goals.
Value of In-Season N Shows in 2015
Andy Heggenstaller, DuPont Pioneer agronomy research manager, offers some observations about nitrogen (N) application timing, noting a rise in postplanting sidedress application.
Tips for Selecting Hybrids and Varieties
Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota extension corn agronomist, offers some key criteria for selecting hybrids to match the growing conditions specific to each operation and each field.
Outlets for Sorghum Sales Grow
China is just one country with a rising middle class in need of a more energy-rich diet. And, with the U.S. cattle herd on the verge of rebuilding, grain demand from meat producers should be on the rise soon as well. Add in ethanol demand – both domestic and international – and the picture is clear: The world needs energy. U.S. sorghum farmers stand ready to produce it.
Finding Clues to Growth Differences in Corn Roots
Roots are vital to plant growth. However, it is one part of the corn plant that is difficult to observe and study, says Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri professor of plant sciences. Learn more about corn root development and how it affects hybrid performance.
Does Corn Leaf Architecture Affect Hybrid Performance?
Recent discussion has suggested plant leaf architecture may be an important factor for growers to consider in hybrid selection and management. Mark Jeschke, DuPont Pioneer agronomy research manager, discusses whether it should be a consideration.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Continues Expansion
Paula Davis, DuPont Pioneer senior manager for insect and disease resistance traits, provides an update on the expansion of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) into new areas of soybean production.