The Pioneer Tour Podcast

After hosting the Pioneer Corn Revolution for two seasons, Matt sets off on a new series to understand the revolutionary changes impacting all Pioneer crops. North, south, east and west. Wherever there's a Pioneer lab to investigate and a Pioneer scientist or agronomist to talk to.

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THE PROCESS BEHIND NEW PRODUCTS

Every year, after all the IMPACT trial results are in, Pioneer releases a bevy of new product advancements. It’s a preview of the shiny new hybrids and varieties coming to farmers’ fields. But if you unwrap it all, what’s the process to get to that...


PUSHING THE LIMITS

Every soybean farmer has yield goals when they plant in the spring. For some, maybe its 80 or 90 bu/A. For others, it’s pushing even higher to 100 bu/A. While today’s high-yielding varieties are making those counts achievable – it takes more than just...


ROOTING FOR YIELD

Yield is king when it comes to growing corn. But everything from weather and disease pressure to destructive pests are taking shots at the crown. So, when selecting hybrids, how can farmers best balance protection and performance? In this episode, Matt...


THE STORY BEHIND THE NUMBERS

When looking at harvest numbers, it can sometimes feel like everyone comes out looking like a winner. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that not all data is collected and calculated equally. In this episode, Matt gets a look into how Pioneer...


THERE’S A LAB FOR THAT?

All feed isn’t equal. So how do farmers make sure theirs is high quality? Well, Pioneer’s got a lab for that. With labs dedicated to both forage and inoculant quality, Pioneer can inspect samples for nutritional value or even guarantee the amount of...


FROM FIELDS TO FORKS: AN OIL BOOM

In part three of this series examining crop production for the human food chain, Matt talks with Tyler Groeneveld, Grain and Oils Leader with Corteva Agriscience and Kristie Sigler, Senior Vice President and Partner, Food & Nutrition,...


FROM FIELDS TO FORKS: QUALITY INGREDIENTS

Much of the food we eat goes on a journey with several stops before it gets to our table. In part two of a three-part series on crop production for the human food chain, we’re moving from corn fields to a processing plant. To learn about Pioneer’s...


FROM FIELDS TO FORKS: CORN’S JOURNEY

Each season there’s millions of acres of Pioneer corn and soybeans grown across the U.S. But have you ever wondered how much is grown for human consumption? Or how the process might be different from crops grown for other end uses? Over the next three...


BACK TO THE FUTURE (OF CORN)

Corn breeders must always have their eyes on the future, while still learning from the past. Whether it’s changes in field conditions, a shift in farmer needs or the emergence of new pests, the development of new hybrids needs to not only keep up, but...


THE WEATHER FACTOR PART 2: THE POWER OF DATA

What one factor in farming is so frustratingly unpredictable, yet so extremely impactful on each season’s crop? The answer is the weather. So, what can farmers do besides simply hoping for the right mix of sunshine and rain? In part two of this episode,...


Demystifying Seed Treatment

Go inside the hub where Pioneer tests all its seed treatments and get clarity on the tech and why we know it works.  


Moving Forward with Forages

Today’s dairy farmers are facing unprecedented challenges. For some, finding new opportunities to make their operations more efficient and ensuring the quality of their feed has never been more important to sustaining their businesses. In this episode,...


What about Wheat?

Matt’s talked to guests about advancements in corn, soybeans and even sorghum. What about wheat? Pioneer has a storied history in wheat — spanning 50 years. What challenges are today’s wheat farmers facing, and how is Pioneer tapping into its famed...


The Weather Factor Part 1: Trends and Technology

What one factor in farming is so frustratingly unpredictable, yet so extremely impactful on each season’s crop? The answer is the weather. So, what can farmers do besides simply hoping for the right mix of sunshine and rain? In part one of this two-part...


The Sorghum Success Story

There’s sorghum, then there’s Pioneer® brand sorghum. Sorghum that consistently dominates yield contests. Sorghum with built-in defenses against the scourge of sorghum fields: sugarcane aphids. But what goes into making Pioneer sorghum so successful in...


Test and Learn

Pioneer field teams are crucial in helping farmers select the right product for the right acre. This summer, they’re getting their closest look yet at Pioneer® brand Enlist E3® soybeans in local plots across the U.S. What are they aiming to learn and...


Factoring In More Factors

Every farmer chases yield. Every seed brand chases yield. Pioneer chases yield, and everything else. Because as soon as something goes wrong — disease, insects, too much rain, too little rain — yield suffers. To learn how Pioneer scientists bring this...


Firing On All Cylinders

Pioneer’s revolutionary R&D process is not just for corn. It’s for soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, alfalfa, canola, corn silage, wheat and inoculants. To explore how innovations are happening across the entire R&D pipeline, Matt talks to a pair...


The Local Breeder Effect

What works for one farmer doesn’t necessarily work for another. Which is why Pioneer’s national footprint is made up of hundreds of local footprints. To learn how local breeders enrich Pioneer's product development process, Matt talks to three breeders...


Welcome To The Pioneer Tour Podcast

What makes Pioneer, Pioneer? It’s not just one thing. It’s many things. Many people, many places, many facts. Join Matt Brechwald, farmer and ag podcaster, as he talks to Pioneer breeders, agronomists and sales representatives all over the country who...