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Consider fall burndown for fields prevent planted or left fallow

With so many acres prevent planted or left fallow this season, it’s critical for impacted farmers to manage that potential seedbank now, or risk having to invest significant weed control resources in the future.

“This year was very unusual because of the scale of the areas affected by prevent plant,” says Mike Koenigs, market development specialist with Corteva Agriscience. “It’s common to have small pockets of prevent plant in areas, but it’s uncommon that so many key states are impacted like they were in 2019.”

Koenigs says fall weed management is essential on fallow fields. That’s because if prolific seed-producing winter annuals like marestail are left to go to seed and overwinter, their seedbanks will likely grow exponentially, doing damage for years to come.

“One year of no weed management can have a longer-term impact on a farm,” Koenigs says. “Let it go for one year, and it’s likely that you’ll be fighting this problem the next seven years.”

An innovative solution for farmers in this situation is a fall burndown application with Elevore® herbicide. Elevore employs a systemic approach that kills weeds from the inside out, delivering more thorough control — even of marestail up to 8 inches tall. Elevore is labeled for use in soybeans, corn and cotton and is tank-mix-compatible with commonly used burndown and residual herbicide partners, including glyphosate and 2,4-D.

Key benefits of fall burndown with Elevore® herbicide

  • Controls actively growing winter annuals like marestail and glyphosate-resistant weeds, such as henbit, lambsquarters and cutleaf evening primrose
  • Low use rate of 1 ounce per acre makes it an excellent fit for fall burndown with customers using reduced- or no-till production systems
  • Fights weed resistance with a new active ingredient, Arylex® active
  • Prevents regrowth of emerged broadleaf weeds for complete control
  • Easily tank-mixes with commonly used burndown and residual tank-mix partners, including glyphosate and 2, 4-D

“An effective fall burndown program is the best recommendation for prevent plant acres,” Koenig says. “It gets you ahead of the winter annuals to help prevent an explosion of the weed seedbank and really gets you a head start on the 2020 crop.”

Every state has been affected differently. Visit preventplant.corteva.us to read more timely, expert advice for weed control in fallow and prevent planted fields this fall.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Elevore is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Arylex is a registered active ingredient. Always read and follow label directions. © 2019 Corteva.

Farmer Demand for Enlist E3™ Soybeans Will Generate Strong Sales of Enlist™ Herbicides

The initial reaction from soybean farmers who are growing Enlist E3 soybean varieties this summer has been extremely positive. Many say they expect to plant 100% Enlist E3 soybeans in 2020. That means retailers have the opportunity to sell a lot of Enlist herbicides next spring and summer.

Corteva Agriscience projects Enlist E3 soybeans will make up at least 10% of the U.S. soybean market share in 2020, and some geographies will have significantly higher adoption than the national average. Enlist E3 soybeans will be available from all Corteva Agriscience brands: Pioneer, Mycogen, AgVenture, Dairyland Seed, Hoegemeyer, NuTech, Seed Consultants and Terral.

In addition, Corteva Agriscience is working with more than 100 independent seed organizations to license the Enlist E3 soybean trait. This will give significantly more farmers access to Enlist E3 soybeans for 2020 and beyond. See Enlist.com for a list of seed companies who are licensing the Enlist E3 trait.

Seed dealers are gearing up for heavy sales. Reuben Koehler is an Illinois seed dealer who sees big things for Enlist E3 soybeans in his area.

“I think Enlist will be a huge player for us,” he says. “I hope to get near 40% market share from customers next year. Guys are in the right frame of mind to try it. A lot of them are on board already.”

Ben Hortenstine, an Illinois farmer who has used the Enlist weed control system for three years now, says he plans to be 100% Enlist E3 soybeans in 2020. “One of my neighbors also says he intends to go heavy on Enlist E3 soybeans, maybe even 100%, next year,” Hortenstine adds.

“If the yield is good, we’ll go all Enlist E3 soybeans next year,” says Lynnet Talcott, who farms with her husband, her son and her daughter-in-law in Nebraska. “As far as weed control, it’s a 10. The field is clean as it can be. It’s what we were looking for.”

All this means retailers should consider keeping plenty of Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides on hand, along with qualified glyphosate and glufosinate tank-mix partners, which farmers also can use on Enlist E3 soybeans. Consider Durango® DMA® herbicide, a glyphosate product, from Corteva Agriscience for tank-mixing needs with Enlist One herbicide.

“Retailers may want to invest in bulk storage for Enlist herbicides,” suggests Shawna Hubbard, Product Manager for Corteva Agriscience. “We’ll have ample supply of both Enlist One and Enlist Duo for 2020 to cover Enlist E3 soybean, Enlist cotton and Enlist corn acres. We expect high demand from farmers who will be applying during the 2020 season and continued growth in future years.”

Learn more about Enlist E3 soybeans as well as Enlist One and Enlist Duo® herbicides by talking to a Corteva Agriscience territory manager, by going to Enlist.com or by using Enlist Ahead resources. Also check out the YouTube channel or our Twitter page @EnlistOnline.

Demand for Enlist™ herbicides is likely to increase substantially as farmers quickly adopt Enlist E3™ soybeans. Retailers can book deliveries now to meet customer needs.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Enlist E3™ soybean technology is jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC. Durango DMA, Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. © 2019 Corteva.

Farmers Report Weeds Withered By Enlist™ Herbicides

Farmers who have experienced Enlist herbicides are seeing that – in addition to their other attributes – Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides control their toughest weeds.

“Enlist worked well again,” says Ben Hortenstine, an Illinois farmer who has used the Enlist weed control system for three years now. “I like Enlist Duo because I don’t have to worry about tank mixing. It’s convenient. The 2,4-D choline takes care of the broadleaf weeds, and the glyphosate takes care of grasses. It’s been working for us.”

Jack Kent of Arkansas has experience with both Enlist cotton and Enlist E3 soybeans. Weeds, particularly Palmer amaranth, present challenges in trying to achieve consistently high yield.

“Enlist herbicides are going to allow us to control our worst weed,” Kent says. “So far, the Enlist system has absolutely been bulletproof. It has done everything it’s supposed to do. I can’t say enough good things about that product. It’s the best herbicide that I have ever seen in my life.”

Indiana farmer Luke Liechty also has been impressed with Enlist Duo® herbicide.

“The control Enlist Duo provided was phenomenal,” Liechty says. Within a day of application, weeds were starting to curl. Within two weeks, they had wilted beyond recovery. “The biggest value for the Enlist program on our farm is confidence. It’s confidence knowing that I can go out there and control weeds that are difficult to control right now.”

Liechty says flexibility is another important benefit.

“I think a lot of American farmers love to have options, and when you utilize the Enlist program, you have options to control your weeds,” he says. “You’re not just relying on one mode of action. If you start with a good preemergence herbicide and follow with a postemergence application of Enlist Duo herbicide, you can really have phenomenal control of hard-to-control weeds.”

Learn more about postemergence applications of Enlist One and Enlist Duo® herbicides by talking to a Corteva Agriscience territory manager, by going to Enlist.com or by using Enlist Ahead resources. Also check out the YouTube channel or Twitter at @EnlistOnline.

dead weeds

Many farmers have grown Enlist E3™ soybeans for seed production in recent years to prepare for commercial availability in 2019. They have witnessed the exceptional weed control that Enlist™ herbicides deliver. Even their toughest weeds succumb to postemergence applications of Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Enlist E3™ soybean technology is jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. ©2019 Corteva

Weed control: Working smarter, not harder

It’s been half a century since Mike Book’s family started farming in Dixon, Illinois. Today, Book continues the tradition as a third-generation corn and soybean farmer, alongside his brother Aaron and father Jim.

Over 50 years, the Book Family has endured countless successes and challenges in the field. One challenge that’s cropped up time and time again is weed control.

Like many other Midwest farmers, Book encounters waterhemp in his cornfields. Coming up with a reliable program to tackle waterhemp is easier said than done.

Waterhemp is a competitive weed in the pigweed family with known resistance to multiple herbicides. One female waterhemp plant produces 250,000 seeds, and left untreated, the weed can decimate corn and soybean yield potential.

To protect yield potential, farmers need a program that works to control waterhemp. Luckily, Book tried SureStart® II herbicide about five years ago and hasn’t looked back.

“It’s nice to use SureStart II on a wide variety of acres and know that it’s going to work,” he explained. Book sprays SureStart II, which has three modes of action, right after planting corn, followed by a second pass of dicamba.

The Illinois farmer says the straightforward application process makes his job a little easier.

“I like SureStart II because when I put it in the tank, I know it’s going to work,” Book said. “It decreases the chance of anyone messing it up.”

When it comes to cost, Book said, he appreciates that the herbicide is affordable when covering all of his acres and gets the job done right, saying, “We certainly like it and we like the price point.”

Book may not know what challenges the next 50 years of farming will hold, but, for now, he is working smarter, not harder on weed control with the help of SureStart II.

Visit SureStartII.com for more information about SureStart II and how it can help your customers control troublesome weeds like waterhemp.

corn field

Fight tough weeds like waterhemp with SureStart II.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. SureStart II is not registered for sale or use in all states. SureStart II is not available for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. ©2019 Corteva

Get the facts to maximize your nitrogen knowledge

As the old saying goes, “you learn something new every day.” One good place for retailers to do that is MaxFacts.com. It’s a new online resource with which you can learn more about nitrogen application, nutrient management and the portfolio of nitrogen stabilizers, including N-Serve® and Instinct®, from Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. The goal of Max Facts is to help you better serve your customers.

Expand your knowledge
Within Max Facts, you’ll find helpful information from agronomic blogs, how-tos and Q&As with experts from the field. You can use learning modules to earn continuing education units. Max Facts is a one-stop-shop where you will learn more and put that education to the test.

Make your job easier
You’ll then be able to give your customers even better advice than before. Farmers rely on retailers like you for the latest and best guidance to ensure successful growing seasons year after year.

“When should my customers apply nitrogen? Which nitrogen stabilizers will best protect that investment?” These are just a couple of the questions Max Facts can help you answer. Max Facts can help you more confidently guide your farmers through their toughest nitrogen-related issues and questions. The result is a better bottom line for the farmer, which is a win for you, too.

Exclusive for retailers
Max Facts is an exclusive website just for retailers, and it’s easy to sign up. All you need to do is provide a few pieces of information: your name, state, ZIP code and retailer name. Visit MaxFacts.com to get started.

MaxFacts.com

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Instinct is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Do not fall-apply anhydrous ammonia south of Highway 16 in the state of Illinois. Always read and follow label directions. ©2019 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Hit the application “sweet spot” for exceptional weed control

Hit the sweet spot with postemergence application of Enlist herbicides to get control of stubborn and persistent weeds.

No matter how carefully farmers plan their herbicide applications, it seems Mother Nature manages to create obstacles. Although it can be tough to overcome the weather, retailers can help farmers by reminding them to try to take advantage of herbicide application opportunities before weeds get too big.

Every herbicide label offers directions on when to make applications for best results. Paying attention to weed size will enhance weed control.

For customers planting Enlist E3 soybeans or Enlist corn, applications will deliver optimum weed control when farmers spray weeds before they get larger than 6 inches and when weeds are actively growing.

Walking fields, finding weeds
Scouting fields regularly can help growers pinpoint the best time to spray. Retailers can help their customers hit the target by reminding them to scout or actively walking fields with them.

Making the application when weeds are more vulnerable leads to greater success and cleaner fields. Farmers who are using Enlist herbicides are seeing this on their acres.

“Four inches is the tallest I ever want to see any weed,” says Grant Strom, an Illinois farmer who grows Enlist E3 soybeans. He applies Enlist One® herbicide before activity can wear off from his residual application and allow weeds to start growing again. By hitting weeds where and when it hurts, he’s keeping his soybean fields much cleaner.

Ohio farmer Kevin Miller echoes the principles of keeping weeds under control early. He started his weed control program in 2018 with a burndown using 2,4-D plus a residual product featuring three modes of action. Before the residual activity waned, Miller followed with a tank mix featuring Enlist One herbicide. He says he then can monitor the crop and, if necessary, come back with a second postemergence application featuring glufosinate.

Stay on top of weeds
“Don’t wait until weeds are taking over the field to make your first postemergence application,” suggests Shawna Hubbard, Trait Herbicides Product Manager for Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “For really tough weed pressure early in the postemergence window, consider tank-mixing a residual with a postemergence herbicide such as Enlist One and Enlist Duo for longer-lasting control to get you to canopy.”

Learn more about postemergence applications of Enlist One and Enlist Duo® herbicides by talking to a Corteva Agriscience territory manager, by going to Enlist.com or by using Enlist Ahead resources. Also check out the YouTube channel or Twitter at @EnlistOnline.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Enlist E3 soybean technology is jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC.” Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. ©2019 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Have your customers entered the Power to Do More contest yet?

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, encourages corn farmers to show the world photos of their powerful inspirations as part of the 2019 Power to Do More contest. The contest, sponsored by the corn herbicides portfolio of Corteva Agriscience, honors farmers and their commitment to their communities.

Power To Do More ProgramYour corn-growing customers can enter the contest by visiting PowerToDoMore.com by Sunday, April 28, 2019, for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 for a local nonprofit of choice or two second place prizes of $5,000 for their selected nonprofits.

This is the third year of the Power to Do More contest. The 2018 contest winners – the Schroeders from Iowa, the Krauses from Minnesota and the Gutterys from Kansas — supported local FFA chapters and a county community foundation. Their stories are featured in three short videos that show their dedication to farming.

“Farmers are often the bedrock of small communities throughout the U.S. Many invest their time and effort working with local organizations,” said Lyndsie Kaehler, U.S. Corn Herbicides Product Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “The Power to Do More contest recognizes farmers not only for what they produce in their fields, but also for their exceptional commitment to the communities in which they farm. It’s been inspiring to hear the stories of past contest entrants and we are excited to meet more powerful farmers through this year’s contest.”

Photo entries may include fields, family, friends, pets, equipment — whatever means the most to the entrant. Up to 10 finalists will be selected for community voting. The finalists with the most votes by July 8 will win. Follow along on social media at #PowerOverWeeds.

Corteva Agriscience is proud to support farmers with a lineup of corn herbicides dedicated to delivering the power to do more every season: With Resicore®, SureStart® II, DuPont Realm® Q, DuPont Cinch® ATZ and Keystone® NXT herbicides, farmers can effectively control and spend less time worrying about unwanted, yield-robbing weeds.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Cinch ATZ and Keystone NXT are Restricted Use Pesticides. Keystone NXT is not available for sale, distribution or use in all states. Resicore and SureStart II are not registered for sale or use in all states. Keystone NXT, Resicore and SureStart II are not registered for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. ©2019 Dow AgroSciences LLC