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Key trends and learnings: Farm Progress Show 2018

On Aug. 28-30 in Boone, Iowa the newly formed Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, made its presence known at the 65th annual Farm Progress Show with two show-stopping exhibits, four eye-catching sponsorships and a Guinness World Record. The Corteva Agriscience crop protection brands focused on topics to help farmers address their most common in-field issues, nitrogen management plans and weed-specific questions.

Soybean Herbicides
Soybean herbicide representatives shared with attendees the importance of implementing a fall burndown treatment to start with clean fields in the spring. Attendees learned how Elevore® uses a systemic approach that works to kill a broad range of weeds from the inside out, including actively growing marestail up to 8 inches tall.

In addition, Chris Pritchett, U.S. product manager, soybean herbicides; Kent Bennis, U.S. market development specialist; Autumn Patishall, territory manager, northwest Iowa; and Andy Fordice, category lead, Enlist and Xtend herbicides, spoke on an expert panel, answering attendees’ questions about field conditions, tough weeds, inputs and industry trends.

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An expert panel at the Corteva Agriscience booth answers in-field questions.

Nitrogen Maximizers
The nitrogen maximizers team shared tips on how to identify and select a proven nitrogen stabilizer. Team members discussed how it is important for farmers to choose nitrogen stabilizers, such as Instinct® and N-Serve®, that meet key criteria including university research, meeting guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and prioritizing value.

Kenny Johnson, CCA U.S. product manager, nitrogen stabilizers, at Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, DowAgroSciences, discusses key criteria for selecting a proven nitrogen stabilizer.

Kenny Johnson, CCA U.S. product manager, nitrogen stabilizers, at Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, DowAgroSciences, discusses key criteria for selecting a proven nitrogen stabilizer.

Enlist Weed Control System
Corteva Agriscience representatives for the Enlist weed control system talked with visitors about the continued importance of information and educational tools for farmers, applicators and retailers. Andy Fordice, category leader for the Enlist system, led an informational session during the show. Presentations like this support the classroom and field training technology specialists host throughout the year.

Andy Fordice, Enlist™ category leader, speaks with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the Enlist weed control system.

Andy Fordice, Enlist category leader, speaks with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the Enlist weed control system.

Andy Fordice, Enlist™ category leader, addresses a crowd at Farm Progress Show, discussing the Enlist weed control system.

Andy Fordice, Enlist category leader, addresses a crowd at Farm Progress Show, discussing the Enlist weed control system.

®™Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. ®XtendiMax is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. XtendiMax is a federally Restricted Use Pesticide. 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 herbicides are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use in Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. 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. ©2018 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Show Farm offers access, ideas and innovation

On 30 acres of land, just north of Indianapolis, Indiana, sits the Show Farm managed by Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. The Show Farm demonstrates many of the innovative technologies that Corteva Agriscience has to offer from crop protection, seed treatment innovations, seed technology, digital agriculture, new trait technology and nitrogen maximizers. The plots are filled with many Corteva Agriscience products and gives visitors the benefit of seeing exactly what farmers can accomplish with technology from Corteva Agriscience.

An industry leader 

Since its launch in 2010, the Show Farm has annually hosted thousands of people, who come to see new and existing seed, trait and crop protection technologies. Andy Fordice, U.S. category leader: Enlist, FeXapan and Core Herbicides, plays an important role in the operation of Show Farm.

“For our grower customers, the Show Farm is there to enrich their lives and make them more profitable,” Fordice says.

A retailer asset

Used as a powerful tool to tell the story of Corteva Agriscience, Show Farm is a hands-on way for visitors to experience products and technologies in a real-life setting.

“Any solution retailers and farmers are looking for in crop protection, they can see it out there at the farm,” Fordice says. “For territory managers: It’s one thing to sit across a table from your customer and talk to them about a product; it is another thing to show them.”

Plan your trip

With Show Farm conveniently close to the Corteva Agriscience global business center in Indianapolis, it’s easy for retailers to combine trips to see both locations, Fordice said.

Open from July 10 to Aug. 24, Show Farm welcomes everyone, but calendar spots fill up quickly. Contact Pam Smith, event planner, at Smith2772f2@dow.com with questions about coordinating a visit or to get more information about the farm.

Visitors at the Corteva Agriscience Show Farm

Visitors on a guided tour and presentation

®™Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer and their affiliated companies or respective owners.  VaporGrip® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC used under license. DuPont FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology is a restricted-use pesticide. DuPont FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your local DuPont representative for details and availability. Always read and follow label directions. ©2018 Corteva Agriscience

Dow AgroSciences donates $10,000 to Feeding America

As part of its focus on the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program, Dow AgroSciences donated $10,000 to Feeding America to encourage farmer usage of the program’s nutrient management best practices.

The donation was a result of farmer pledges at the most recent Commodity Classic, which took place Feb. 27 to March 1 in Anaheim, California. While at the company’s booth, farmers were asked to pin the location of their farm on an oversized map of the United States. The pin signified a pledge to their commitment to the 4Rs, which focuses on applying the right source of nutrient, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place.

For each pin on the map, Dow AgroSciences donated $100 to Feeding America, the show’s official charity partner. With 100 total farmer commitments, Dow AgroSciences donated $10,000.

 Dow AgroSciences’ donation to Feeding America helped solve hunger issues across the nation via food banks, disaster food assistance and senior-, school- and children-specific programs. A $10,000 donation provided 100,000 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of member food banks.

In addition to the donation at the show, farmers learned how using the right nitrogen stabilizer, such as Instinct® or N-Serve®, in conjunction with 4R practices can provide better protection against uncertain environmental conditions. Furthermore, by observing 4R practices, farmers are able to keep nitrogen in the right place up to eight weeks longer, maximizing their growth.

To learn more about the 4Rs, visit www.nutrientstewardship.com/4rs. For additional details on nitrogen stabilizers such as Instinct and N-Serve, visit MaxInMaxOut.com or contact your local Dow AgroSciences sales representative.

®™Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) or affiliated companies of Dow or DuPont. 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. ©2018 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ to become stand-alone company Corteva Agriscience™

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has announced a new name: Corteva Agriscience (kohr-teh-vah), a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” The company will adopt this name once it is spun off from the current parent company, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019.

“This is the start of an exciting journey,” says James C. Collins Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “Corteva Agriscience is bringing together three businesses with deep connections and dedication to generations of farmers.

“Our new name acknowledges our history while looking forward to our commitment to enhancing farmer productivity as well as the health and well-being of the consumers they serve. With the most balanced portfolio of products in the industry, nearly a century of agronomic expertise and an unparalleled innovation engine, Corteva Agriscience will become a leading agriculture company, focused on working together with the entire food system to produce a secure supply of healthy food.”

Corteva Agriscience brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, stand-alone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture.

The company will continue to work with ag retailers to bring valuable new products to market through a solid and balanced pipeline. Corteva Agriscience will continue to work with retailers and farmers to ensure agriculture finds smarter ways of sustaining life, revitalizing how farming is done and ensuring progress.

The intended company has developed world-class talent, technology, innovation and R&D capabilities that uniquely positions it to transform the food system by helping farmers grow better, abundant and healthier crops while using fewer natural resources.

“We will continue to invest in some of the most recognized and premium brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Mycogen®, and the newly launched Brevant seed brands, as well as our award-winning crop protection products, such as Aproach® Prima fungicide and Quelex herbicide with Arylex® active, while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies,” Collins says.

The intended agriculture company unveiled the Corteva Agriscience brand identity and logo (see www.corteva.com) at Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led convention and trade show in the United States.

The corporate headquarters for Corteva Agriscience will be located in Wilmington, Delaware. Sites in Johnston, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will serve as Global Business Centers, with leadership of business lines, business support functions, R&D, global supply chain, and sales and marketing capabilities concentrated in the two Midwest locations.

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®™ Trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer and affiliated companies of their respective owners. ®PhytoGen and the PhytoGen Logo are trademarks of PhytoGen Seed Company, LLC. PhytoGen Seed Company is a joint venture between Mycogen Corporation, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC, and the J.G. Boswell Company. State registrations for DuPont™ Aproach® Prima are pending. Contact your local DuPont sales representative for details and availability. Quelex 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. ©2018 Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™

Farm Progress Show activities help farmers adopt winning solutions

Dow AgroSciences continues to help farmers turn challenges into opportunities through new technology and agronomic solutions. The newest example — announced during August’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois — is Elevore herbicide, which elevates a grower’s burndown program. Elevore contains a new active ingredient, Arylex, to help control labeled broadleaf weeds, including ALS- and glyphosate-resistant species. It offers superior control of marestail up to 8 inches tall.

Elevore is only one of the many solutions visitors learned about at Farm Progress Show. Dow AgroSciences shared its latest innovations, often engaging attendees with entertaining visual attractions that helped drive the messages home.

The Dow AgroSciences floor space at the show featured several educational games and interactive learning opportunities. After interacting with the games, attendees could choose to take home a small prize or write the name of their local FFA chapter for a $5 donation powered by Resicore® herbicide.

Thanks to nearly 1,000 booth visitors who chose to donate, Dow AgroSciences is donating $5,000 to the National FFA Organization on behalf of Resicore.

“Many FFA students and supporters visited our booth, and it was uplifting to see the bright future of agriculture,” says Lyndsie Kaehler, U.S. corn herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. “Resicore gives farmers the power to control weeds on their farm, and we hope this donation gives students the power to do more in their FFA chapters.”

Hearing experts discuss key topics
Another highlight of the Dow AgroSciences booth was a series of informative speakers who addressed key agricultural topics. Subjects covered ways to manage nitrogen, managing weed resistance in corn, discussions about Bt trait technology and effective weed control solutions.

Last year, excessive rainfall swept through the Midwest, leaving puddles in cornfields and soil vulnerable to significant nitrogen loss. Jean Payne, president of the Illinois Chemical and Fertilizer Association, and Jennifer Tirey and Ted Funk from the Illinois Pork Producers Association, shared ways to manage nitrogen yet this fall.

“After harvest, our beautiful Illinois prairie soils start making nitrogen,” Payne says. “We’ve done a lot of education with farmers and we have to take into account that soil provides nitrogen, too. We cannot stabilize what Mother Nature produces, so anything we add to it beyond that in the fall, it’s really our responsibility to protect it.”

Farmers can use Instinct® or N-Serve® nitrogen stabilizers to prevent nitrate leaching and keep more nitrogen available in the root zone next spring.

In addition, farmer Ben Hortenstine affirmed the value the Enlist weed control system is providing on his Ramsey, Illinois, farm. Farmers will have the opportunity in 2018 to use Enlist Duo® herbicide on Enlist corn available through Dow AgroSciences seed brands. Meanwhile, Chris Byus, Enlist herbicides product manager for Dow AgroSciences, provided an update on Enlist soybeans.

“Farmers stopping by could play an educational game or two and interact with our team,” Byus says. “We were able to be in front of people with visual demonstrations that will help them remember what they’ve heard. They saw the effective weed control and on-target application of the Enlist weed control system.”

The progress farmers saw at the Farm Progress Show translates into a better future for retailers offering these technologies and, of course, for the farmers purchasing them. Dow AgroSciences is bringing solutions for the real world — solutions that help improve yield and profit potential.

Dow AgroSciences booth at Farm Progress Show 2017.

The Dow AgroSciences booth featured educational and interactive games for attendees.

Farm Progress Show 2017 speaker at Dow AgroSciences booth.

Attendees heard from several agricultural experts during the show. Pictured here is Mark Bernards of Western Illinois University talking about how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds.

®™DOW Diamond, Arylex, Elevore, Enlist, Enlist Duo, Instinct, N-Serve, Resicore and Sonic are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. The Enlist weed control system is owned and developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC. Enlist Duo herbicide is 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. Elevore, Instinct, Resicore and Sonic are not registered for sale or use in all states. Resicore 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. Do not fall-apply anhydrous ammonia south of Highway 16 in the state of Illinois. Arylex is a registered active. Always read and follow label directions. ©2017 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Dow AgroSciences and ADM Collaborate to Bring Enlist E3™ Soybeans to U.S. Farmers

Farmers gain access to vital weed control technology through comprehensive closed-loop system

U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3 soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. The companies today announced a collaboration that features a comprehensive closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans and deliver the soybeans and their resulting products to customers for use within North America.

“U.S. farmers need access to the newest technologies to boost productivity,” says Joe Vertin, Dow AgroSciences Enlist global leader. “When advanced solutions are available and fully approved in the United States, they should reach farmers as quickly as possible.”

Putting farmers first
“At ADM, everything begins with the farmer,” says John McGowan, ADM president, North American Oilseeds. “We are pleased to work with Dow AgroSciences to bring this landmark program to growers in 2018. This is a great example of how farmers, seed companies and agricultural processors can come together and support solutions that benefit the entire industry.”

Resistant and hard-to-control weeds are one of the most costly and frustrating obstacles for crop farmers today. The Enlistweed control system offers exceptional weed control and helps maximize yield potential.

“This weed control technology is greatly needed in our area,” says Pat Duncanson, who grows soybeans in Minnesota. “We need effective options to control weeds that are threatening to cut yield and profit potential in our fields.”

Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to applications of 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, giving farmers multiple herbicide modes of action postemergence. This helps farmers not only control their toughest, most economically damaging weeds but also curtail the development of weed resistance, preserving valuable herbicides.

“The American Soybean Association appreciates the tight, closed-loop production and processing system that has been developed,” says ASA President Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Illinois. “This will allow a number of farmers to experience the Enlist weed control system and is designed to keep all production out of export channels. We also appreciate Dow AgroSciences’ continued efforts to seek import approvals in China and the EU.”

Robust protocols key to success
The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive, robust set of protocols designed to ensure the soybeans reach specific ADM facilities, which will process them for use in North American markets only. Farmers will deliver their Enlist E3 soybean crop to 1 of 4 ADM plants designated for this program:

  • Mankato, Minnesota
  • Frankfort, Indiana
  • Mexico, Missouri
  • Deerfield, Missouri

“We’ve put a lot of thought into the best way to manage the process,” Vertin says. “We’re confident in the collaboration with ADM and in providing farmers access to the Enlist system to control their toughest weeds.”

Details of the program will be made available through participating seed companies in fall 2017 for the 2018 planting season. For more information and to find out how to participate in this program, visit Enlist.com.

Dow AgroSciences continues to pursue additional import approvals for Enlist E3 soybeans.

Dow AgroSciences will bring Enlist E3™ soybeans to farmers in 2018. The program includes a robust set of protocols to ensure the soybeans reach designated ADM facilities for processing and use in North American markets only.

 

 

 

®™DOW Diamond, Enlist, Enlist E3 and Enlist Logos are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. Enlist E3 soybeans were jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies.

U.S. EPA denies activist petition and retains all Chlorpyrifos tolerances

On Oct. 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to revoke U.S. food tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos. This proposal was an outcome of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering EPA to respond to allegations about chlorpyrifos in a 2007 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), even before the agency had finished its formal health and safety evaluations of the product underway in registration review.

On Nov. 17, 2016, the EPA released a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) with accompanying assessments to notify the public of the data that the agency may use to support its proposed decision to revoke all chlorpyrifos tolerances. Both of these releases by EPA offered the opportunity for public comment and many comments were submitted in support of retaining chlorpyrifos tolerances from universities, stakeholders, growers and customers in the ensuing comment periods. Dow AgroSciences also submitted a comprehensive response to both EPA releases.

On March 29, 2017, the U.S. EPA announced that it would not proceed forward at this time with any restrictions for chlorpyrifos or changes to U.S. tolerances. In addition, EPA has notified the courts that it is denying the NGO petition in full. Instead, EPA announced that it will focus its attention on updating and revising its human health assessment for chlorpyrifos under the standard procedures of the Registration Review process scheduled for completion Oct. 1, 2022, in order to support future decision-making.

Dow AgroSciences believes the science and established legal and regulatory standards and processes support the EPA decision to deny the activist petition and retain all chlorpyrifos tolerances. Dow AgroSciences remains confident that authorized uses of chlorpyrifos products offer wide margins of protection for human health and safety. This is the right decision for farmers who, in about 100 countries, rely on the effectiveness of chlorpyrifos to protect more than 50 crops from damaging insect pests, some of which can only be effectively controlled with chlorpyrifos. Dow AgroSciences will continue to cooperate with EPA under the established Registration Review process in its scientific review of this important crop protection solution.

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Phil Jost
Dow AgroSciences
U.S. Insecticides Marketing Leader