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Stop the Clock on Crop Disease This Season

3 Key Takeaways from This Article:

  • We could see a wetter-than-average spring this year.
  • Many crop diseases thrive in wet, humid weather.
  • You’ll want to recommend your customers use a fungicide this season.

We could be in for another rainy spring across the Corn Belt. In fact, AgPro Daily has predicted 23 states are at risk for flooding. Many crop diseases thrive in wet, humid conditions. So, with wetter-than-average weather predicted, disease will be a big concern throughout the growing season.

You’ll want to recommend your customers use an effective fungicide to stop those diseases before they damage yield. Corteva Agriscience has a great choice: DuPont Aproach® Prima fungicide.

Moves Fast
Aproach Prima combines two, powerful active ingredients to provide preventive and curative action. The fungicide shows almost 40% uptake in plants within 24 hours and 80% uptake by Day 7. It’s also rainfast within an hour and gives up to three weeks of protection.

Aproach Prima also has four, varying movement properties, which provide complete, systemic protection of plants. Systemic protection means the fungicide moves through the entire plant, surrounding each leaf and stem, including those that are newly emerging.

Convenient Choice
If your customers grow more than one crop, then Aproach Prima is a great choice, because it’s registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in corn, soybeans, wheat and peanuts. Farmers will appreciate the convenience of having one product to protect several crops.

Finally, Aproach Prima is shown to improve crop quality and increase yield. Using the product can help create a better bottom line for your customers.

More wet weather this season means more opportunities for crop disease to hurt yield. Cut those opportunities short and stop the clock on crop disease. Visit AproachPrima.Corteva.us to download the product label and talk to your growers about using a fungicide proactively this year.

Suggested Tweet to Your Customers: Stop the clock on crop disease this season with DuPont APROACH® Prima fungicide. Visit AproachPrima.Corteva.us to see the benefits of the fungicide beyond disease control.

newly germinated corn plant

Protect your customers’ crops with Aproach® Prima fungicide.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Aproach Prima 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. Always read and follow label directions. © 2020 Corteva.

Deliver Farmers the Rewards of a Program Approach

3 Key Takeaways from This Article:

  • A program approach with residual herbicides is considered a best practice for successful weed control in soybeans.
  • The benefits include enhanced weed control, more flexible application windows and better field management.
  • Now, with Enlist Ahead Farmer Rewards, farmers also can earn up to $2.50* per acre when adding residual herbicides.

When you’re able to recommend a weed control program in soybeans that benefits both a farmer’s land and bottom line, it’s a win-win. This spring, by recommending a program approach using residual herbicides, your customers can control their toughest weeds and earn valuable cash back when using Enlist Ahead Farmer Rewards.

It starts with taking a program approach to weed control. That means:

  1. Starting clean with a burndown application
  2. Using effective preemergence herbicides with residual activity
  3. Applying Enlist herbicides postemergence

Three easy steps add up to significant benefits for farmers.

According to Aaron Smith, U.S. Product Manager, Soybean Herbicides, “When farmers apply residual herbicides as part of a program approach, they experience benefits like enhanced in-season weed control and more flexible application windows, and it helps them be better field managers. With weeds under control from preplant and well into the season, it ultimately delivers better productivity and increased yield potential.”

Cleaner fields and cash back with Enlist Ahead Rewards
Now, farmers can combine those benefits with the ability to earn cash back on their crop protection needs. With Enlist Ahead Farmer Rewards, customers can now earn up to $2.50* per acre when taking a program approach.

“Enlist Ahead Farmer Rewards is straightforward for farmers and gives retailers better opportunity to improve their customers’ yield potential at harvest,” Smith says. “By participating, farmers can earn significant cash back when they use residuals such as Sonic, Trivence or EverpreX herbicides to keep Enlist E3 soybean fields clean throughout the growing season.”

Much like taking a program approach, the Enlist Ahead program involves three simple steps:

  1. Farmers purchase Enlist One® or Enlist Duo® herbicide. Each contains 2,4-D choline, and they are the only 2,4-D herbicides labeled for use with Enlist E3 soybeans.
  2. Farmers purchase one or more eligible Corteva Agriscience™ soybean residual herbicides, such as Sonic®, DuPont™ Trivence®, DuPont™ EverpreX® or Surveil®, from an authorized retailer from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020.
  3. Farmers get an Enlist Ahead Rewards check mailed to them.

Qualifying residual products include DuPont Afforia®, DuPont Canopy®, Elevore® with Arylex® active, EverpreX, DuPont Enlite®, DuPont Envive®, Sonic, Surveil and Trivence herbicides. Farmers can choose Enlist Duo, a convenient proprietary blend of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, or Enlist One, a straight-goods 2,4-D choline herbicide.

More information on Corteva Agriscience soybean residual herbicides, including helpful tools about Enlist Ahead, can be found at soybeanresiduals.enlist.com.

*Qualifying Geography (states where Enlist herbicides are registered): Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (excluding bootheel counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, St. Genevieve, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Suggested Tweet to Your Customers: This spring, farmers that take a program approach to #weedcontrol in soybeans will see more rewards, including valuable cash back. Get all the program details at soybeanresiduals.enlist.com.

farmers in soybean field

Recommending a program approach reaps rewards for soybean farmers.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3 soybeans is jointly developed and owned 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 herbicides are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Elevore, Sonic, Surveil and Trivence are 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. EverpreX is not registered in all states. See your Corteva Agriscience retailer or representative for availability in your state. Arylex is a registered active ingredient. Always read and follow label directions. © 2020 Corteva.

Help customers take advantage of combination of Enlist™ Herbicides and Liberty® Herbicide

Three Key Takeaways from This Article:

  • The combination of Enlist One® + Liberty® herbicides gives growers exceptional control of tough weeds.
  • Using multiple herbicide sites of action also helps prevent the development of resistant weeds.
  • Retailers can help customers combine these effective herbicides to provide industry-leading postemergence weed control.

To give farmers the best control of tough and resistant weeds, Corteva Agriscience and BASF recommend using Liberty® and Enlist One® herbicides on Enlist E3 soybean and Enlist cotton acres. These two leading herbicides offer exceptional control of broadleaf weeds including waterhemp, pigweed, kochia, marestail and ragweed species.

“The combination of Enlist One plus Liberty herbicide is lights out on tough pigweed and waterhemp,” says Shawna Hubbard, Trait Herbicide Product Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “Using both products postemergence will help farmers get the cleanest fields they’ve seen in years in areas infested with tough weeds. That’s why Liberty herbicide is now Corteva’s recommended glufosinate for use with the Enlist weed control system.”

Better control via multiple modes of action
Enlist E3 soybeans and Enlist cotton give farmers flexibility in their herbicide selection with tolerance to 2,4-D choline in Enlist herbicides, glufosinate in Liberty herbicide, and glyphosate. This allows farmers and applicators to employ multiple herbicide sites of action.

Growers have trusted Liberty herbicide to deliver consistent weed control with its unique patented formulation. It has consistently controlled broadleaves and grasses on millions of acres for many years and has no known resistance in U.S. row crops.

Retailers can help their customers understand how using Enlist and Liberty herbicides on the same acre delivers superior weed control while helping sustain the long-term efficacy of both herbicides. Remind farmers they have flexibility, with options to spray these two products at one time using a tank mix of Enlist One plus Liberty herbicide or in planned sequential passes of Liberty herbicide and Enlist Duo herbicide. 

BASF and Corteva are committed to ongoing research and trial work to use Liberty herbicide and Enlist herbicides on Enlist crops. These consistent efforts help farmers achieve clean fields and adapt to the ever-changing landscape to control weeds on their farm. The involvement of both companies promotes continued training of retailers and other parties in the proper stewardship of both herbicides in fields and on targeted weed species.

In Enlist E3 soybean and Enlist cotton fields, farmers can adopt a program approach that includes starting with effective residuals followed by Enlist One and Liberty herbicides. The goal is to provide more options to keep fields weed free all summer long.

This also helps curb the development of resistant weeds and sustain the long-term viability of these technologies. According to University of Illinois research, selection for glyphosate-resistant waterhemp within 4 to 6 years was 83% less likely in a field where 2.5 modes of action were used than in a field where only 1.5 modes of action were used.

The inherent stability of 2,4-D choline means adding Liberty® herbicide in the tank with Enlist One® herbicide does not increase the potential for volatility due to acidification. Retailers, applicators and farmers also can feel confident about adding qualified AMS products listed on EnlistTankMix.com to optimize performance.

Learn more about the Enlist weed control system, Enlist herbicides and Liberty herbicide. Visit Enlist.com and BASF. Follow Enlist with @EnlistOnline on Twitter or go to the  YouTube channel for Enlist.

Help farmers use the powerful combination of Enlist herbicides and Liberty® herbicide to control tough weeds while curbing the development of resistant weeds.

Suggested Tweet: Enlist One® + Liberty® herbicides manhandles pigweed and waterhemp. That’s why Liberty herbicide is the recommended glufosinate for use on Enlist™ crops. #weedcontrol

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. 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. © 2020 Corteva.

Control weeds this spring with the power of three

Three Key Takeaways from This Article:

  • Controlling herbicide-resistant weeds is a top priority when planning for a new season.
  • A strong herbicide plan for soybean fields needs to include several modes of action, residual control and flexibility.
  • A good recommendation for your customers that fits all these criteria is Dupont Trivence® herbicide from Corteva Agriscience.

As you plan your customers’ soybean herbicide programs for spring 2020, controlling herbicide-resistant weeds is likely top of mind. While looking for the right products, it’s a good idea to consider herbicides that offer unique modes of action, flexible application and strong, residual control. Dupont Trivence® herbicide from Corteva Agriscience fits the bill on all three counts.

Three Modes of Action
Trivence offers three unique modes of action to control glyphosate-resistant weeds such as Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and giant ragweed. These modes of action include seedling control by stunting seedling growth; residual control by binding to weed proteins to stop energy production in the plant; and contact control by burning plant tissues.

Residual control from Trivence lasts up to six weeks after application. A strong, residual herbicide is key to keeping germinating weeds under control.

Flexibility
Farmers across the Midwest struggled with a cool, wet spring in 2019. If we see those conditions again, Trivence will continue to be a go-to solution for weed control. The herbicide offers flexible application in spring, from preplant up to three days after planting. If bad weather creates setbacks, a flexible application time provides more opportunities for spraying.

Trivence herbicide also can be tank mixed with a variety of partners, such as glyphosate and 2,4-D, to offer even more modes of action.

Learn More
Now that you’ve had the overview about Trivence, it’s time to learn more. Visit Trivence.Corteva.US to find application rates and a map of where the herbicide is registered. Talk to your customers about Trivence this spring.

DuPontTrivence® herbicide protects soybeans with three modes of action.

Suggested Tweet: Control herbicide-resistant weeds with the power of three this spring. Learn how DuPontTrivence® herbicide can help defeat weeds in your soybean fields at Trivence.Corteva.US

™®Trademark of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. DuPont Trivence is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. © 2020 Corteva.

5 steps to prepare for fall anhydrous ammonia applications

Anhydrous ammonia is the preferred source of nitrogen for fall applications because it rapidly absorbs into soil moisture and, typically, has a slower conversion to nitrate. However, anhydrous is a challenging product to work with given safety concerns and special equipment needs.

With a rushed harvest like this one, it may be easy to overlook proper preparedness steps, but skipping them can be detrimental and dangerous. For safe, efficient and successful anhydrous applications this fall, follow these preparedness steps:

  1. Wear proper PPE
    Anhydrous ammonia aggressively seeks out water – and that includes water in your skin, eyes and lungs. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including splash goggles, cover all exposed skin (in accordance with the Safety Data Sheet), and keep fresh water readily available should you come in contact with anhydrous.
  1. Ensure proper storage and maintenance for tanks and trailers
    Anhydrous ammonia must be compressed into a liquid for agricultural application. This compression requires a considerable amount of pressure and equipment such as special tanks and trailers. Ensure equipment is in good condition by checking for dents, thinning or paint issues. Fully empty the tanks and drop the pressure to zero when storing or making repairs.
  1. Check hoses, valves and gaskets
    Sunlight, kinking, cutting and abrasions shorten the normal service life for hoses. Look for those damages as well as soft spots and fully replace the hose if needed. All anhydrous ammonia valves should be removed from the tank every five years for inspection and service or replacement. Gaskets can swell over time but can be easily and inexpensively replaced when needed.
  1. Manage transportation
    Accidents from unsafe towing have devastating consequences. When transporting anhydrous ammonia, always follow your state’s specific regulations. It’s a good rule of thumb to travel at or below 25mph and add a slow-moving vehicle (SMV) emblem to your towing assembly to alert other drivers to your speed. And, always use a hitch pin with the safety keeper/retainer clip and two independent safety chains when towing.
  1. Careful application
    Inspect your equipment prior to each use and be sure to stand upwind when connecting, disconnecting, bleeding lines, or transferring product. Handle valves by the body – not by the wheel or latch. Close, bleed, disconnect, and secure valves and transfer lines when leaving equipment unattended. Finally, park equipment downwind from dwellings, people, and livestock.

In addition to preparing for the safe handling of anhydrous ammonia, it’s important to prepare it for maximum effectiveness too. Applying anhydrous with a nitrogen stabilizer, such as N‑Serve®, helps protect this valuable input from escaping before spring planting. N‑Serve can boost potential yield by keeping applied anhydrous in the root zone when crops need it most.

To learn more about anhydrous ammonia preparedness, N‑Serve and applying both products together, visit www.NitrogenMaximizers.com for more info. There you can also use the Profit Calculator to see how N‑Serve with anhydrous ammonia can impact your bottom line.

Safely apply anhydrous ammonia with these preparedness tips.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. 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 Corteva.

Farmer by farmer, Enlist™ Technology successes add up

When it comes to choosing products, performance, experience and talk with the neighbors are all influencing factors for farm decision-makers. And right now, farmers from North Dakota down to Mississippi, Nebraska to Virginia – and nearly everywhere in between – are talking to one another about the Enlist™ weed control system.

Indiana
In Indiana, farmer Adam Schwering says he’s happy to answer his neighbors’ questions about the cutting-edge technology.

“They’ll drive by our field and ask why our fields are so clean,” Schwering says. “We tell them it’s because of Enlist Duo®. They’re getting more curious about trying it.”

Iowa
And in Iowa, seed dealer Kyle Schultz lets his Enlist E3™ soybeans do the talking for him. Neighboring growers are watching closely to see what emerges in his fields.

“They’re all aware of where we planted the Enlist E3 soybeans,” explains Schultz. “They’re excited to see what they do and see how they yield at the end of the season. We put them along a road where other growers can see them.”

Mississippi
Farmers, like Mississippi’s Jeremy Jack, say they’re especially excited to show how effective the Enlist system is when used correctly. Jack plants both Enlist™ cotton and Enlist E3 soybeans. He uses Enlist One® herbicide in his weed control program to protect them. Jack says he follows the label exactly, and the herbicide stays put. He invites fellow farmers to see the proof in his fields.

“I want other producers to be able to walk out there, put their hands on the product, walk through the field, see how clean they are, see that the product is safe, the cotton looks good, and there’s no damage,” Jack says.

Nebraska
For Nebraska farmer Lynnet Talcott, the bottom line is clear: She hopes other growers give the Enlist system a chance.

“I would not hesitate to tell any farmers that they should try the Enlist system,” Talcott says. “I think it would be a great addition to their farming practices. It should be a simple choice for them. They should choose Enlist.”

With farmers spreading the word about the Enlist™ system, be ready for demand for Enlist herbicides in the 2020 season. Talk to your Corteva AgriScience territory manager about your order for Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides today.

Learn more about the Enlist system by visiting Enlist.com or by using Enlist Ahead resources.

A field of Enlist E3™ soybeans flourishes in Indiana.

™®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.

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.