Tag: DuPont Pioneer

Enter to Win a Trip to Hawaii Courtesy of DuPont Pioneer

DuPont Pioneer and RealAgriculture have teamed up to offer a lucky farm a chance to win an AgVenture to Hawaii! In celebration of Acapela — a fungicide that delivers more coverage, protection, and plant performance benefits for greener, healthier plants —  DuPont Pioneer is offering one grand prize, including airfare, seven nights accommodation, and a tour of… Read more »

Beef School — Ep. 2: Corn Vs. Barley Silage

Corn may be king in the grain world, but does it reign supreme in the silage world, too? The short answer: yes. When it comes to both silage yield and quality, plus digestibility, palatability, and energy density, corn comes out on top vs. barley, says Nicole Rasmussen, with DuPont Pioneer, in this Beef School episode…. Read more »

A Behind–the-Seeds Look at Feeding the World

High fives all around for DuPont Pioneer. The newly minted global Access to Seeds Index — a measure of how leading seed companies are contributing to global food security — has named DuPont Pioneer the world’s best firm for trying to improve smallholder farmer productivity. Syngenta deserves kudos too; it isn’t far behind. In fact,… Read more »

Developing a Vision — The Role of ‘Change Agents’ in Business

Some of the most challenging times in our lives came as a result of change. And, it’s no wonder many of us fear it. Change often means confronting the unknown. So, how do you start a conversation around change in your business or organization, where it might be met with hesitance? “I think part of… Read more »

Diversity in the Workplace — Is the Agriculture Industry “Gender Blind?”

In 2009, 51.2% of Canada’s business and financial professionals were women, according to Statistics Canada, well up from the 38.3% in 1987. But, there’s still room for movement into managerial positions, with 37% of those roles being filled by women, and only 31.6% in senior managerial roles (both up from 30.1% and 21%, respectively, in 1987). Find more… Read more »

DuPont Pioneer Announces “Seed for Life” Contest

DuPont Pioneer has rolled out a contest that will see an Eastern Canadian farmer win free Pioneer brand seed for up to 25 years. The “Seed for Life” contest was announced at the Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock on September 16, coinciding with the grand opening of the company’s new permanent building (seed shed) at the show site…. Read more »

DuPont Pioneer Opens Corn Research Centre Near Lethbridge

DuPont Pioneer held a grand opening for the company’s new corn hybrid research centre near Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday. The 22,500 sq. foot facility is part of the company’s larger five-year, $35 million investment in research and development in Western Canada. As DuPont Pioneer Canada president Bryce Eger explains in the video below, the company… Read more »

Tips for Preparing Your Planter for the Seeding Season

Whether you’ve recently purchased a planter, or you’re bringing it out of hibernation, making sure it’s in good working order is essential to good establishment. Besides greasing, checking hydraulic hoses and vacuuming mouse-made nests, you should also check that the planter is running level, and with the correct amount of down pressure. Related: The Pros and… Read more »

Planting Corn in Alberta? Here’s What You Need to Know

It seems more and more producers are interested in growing corn in Canada, with interest spanning as far north as North Battleford, and increasingly, west into Alberta. In fact, the grain area in Alberta increased nearly 297% from 2006 to 2011, according to Stats Canada. Besides growing corn for grain, many cattle producers are using… Read more »

Tips for Growing Corn in Western Canada

Did you know seeding corn following canola can result in a competitive disadvantage to the corn (with limited herbicide options) AND phosphate availability issues? Or, that even northern parts of the Prairie Provinces are successfully growing grain corn? Last week, I attended a corn harvest demonstration in North Battleford, where I was able to talk… Read more »

Be Watchful of Goss’s Wilt, Corn Growers

Have you seen Goss’s wilt in your corn fields? Chances are you haven’t, unless you farm in Manitoba’s Red River Valley. Even then, the bacteria is not widespread, and a few environmental conditions have to converge in order to create conditions for the disease to thrive. That said, the bacteria does lurk in Western Canada,… Read more »

More RR2 Soybeans on Deck with Latest DuPont Pioneer & Monsanto Agreement

DuPont and Monsanto have announced the companies have reached a technology licensing agreement that will see DuPont Pioneer offer Roundup Ready 2 and Xtend soybean varieties in the future. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s next-generation soybean technologies in the United States and Canada. DuPont and Monsanto also announced that they’d dismiss… Read more »