INFORMATION & IDEAS
Use these three steps for effective next-season crop planning.
Preharvest time is when you should scout fields to see how crop protection strategies fared and plan for the next season.
Kurt Hembree, weed management farm advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Fresno County, shares five steps for orchard weed control that start in the fall and help provide season-long control.
Malthusian theory predicted a food supply crisis when population grew too large, but Ester Boserup said innovation and the population can grow together. Whose theories guide agriculture today?
Strategic rotation and tank-mixing help to stay ahead of scab and Alternaria leaf spot as part of an effective almond disease management program.
Agronomist Jeff Pacheco recommends proactive disease-control programs to protect valuable almond crops, including Fontelis® fungicide to control Alternaria leaf spot and other damaging diseases.
Protect your vegetable crops from soil-borne disease including seedling blight and rot and Southern blight with DuPont™ Fontelis® fungicide to give them a good start.
Dandelions have become an increasing problem since many growers shifted to reduced-tillage or no-till systems. After the crop has been harvested in the fall, weeds such as dandelions begin to grow as they prepare to overwinter.
Scientists at DuPont and around the world are working hard to improve food nutrition that will help reduce health-related deficiencies through biofortification, the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into crops.
Late-season brown marmorated stink bug populations can be controlled with Lannate® LV and Vydate® L.
Very small amounts of moisture can spread Botryosphaeria (bot) in pistachios and walnut crops. Use these strategies for bot control.
Brown spot disease is most severe in continuously cropped soybean fields and can reduce yield 8 to 15 percent.
A team approach helps this Iowa grower boost corn yield and multiply the value of his crop input investment.
Tank-mixing herbicides, adjuvants and other partners can change how they work. Follow label requirements for effective weed control when mixing FeXapan™ with approved tank-mix partners.
In addition to being an inspiring meeting location and conference center, Chesapeake Farms® is a resource for collaborative thinking around sustainability issues and conservation for DuPont. Chesapeake Farms® is a catalyst for diverse organizations, across a variety of DuPont businesses to promote conservation.
The 3,300 acres of Chesapeake Farms® are devoted to the development, evaluation, and demonstration of advanced agricultural practices and wildlife management techniques, which are designed to be environmentally sound, productive, economically viable and socially acceptable.
Around the globe, DuPont scientists work in concert with farmers, local businesses, governments, NGOs and others who know the “facts on the ground” in order to find the answers that will increase food protection and production.
Strategies for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds in corn and soybeans with a preplant foundation of burndown and residual herbicide.
Timely application of DuPont™ Fontelis® provides excellent control of target spot and other fungal diseases on tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables.
Timely application of Staple® LX herbicide gives excellent control of cotton weed threats that can reduce yield, including Palmer amaranth and other difficult-to-control weeds.
Expert provides crop management strategies to help growers plan for maximum yield next season.
Early prevention and a consistent crop protection schedule are key to preventing powdery mildew in cucurbits.
Tackle changing weather conditions and protect cucurbit quality with effective insect and disease control.
Dermacor® X-100 seed treatment works immediately to protect rice against damage from rice water weevil and later-season stemborers to help crops achieve their maximum yield potential. Learn what rice industry leaders have to say about the benefits of planting seed treated with Dermacor® X-100.
Insecticides are constantly in development and have vast potential to secure the global food supply.
The TruChoice® Early Pay Multiplier helps growers multiply their crop protection input costs when they make early commitments. Actual product choices can be made closer to application time.
As temperatures warm, watch for early signs of powdery mildew in wheat fields. Timely application of DuPont™ Aproach® or Aproach Prima® fungicide can help stop powdery mildew from spreading to protect yield potential.
A tank-mix of glyphosate with Classic® herbicide delivers better postemergence soybean weed control than using glyphosate alone.
Soybean growers and agronomists report early, longer-lasting weed control, including control of glyphosate-tolerant or resistant weeds, with DuPont™ Envive® herbicide.
Larval injury from corn rootworms may make roots more susceptible to root and stalk rot disease, even on hybrids with rootworm-resistant traits. Scouting and evaluating control measures can help growers manage damage and yield loss.
A residual fall burndown herbicide application helps reduce weed seed production, manage early winter annuals and provide weed control into spring.
Use these four tips to get an early start on crop planning for the next season. Taking advantage of local expertise and buying programs can help reduce costs and improve results.
A cold, wet spring can push planting dates to the limit, leaving little time for preplant herbicide applications. A fall application of DuPont™ Canopy® EX or Basis® herbicide post harvest can halt development of winter annual weeds and allow for earlier planting in a warmer, cleaner seedbed.
The challenges we face in feeding the world will get only more daunting in the decades to come. But DuPont and its collaborators across the food chain are optimistic, as scientific innovations have already significantly enhanced the quality and quantity of food production.
These tank-mix partners have been approved for use with FeXapan™ herbicide plus VaporGrip® Technology on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and/or cotton.
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) Emerging Leaders Program is partnering with DuPont Crop Protection to equip new leaders in the Florida specialty crops industry.
Count on Assure® II for the best volunteer corn control in your soybeans and cotton
Foliar disease is a major cause of lodged stalks, which can lead to yield losses and increased harvest time. Frequent scouting and timely fungicide applications are the best defense against potential crop damage and yield loss.
Follow label directions for sprayer cleanout procedure after applying FeXapan™ herbicide plus VaporGrip® Technology. Triple-rinsing protects against herbicide residue that may damage non-target crops.
Frogeye leaf spot can cause severe soybean yield loss. The disease can appear wherever warm, humid conditions occur.
Frogeye leaf spot causes disease on younger upper foliage of soybean plants and can reduce yield if management isn’t initiated early.
Aproach® Prima fungicide has two premier modes of action for better control of frogeye leaf spot and other hard-to-manage and strobilurin-resistant diseases in soybeans. The dual modes of action enhance resistance management and efficacy.
Fungicides were not created equal. Check the active ingredients in each product to choose the best option.
For corn and soybean fungicide applications, timing is everything. Learn strategies for protecting crop yield potential by preventing disease damage.
The decision to apply a fungicide should be a calculated, proactive choice, based on management and environmental factors. Check these key factors.
Preserving foliar health is important to maximizing crop yield. Fungicide movement properties have a major impact on how well an application controls disease.
Strategic fungicide applications can provide significant return on investment, especially critical when commodity prices are low.
The best way to battle low soybean prices is to increase yield. Use these criteria to measure your fungicide ROI.
By controlling plant diseases, fungicides maximize green leaf area to improve photosynthesis and help achieve yield potential.
Conditions good for growing soybeans are good for developing plant diseases. Fungicide use can be a sound investment for protecting yield.
Get the most value from fungicide use by selecting the best product and applying at the best time.
Canopy® herbicide delivers burndown plus residual activity to help maximize early-season control of tough weeds, allowing the postemergence application to be made closer to canopy.
Enhance performance of LibertyLink soybeans with Classic® postemergence herbicide.
Gray leaf spot overwinters in corn residue and spreads from soil to plants with rain and wind. An infection can reduce corn yield 15 to 50 percent.
Warm, wet summer weather is good for both crop production and late-season weed development, making fall burndown herbicide treatment critical to manage marestail, waterhemp, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth.
Foliar applications of Vydate® C-LV insecticide/nematicide can help maximize potato yield by extending the benefits of seed treatments and in-furrow applications.
Fontelis® fungicide protects valuable tree nut crops to improve productivity and profitability with powerful almond disease control.
The world enjoys Latin American produce year-round thanks to DuPontTM Rynaxypyr®, a highly targeted crop protection product. The product is a highly selective agent, targeting specific insects and providing effective control at low use rates.
Learn how a California grower uses Fontelis® fungicide to protect against lettuce drop losses.
DuPont is committed to working side-by-side with local populations to ensure that science is applied to local agriculture and food production for a more secure future for all.
Although science provides answers that can be applied universally, DuPont experience shows that solutions for local food systems must be developed at a community level.
Monitor wind speed and direction and surroundings when applying FeXapan™ plus VaporGrip® Technology. Maintain appropriate buffer space per label requirements to prevent injury to sensitive areas.
Insect and weed pests can cause yield loss quickly. Noticing them in time to stop the damage requires regular scouting. Use these tips to make the most of scouting time.
Tanos® in an integrated control strategy help protect tomato and pepper crops from bacterial disease.
There are three principles behind effective fungicide resistance management.
Herbicide mode of action is a key component when managing weed resistance and building a crop protection plan.
Know the difference between mode and site of action to plan weed-control programs that manage herbicide resistance.
Always monitor sprayer ground speed for best herbicide coverage and on-target application.
Follow guidelines for wind speed during herbicide application to reduce risk of off-target herbicide movement.
Du Pont sales professional Scott Sooy has no left arm below the elbow, but never looks for accommodation. Without prompting, DuPont colleagues made Sooy’s life easier.
Honorees concentrate on the creation of agricultural products leading to higher crop yields and better quality food, aiming to improve nutrition for our entire planet.
Northern corn leaf blight is expanding its range in the U.S., threatening yield and making control more difficult.
Reduce risk of spray drift and off-target herbicide movement by choosing sprayer nozzles that match dicamba and other herbicide label requirements.
Fall-applied herbicide, followed by a strategic spring and summer plan provides optimal orchard weed control.
The annual Peanut Profitability Awards are sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and other supporters of strategies that increase peanut grower profitability and sustainability.
Seven tips for a weed-free spring for growers using dicamba-tolerant soybeans.
Spring weather can be fickle. If you have had weed-control misses in some fields, be ready to implement a more aggressive control plan in case warm conditions lead to early spring weed emergence.
Post harvest applications are a smart weed management strategy.
In field trials of Vydate® C-LV, in-furrow applications in Snowden potatoes improved total yield, rating and specific gravity. The study was conducted in a field with a history of potato early-dying disease caused by potato nematodes and verticillium wilt fungus.
DuPont defends against key potato pests, including, insects, nematodes, diseases and weeds, giving growers tools they need to optimize potato yield and quality. Count on DuPont to provide reliable, consistent control. (See product labels for crop/pest combinations controlled or suppressed.)
Promote potato yield and quality with effective potato pest management.
DuPont™ Zorvec™ disease control provides unmatched control of late blight, making it a critical component of your crop business as potato production in China increases. Zorvec™ can help you realize greater yield potential.
Follow a season-long weed-control program to manage Palmer amaranth (pigweed) and other weed populations suspected of being PPO-resistant.
Resistant weed populations continue to grow, thwarting herbicides, reducing yield potential and making harvest difficult. Follow these best management practices to protect seed investment.
Proper herbicide application timing helps improve weed control. Weeds are best controlled when they are small and actively growing.
Wheat rust damage can cause a 60 percent yield loss if rust infects wheat at the flag leaf stage without treatment. Aproach® and Aproach® Prima fungicides help preserve yield potential.
Not all fungicides are the same. Use this test to see how your fungicide stacks up.
Aproach® is a broad-spectrum fungicide that delivers more reliable corn disease control of both foliar and soil-borne fungal disease in corn, soybeans and wheat.
Aproach® is a broad-spectrum fungicide that delivers more reliable soybean disease control of both foliar and soil-borne fungal disease in corn, soybeans and wheat.
Fungicide resistance is a growing concern for many soybean growers. Heather Marie Kelly, University of Tennessee, describes strategies for resistant frogeye leaf spot control.
Dickie Edmund, DuPont Crop Protection field development representative, recommends giving soybeans a consistent growing advantage for effective resistant palmer amaranth management and greater yields.
Count on Resolve® Q to deliver focused weed control on contact.
Early season pests can take a bite out of yields. Scouting within a few weeks of emergence is key to protecting yield from damage by weeds, disease and insects.
The DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network helps develop and test seed treatment formulations, applications and seed-handling techniques, with centers in Wilmington, Delaware, and Johnston, Iowa.
Effective seed treatment with DuPont™ Dermacor® X-100 can help control rice insects and increase yield.
University of Wisconsin research shows higher soybean seeding rate has less impact on yield than a preplant/preemergence herbicide application.
Using a pest control product with a single active ingredient supports integrated pest management programs in tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables.
Soybean rust spores were found in 196 U.S. counties in 2015, although the disease has had limited effects.
Soybean white mold threatens soybean acres across the northern U.S. and spores can remain in soil for 10 years.
When weather conditions increase soybean white mold risk, a timely application of Aproach® fungicide can help control white mold to protect yield.
Increased no-till and reduced-till production has led to numerous benefits for corn growers, but it also has contributed a shift in the weed spectrum. For example, Italian ryegrass has become a significant problem in many fields.
Implementing the right peanut disease control program helps growers optimize production and achieve much needed returns regardless of weather and profit margins.
Field sanitation is an important part of season wrap-up. Prompt crop destruction ends production of disease inoculum and insects to help prevent spread to other host plants.
For DuPont, sustainable food production means more than expanding the food supply. It also encompasses social, economic and ecological considerations, such as infrastructure, storage, waste reduction and improving and preserving water quality—all of which are critical to achieving global food security.
Farmers have always had the challenge of variable weather patterns when searching for sustainable profits. Now, farmers must also contend with climate change.
The DuPont TankMix Calculator Application lets you quickly and easily calculate product amounts for your field or tank size. A demonstration video shows you how.
Help herbicide application reach target plants by using an appropriate boom height.
Target spot management is changing as tomato crops respond differently to various fungicides. Check these best practices for effective target spot control.
Uncontrolled grape weeds can hamper new vine establishment and hinder harvest. Learn an industry expert’s tips for developing effective grape weed control strategies.
Matrix® SG helps growers maximize almond production by controlling weeds that compete for valuable moisture and nutrients and threaten orchard potential.
Diligent insect control in tomatoes is critical to protecting valuable crops from insect-vectored viruses. Phil Stansly, University of Florida, offers five tips to achieve better tomato disease control.
University of Missouri research shows using a two-pass herbicide program maximizes corn yield 67 percent of the time.
The Disease Triangle is formed by three factors that determine potential for yield loss due to plant disease.
Why empowering women with information, skills, science, and networking opportunities improves agricultural production and human rights.
V2™ Advantage is a full-season potato management program that includes Vydate® C-LV insecticide/nematicide and Vertisan™ fungicide to promote crop health for more consistent yield.
DuPont™ V2™ Advantage promotes tuber uniformity, internal quality and consistent yield as potato growers reduce use of metam sodium.
With Temik no longer available, count on DuPont™ Vydate® C-LV insecticide/nematicide to help manage thrips and plant bugs, extending nematode control following nematicide seed treatments.
Fontelis® fungicide delivers broad-spectrum, lasting walnut disease control for better quality and maximum yield.
Extreme conditions in California persist. But it's a food fight we all have a stake in.
The most effective strategies for white mold control combine multiple management practices and timely fungicide applications. Learn how to scout and manage this destructive disease to protect soybean yield.
Use this triple-powered approach to control waterhemp, one of the most challenging weeds in soybean production and a constant threat to yield.
Industry experts explain how year-round tomato disease management can help growers optimize production and increase return on their input costs.