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3 Can’t-Miss Crop Planning Steps

3 Can’t-Miss Crop Planning Steps

Use these three steps for effective next-season crop planning.

4 Preharvest Evaluations

4 Preharvest Evaluations

Preharvest time is when you should scout fields to see how crop protection strategies fared and plan for the next season.

5 Steps for Orchard Weed Control

5 Steps for Orchard Weed Control

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.

Almond Disease Management

Almond Disease Management

Strategic rotation and tank-mixing help to stay ahead of scab and Alternaria leaf spot as part of an effective almond disease management program.

Alternaria Leaf Spot Control Strategies

Alternaria Leaf Spot Control Strategies

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.

Beat Early Season Soil-borne Disease

Beat Early Season Soil-borne Disease

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.

Best Time to Control Dandelions is Post Harvest

Best Time to Control Dandelions is Post Harvest

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.

BMSB Control Strategies

BMSB Control Strategies

Late-season brown marmorated stink bug populations can be controlled with Lannate® LV and Vydate® L.

Bot Control for Better Nut Yield

Bot Control for Better Nut Yield

Very small amounts of moisture can spread Botryosphaeria (bot) in pistachios and walnut crops. Use these strategies for bot control.

Brown Spot (Septoria) Control Basics

Brown Spot (Septoria) Control Basics

Brown spot disease is most severe in continuously cropped soybean fields and can reduce yield 8 to 15 percent.

Build Corn Yield, Grow Input Value

Build Corn Yield, Grow Input Value

A team approach helps this Iowa grower boost corn yield and multiply the value of his crop input investment.

Check Labels for Tank-Mix Partners

Check Labels for Tank-Mix Partners

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.

Chesapeake Farms® Conservation

Chesapeake Farms® Conservation

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.

Chesapeake Farms® Self-Guided Tour

Chesapeake Farms® Self-Guided Tour

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.

Control Resistant Weeds

Control Resistant Weeds

Strategies for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds in corn and soybeans with a preplant foundation of burndown and residual herbicide.

Control Target Spot in Tomatoes

Control Target Spot in Tomatoes

Timely application of DuPont™ Fontelis® provides excellent control of target spot and other fungal diseases on tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables.

Controlling Cotton Weeds

Controlling Cotton Weeds

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.

Count on DuPont

Count on DuPont

Count on DuPont is a promise to be there for you — today and in the future. It’s our commitment to helping you succeed for the long term. And it's your assurance that you're getting the tested and proven quality of our crop protection products, the support and program you can rely on, and our in-depth knowledge of local crop protection concerns.

Crop Management Yield Strategies

Crop Management Yield Strategies

Expert provides crop management strategies to help growers plan for maximum yield next season.

Cucurbit Powdery Mildew Prevention

Cucurbit Powdery Mildew Prevention

Early prevention and a consistent crop protection schedule are key to preventing powdery mildew in cucurbits.

Cucurbit Quality Cues

Cucurbit Quality Cues

Tackle changing weather conditions and protect cucurbit quality with effective insect and disease control.

Dermacor® X-100 Protects Rice

Dermacor® X-100 Protects Rice

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.

DuPont Sulfonylurea Herbicides

DuPont Sulfonylurea Herbicides

DuPont is committed to helping customers succeed by providing high-quality, proven sulfonylurea herbicides; exceptional support and programs; and in-depth knowledge of local crop production concerns.

Early Pay Multiplier: Success Plan

Early Pay Multiplier: Success Plan

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.

Early Signs of Powdery Mildew

Early Signs of Powdery Mildew

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.

Enhance Glyphosate Performance

Enhance Glyphosate Performance

A tank-mix of glyphosate with Classic® herbicide delivers better postemergence soybean weed control than using glyphosate alone.

Envive® For Long-Lasting Weed Control

Envive® For Long-Lasting Weed Control

Soybean growers and agronomists report early, longer-lasting weed control, including control of glyphosate-tolerant or resistant weeds, with DuPont™ Envive® herbicide.

Evaluating Corn Rootworm Control

Evaluating Corn Rootworm Control

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.

Fall Burndown Helps Manage Weeds

Fall Burndown Helps Manage Weeds

A residual fall burndown herbicide application helps reduce weed seed production, manage early winter annuals and provide weed control into spring.

Fall Crop Planning: 4 Tips

Fall Crop Planning: 4 Tips

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.

Fall Herbicide Applications

Fall Herbicide Applications

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.

FeXapan™ Tank-Mix Partners

FeXapan™ Tank-Mix Partners

These tank-mix partners have been approved for use with FeXapan™ herbicide plus VaporGrip® Technology on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and/or cotton.

FFVA Emerging Leaders Program

FFVA Emerging Leaders Program

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.

Flexible Volunteer Corn Control

Flexible Volunteer Corn Control

Count on Assure® II for the best volunteer corn control in your soybeans and cotton

Foliar Disease Can Threaten Yield

Foliar Disease Can Threaten Yield

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 Sprayer Cleanout Procedure

Follow Sprayer Cleanout Procedure

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 Control Basics

Frogeye Leaf Spot Control Basics

Frogeye leaf spot can cause severe soybean yield loss. The disease can appear wherever warm, humid conditions occur.

Frogeye Leaf Spot Management Basics

Frogeye Leaf Spot Management Basics

Frogeye leaf spot causes disease on younger upper foliage of soybean plants and can reduce yield if management isn’t initiated early.

Frogeye Leaf Spot Risk Factors

Frogeye Leaf Spot Risk Factors

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.

Fungicide Active Ingredients

Fungicide Active Ingredients

Fungicides were not created equal. Check the active ingredients in each product to choose the best option.

Fungicide Application Timing

Fungicide Application Timing

For corn and soybean fungicide applications, timing is everything. Learn strategies for protecting crop yield potential by preventing disease damage.

Fungicide Decisions

Fungicide Decisions

The decision to apply a fungicide should be a calculated, proactive choice, based on management and environmental factors. Check these key factors.

Fungicide Movement Matters

Fungicide Movement Matters

Preserving foliar health is important to maximizing crop yield. Fungicide movement properties have a major impact on how well an application controls disease.

Fungicide Return on Investment

Fungicide Return on Investment

Strategic fungicide applications can provide significant return on investment, especially critical when commodity prices are low.

Fungicide ROI: Long-Term Value

Fungicide ROI: Long-Term Value

The best way to battle low soybean prices is to increase yield. Use these criteria to measure your fungicide ROI.

Fungicide Use Effect on Yield

Fungicide Use Effect on Yield

By controlling plant diseases, fungicides maximize green leaf area to improve photosynthesis and help achieve yield potential.

Fungicide Use: Return on Investment

Fungicide Use: Return on Investment

Conditions good for growing soybeans are good for developing plant diseases. Fungicide use can be a sound investment for protecting yield.

Fungicide Value: Selection and Timing

Fungicide Value: Selection and Timing

Get the most value from fungicide use by selecting the best product and applying at the best time.

Get Started Earlier with Canopy® Herbicide

Get Started Earlier with Canopy® Herbicide

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.

Give LibertyLink Soybeans a Boost

Give LibertyLink Soybeans a Boost

Enhance performance of LibertyLink soybeans with Classic® postemergence herbicide.

Gray Leaf Spot Control

Gray Leaf Spot Control

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.

Ideal Summer Means Late-Season Weeds

Ideal Summer Means Late-Season Weeds

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.

Improve Potato Yield and Quality

Improve Potato Yield and Quality

Foliar applications of Vydate® C-LV insecticide/nematicide can help maximize potato yield by extending the benefits of seed treatments and in-furrow applications.

Lasting Almond Disease Control

Lasting Almond Disease Control

Fontelis® fungicide protects valuable tree nut crops to improve productivity and profitability with powerful almond disease control.

Lettuce Drop Control Tips

Lettuce Drop Control Tips

Learn how a California grower uses Fontelis® fungicide to protect against lettuce drop losses.

Maintain Buffer for Safe Application

Maintain Buffer for Safe Application

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.

Make the Most of Scouting Time

Make the Most of Scouting Time

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.

Managing Bacterial Disease

Managing Bacterial Disease

Tanos® in an integrated control strategy help protect tomato and pepper crops from bacterial disease.

Managing Fungicide Resistance

Managing Fungicide Resistance

There are three principles behind effective fungicide resistance management.

Mode of Action and Weed Control

Mode of Action and Weed Control

Herbicide mode of action is a key component when managing weed resistance and building a crop protection plan.

Mode of Action vs. Site of Action

Mode of Action vs. Site of Action

Know the difference between mode and site of action to plan weed-control programs that manage herbicide resistance.

Monitor Sprayer Ground Speed

Monitor Sprayer Ground Speed

Always monitor sprayer ground speed for best herbicide coverage and on-target application.

Monitor Wind Speed During Application

Monitor Wind Speed During Application

Follow guidelines for wind speed during herbicide application to reduce risk of off-target herbicide movement.

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Control Basics

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Control Basics

Northern corn leaf blight is expanding its range in the U.S., threatening yield and making control more difficult.

Nozzles and Spray Pressures: FeXapan™

Nozzles and Spray Pressures: FeXapan™

Reduce risk of spray drift and off-target herbicide movement by choosing sprayer nozzles that match dicamba and other herbicide label requirements.

Orchard Weed Control Planning

Orchard Weed Control Planning

Fall-applied herbicide, followed by a strategic spring and summer plan provides optimal orchard weed control.

Peanut Profitability Awards

Peanut Profitability Awards

The annual Peanut Profitability Awards are sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and other supporters of strategies that increase peanut grower profitability and sustainability.

Plan Early for a Weed-free Spring

Plan Early for a Weed-free Spring

Seven tips for a weed-free spring for growers using dicamba-tolerant soybeans.

Plan for Early Spring Weed Emergence

Plan for Early Spring Weed Emergence

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 Weed Management

Post Harvest Weed Management

Post harvest applications are a smart weed management strategy.

Potato Nematode Protection

Potato Nematode Protection

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.

Potato Pest Control

Potato Pest Control

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.)

Potato Pest Control: Stop Insects

Potato Pest Control: Stop Insects

Promote potato yield and quality with effective potato pest management.

PPO-Resistant Pigweed Control

PPO-Resistant Pigweed Control

Follow a season-long weed-control program to manage Palmer amaranth (pigweed) and other weed populations suspected of being PPO-resistant.

Prevent Resistant Weeds

Prevent Resistant Weeds

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

Proper Herbicide Application Timing

Proper herbicide application timing helps improve weed control. Weeds are best controlled when they are small and actively growing.

Protect Wheat Yield From Rust Damage

Protect Wheat Yield From Rust Damage

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.

Put Your Fungicide to This Test

Put Your Fungicide to This Test

Not all fungicides are the same. Use this test to see how your fungicide stacks up.

Reliable Corn Disease Control

Reliable Corn Disease Control

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.

Reliable Soybean Disease Control

Reliable Soybean Disease Control

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.

Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot Control

Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot Control

Fungicide resistance is a growing concern for many soybean growers. Heather Marie Kelly, University of Tennessee, describes strategies for resistant frogeye leaf spot control.

Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management

Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management

Dickie Edmund, DuPont Crop Protection field development representative, recommends giving soybeans a consistent growing advantage for effective resistant palmer amaranth management and greater yields.

Resolve® Q Enhances Corn Weed Control

Resolve® Q Enhances Corn Weed Control

Count on Resolve® Q to deliver focused weed control on contact.

Scout for Early Season Pests

Scout for Early Season Pests

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.

Seed Science Network

Seed Science Network

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.

Seed Treatment for Rice Insects

Seed Treatment for Rice Insects

Effective seed treatment with DuPont™ Dermacor® X-100 can help control rice insects and increase yield.

Seeding Rate vs. Herbicide Use

Seeding Rate vs. Herbicide Use

University of Wisconsin research shows higher soybean seeding rate has less impact on yield than a preplant/preemergence herbicide application.

Single Active Ingredient for IPM

Single Active Ingredient for IPM

Using a pest control product with a single active ingredient supports integrated pest management programs in tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables.

Soybean Rust Control Basics

Soybean Rust Control Basics

Soybean rust spores were found in 196 U.S. counties in 2015, although the disease has had limited effects.

Soybean White Mold Control Basics

Soybean White Mold Control Basics

Soybean white mold threatens soybean acres across the northern U.S. and spores can remain in soil for 10 years.

Soybean White Mold Risk Factors

Soybean White Mold Risk Factors

When weather conditions increase soybean white mold risk, a timely application of Aproach® fungicide can help control white mold to protect yield.

Steadfast® Q for Italian Ryegrass

Steadfast® Q for Italian Ryegrass

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.

Strategic Peanut Disease Control

Strategic Peanut Disease Control

Implementing the right peanut disease control program helps growers optimize production and achieve much needed returns regardless of weather and profit margins.

Summer Field Sanitation

Summer Field Sanitation

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.

TankMix App and Demo Video

TankMix App and Demo Video

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.

Target Boom Height

Target Boom Height

Help herbicide application reach target plants by using an appropriate boom height.

Target Spot Management

Target Spot Management

Target spot management is changing as tomato crops respond differently to various fungicides. Check these best practices for effective target spot control.

Tips for Controlling Grape Weeds

Tips for Controlling Grape Weeds

Uncontrolled grape weeds can hamper new vine establishment and hinder harvest. Learn an industry expert’s tips for developing effective grape weed control strategies.

Tips to Maximize Almond Production

Tips to Maximize Almond Production

Matrix® SG helps growers maximize almond production by controlling weeds that compete for valuable moisture and nutrients and threaten orchard potential.

Tomato Disease Control Tips

Tomato Disease Control Tips

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.

TruChoice® Advance Planning

TruChoice® Advance Planning

TruChoice® Advance Planning gives grower access to a team of experts and significant savings on crop production inputs.

TruChoice® Early Pay Multiplier

TruChoice® Early Pay Multiplier

The TruChoice® Early Pay Multiplier program multiplies your crop protection spending dollars upfront. There’s no waiting for a rebate.

TruChoice® Program: Reward Opportunities

TruChoice® Program: Reward Opportunities

TruChoice® rewards growers with access to local agronomic expertise, an unmatched crop protection and seed portfolio, purchase advantages and competitive financing.

TruChoice® Program: Southern

TruChoice® Program: Southern

TruChoice® offers Southern rewards for growers with access to local agronomic expertise, an unmatched crop protection and seed portfolio, purchase advantages and competitive financing.

Two-pass Weed-Control Strategies

Two-pass Weed-Control Strategies

University of Missouri research shows using a two-pass herbicide program maximizes corn yield 67 percent of the time.

Understand the Disease Triangle

Understand the Disease Triangle

The Disease Triangle is formed by three factors that determine potential for yield loss due to plant disease.

V2™ Advantage for Potatoes

V2™ Advantage for Potatoes

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.

V2™ Advantage: Replacing Metam Sodium

V2™ Advantage: Replacing Metam Sodium

DuPont™ V2™ Advantage promotes tuber uniformity, internal quality and consistent yield as potato growers reduce use of metam sodium.

Vydate® C-LV on Cotton Nematodes

Vydate® C-LV on Cotton Nematodes

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.

Walnut Disease Control

Walnut Disease Control

Fontelis® fungicide delivers broad-spectrum, lasting walnut disease control for better quality and maximum yield.

White Mold Control Strategies

White Mold Control Strategies

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.

Winning the Waterhemp Control War

Winning the Waterhemp Control War

Use this triple-powered approach to control waterhemp, one of the most challenging weeds in soybean production and a constant threat to yield.

Year-round Tomato Disease Management

Year-round Tomato Disease Management

Industry experts explain how year-round tomato disease management can help growers optimize production and increase return on their input costs.

Year-Round Tree Nut Weed Control

Year-Round Tree Nut Weed Control

Implementing a proactive residual weed-control program is key to staying ahead of tree nut weeds throughout the year.

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