Top Agronomic Strategies when in Drought.
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
1M ago
With drought conditions on the top of many minds in Western Canada, how to handle conditions is what this episode is all about. Joining Andrew is Independent Agronomist Jenny Seward from Cronkite Ag Consulting in Foremost Alberta and Manitoba Area Agronomist for Pioneer Derwyn Hammond. From seed selection to fertility plans and setting the drill to spray programs, Andrew finds out where a grower might be able to cut costs and where trying to cut too much could cost you ..read more
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"Ask yourself - What can I do better in 2024?"
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
2M ago
Tis the season to be - optimistic! In our annual Year in Review episode that's exactly what Andrew is thinking as he checks with Pioneer Area Agronomists Paul Hermans and Greg Stopps. After all, farmers know there are always ways to improve in order to have a more successful year in the next growing season, and heading into 2024 is no different. In this episode the three talk about what growers in Ontario took away from planting conditions in the spring, wet conditions that brought significant disease pressure in the summer, and how surprised some growers were with yields in the fall. It ..read more
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"What needs to happen next is real conversations about corn and soybeans in Western Canada"
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
2M ago
Seven years ago, Alberta Pioneer Sales Rep Greg Reesor was told he'd need to sell corn with his new dealership. He wondered how, but seven years later there's 10,000 acres in his area with many more on the way. Growing more corn and soybean acres in Western Canada is something that's been discussed for years - but with new hybrids, better equipment and real profit on the table, Greg along with Manitoba Pioneer Sales Rep Jake Ayre discuss with Andrew Campbell why growers are choosing corn and soybeans today and how to get even more acres planted in the coming years.  ..read more
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"We want to bring choice that brings profitability and stability"
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
3M ago
What drives Corteva Canada's leadership? In this episode of the Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast, Andrew finds out it's the growers! In a conversation with Corteva Canada's new leader Jeremy Dirks and Seed Marketing Leader April Nichol, the two talk about what they see as driving growers' decision making, what drives the R&D pipeline and how to keep up with the speed of innovation ..read more
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'These new varieties offer a lot of things beyond being Enlist'
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by Pioneer Seeds Canada
4M ago
With Pioneer moving their soybean lineup to be Enlist exclusive in 2025, our host Andrew Campbell is asking the question: is this the year to make the move? With the help of Pioneer agronomist John Seliga, Pioneer Territory Manager Phil Emmott and Corteva Territory Manager Chris Robson, Andrew asks questions like how to pick the best yielding variety as well as what all growers need to keep in mind when planning out their spray program ..read more
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“Growers that have Clubroot, know about the devastating impact.”
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
5M ago
When it comes to clubroot, those with it, know the toll it can take on canola yield. It's why stacking genes to build the strongest resistance against the impact is key to the long term profitability of canola. But that's only one piece of the puzzle. In this episode, Andrew talks with Corteva Research Scientist Dan Stanton about the history and impact clubroot has had in Western Canada as well as what his team is working on to breed clubroot resistant hybrids. Then growers Garan Rewers and John Larre talk about how they think about and manage the threat of clubroot. Corteva's Portfolio Market ..read more
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“The big impact (on grain markets) is going to be finding a home for the crop”
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
5M ago
The Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast’s road trip continues, this time landing in Southwestern Ontario to talk grain markets. From a Pioneer Rep’s Grower Agronomy and Appreciation Day, Andrew Campbell took the stage with Cargill Grain Trader Justin Merner to talk where grain markets might be headed this fall. After all, there’s been a bearish adjustment to the grain markets since the 2022 harvest, so what should grain growers have in mind when they are marketing their 2023 crop? Andrew and Justin talk about that and long term implications of geo-political issues to grain prices ..read more
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“We’re really confident in what our canola breeding program can offer”
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
6M ago
Live from Saskatchewan! When it comes to weed control in canola, ideal timing for herbicide application is one thing but the reality of weather is another. It’s why flexibility for canola growers is key to make sure that those weeds stay under control. In this first episode of our fifth season, Andrew talks with Corteva’s Canola Breeder Greg Gingera about how new traits like Optimum GLY can help, as well as Trevor Herzog, Corteva’s Western Canadian Agronomy Lead, about how that flexibility in spray timing can improve yield. And then hear from grower and Pioneer Sale Rep Mike Partyka about why ..read more
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The Good & Bad of the 2022 Growing Season
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
11M ago
Our 2022 Year in Review is here! In this episode, Andrew is joined by Ontario Area Agronomists, Paul Hermans and Greg Stopps, to take a look back at the 2022 season and learnings to take into 2023. Follow along as we go through the wins and challenges of the past year including fertility, growing conditions, compaction, drought, and disease and insect pressure for corn, soybeans and wheat. Plus, get our recommendations on how to set yourself up for success in the new year ..read more
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Seed reliability from field to bag
Pioneer Made to Grow Podcast
by Pioneer Seeds Canada
11M ago
Your farm deserves the highest quality seed. So, how does Pioneer ensure that? In this episode, Andrew takes us through the seed production and rigorous testing processes that get your seed from the lab to the bag.  Hear from guests Aaron Schwarte, Seed Production Research Scientist at Corteva Agriscience, and Monica Garcia, Seed Quality Testing Lab Manager at the Corteva lab site in Chatham, ON about the hard work that goes into meeting the highest quality standards, legal requirements and planning for future hybrids and varieties ..read more
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