New Pioneer Alfalfa Products Available for Western Regions

Melissa Sandfort

Two new versatile alfalfa varieties from DuPont Pioneer, bred to thrive in high-stress environments or high-yielding irrigated production areas, will be available in western states for 2013. Tested extensively by Pioneer researchers in university trials and on farms, Pioneer® brand alfalfa varieties 55Q27 and 55VR05 have been selected for disease resistance, adaptability to different cutting systems, winter weathering abilities, versatility …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Pioneer Hi-Bred

New Pioneer Forages Communications Coordinator

Melissa Sandfort

Caitlin Keck has been named communications coordinator for the DuPont Pioneer global forages team. Keck will provide marketing and communications support for the Pioneer corn silage, alfalfa and inoculants product lines. Prior to joining the global forages team, Keck was a Pioneer agronomist in York, Neb., with the Pioneer Emerging Leaders Program. Keck is a graduate of the University of …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Forage, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Forage Forum on Kernel Processing in Northeast

Cindy Zimmerman

Here is another in our series of Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum podcasts about the importance of proper kernel processing in different areas of the country. This interview focuses on the New York and New England with Pioneer dairy specialist Kevin Putnam. Kevin talks about the major benefits to dairy producers of proper kernel processing, the recommended parameters for settings, testing …

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Forage Forum on Kernel Processing in Midwest

Cindy Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred‘s Forage Forum has done a series of interviews about the importance of proper kernel processing in different areas of the country. Our first podcast focuses on the Midwest with Tim Hageman, Pioneer livestock specialist in northeast Iowa. Tim talks about the major benefits to dairy producers of proper kernel processing, the recommended parameters for settings, testing for quality. …

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Forage Forum on Managing Drying Cycle for Alfalfa

Cindy Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred‘s Forage Forum is back and our first podcast topic explores how to manage your drying cycle for alfalfa. Dan Wiersma is Pioneer Livestock Information Manger for the northern business unit, which covers Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota – regions that represent a good percentage of the cows and alfalfa acres in the United States. Listen to what …

Alfalfa, Audio, Forage, Forage Forum, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer Takes Specialized Approach to Inoculants

Cindy Zimmerman

When it comes to forage inoculants, Pioneer believes that one size does NOT fit all. “Just like we have right product, right acre with corn, soybeans and alfalfa, we have right bacteria, right crop,” says Alan Patterson, Dairy Specialist with Pioneer in Wisconsin. “Like our 11H50, we found specific lactic acid strains of bacteria that will drive that pH done …

Audio, Forage, Pioneer Hi-Bred, World Dairy Expo

Pioneer Debuts Silage BMR Hybrid at Dairy Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred is pleased to present a new silage brown midrib BMR hybrid for producers at World Dairy Expo this week. The company is releasing Pioneer® hybrid P1376XR, a 113-day BMR hybrid, in limited quantities to growers primarily across the northeastern United States for the 2012 planting season. “P1376XR is our first BMR hybrid corn product,” says Kyle Whitaker, Pioneer …

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Forage Forum on Spring Alfalfa Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

Planting delays seem to be consuming the thoughts and energy of most growers this spring. But with the alfalfa crop maturing, don’t be tempted to delay that important first crop cutting. Hear what Alan Patterson, dairy specialist with Pioneer Hi-Bred, says about spring alfalfa challenges in this edition of Pioneer’s Forage Forum. Listen to the podcast here: To see all …

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Pioneer Forage Forum Discusses Roundup Ready Alfalfa

Cindy Zimmerman

Roundup Ready® alfalfa is back on the market again. Robin Newell, Pioneer senior forage business manager, discusses this recent decision and Pioneer® brand alfalfa offerings in this edition of Pioneer’s Forage Forum. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage Forum here.

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