In the January edition

  • Pioneer® maize PACTS trial results & maize variety descriptions for 2022/23 selection.
  • Pioneer PT303 now on the AHDB RL.
  • Reminder to make your propyzamide applications by end of January.
  • Progress on our sustainability goals.
  • BASIS points.
Pioneer maize PACTS trial results & maize variety descriptions for 2022/23 selection
The maize PACTS (Pioneer Accurate Crop Testing System) book contains full descriptions and trial results for all Pioneer hybrids available for purchase in 2022. PACTS trials have been conducted across different locations and growing conditions to enable growers to identify the most suitable hybrid for their situation. It is also the time growers can apply for free of charge Pioneer maize seed through the Test the Best scheme and sow a small area of a new Pioneer hybrid on their own farm in 2022. 

You can download the PACTS book here.
PACTS book
Pioneer PT303 now on the AHDB RL
The AHDB have recently launched their 2022 recommended list for cereals and oilseeds. PT303 from Pioneer is new to the recommended list and is the first oilseed rape hybrid to have sclerotinia tolerance. It is in top position on the UK Region List. PT303 also has high yield performance (measured in 3 years of very high cabbage stem flea beetle infestation) and disease resistance.

Sclerotinia susceptibility is not currently assessed in AHDB trials. Both treated and untreated AHDB trials include a comprehensive flowering fungicide treatment programme to minimise sclerotinia infection thereby not assessing any sclerotinia tolerance. Check out page 28 of the AHDB RL by clicking here.
Make your propyzamide applications by end of January
Don’t forget, all products containing propyzamide, including Kerb Flo 500 and Astrokerb, must be applied to OSR by 31 January. Before application, remember to check the weather forecast and individual field conditions.

Grassweed control in OSR, PPZ and best practice course from Corteva
Progress on our sustainability goals
Corteva Agriscience is committed to advancing sustainable agriculture to enrich lives and our planet for generations to come. To do this we’ve established 14 global goals, to achieve by 2030, to help increase the resilience of our global food system. These goals include:

Provide Training to Farmers
Provide training to 25 million farmers on soil health, nutrient and water stewardship, and productivity best practices by 2030. In the UK our Resilient and Ready Programme with LEAF has been contributing to this goal.  We also have our ‘Learn with Corteva’ programme and our #FollowTheCrop series launched in 2021 with a range of videos through the year to support farmers.  

Check out further learning opportunities:
  • Free online course on Grassweed control in OSR, propyzamide and best practice.
  • Resilient & Ready virtual field day recording: carbon.
  • Resilient & Ready virtual field day recording: biodiversity.

Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions while Increasing Yields
Enable farmers to sustainably increase crop yields by 20 percent while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent within cropping systems compared to 2020. This goal will be achieved by delivering best practices and innovations to advance productivity, while protecting our planet. Examples of innovations in this area include our Utrisha® N Nutrient Efficiency Optimiser and our Instinct Nitrogen Stabiliser.

Sustainability is also about ensuring the inputs used are sustainable and to this end Corteva has also committed to a 65% intensity reduction for direct emissions from owned or controlled sources e.g. our manufacturing plants and including indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

Overall, our commitments should give farmers and agronomists the confidence that by choosing our products, they are purchasing from a company with sustainability at its core.

In our February Corteva Talks e-newsletter, we will have a focused sustainability special.  You can sign-up here.  
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Subscribing to Corteva Agriscience™ Arable Update gives eligibility for 2 Crop Protection BASIS points annually. To claim your BASIS points, sign up to get the Arable Update direct to your inbox each month: 
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