3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating New Trait Technology for 2021

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Have Confidence in Your Seed Selections for the Next Season

INDIANAPOLIS — With many farmers celebrating the end of a successful harvest, it’s time to start planning for the next season. When evaluating trait technology systems for 2021, it’s important to have a clear understanding of seed options so both farmers and retailers have confidence in their selections.

“Given weather variability, it’ll be important to spread your risk across multiple hybrids and varieties next growing season,” said Kent Bennis, Area Business Development Manager for the Brevant seeds brand.

As you evaluate new technology systems available in 2021, start by asking these questions:

  1. What is your comfort level with trying new technology? “We had extreme weather events in 2020 that will impact farmers’ decisions as they move into the next season,” said Travis Belt, Portfolio & Technology Leader for the Brevant seeds brand. “One of the challenges in molding solid plans for the future is weighing both multiyear performance and lessons from the current year.”
  2. What do you want to improve with next year’s crop? Were crops plagued with insect pressure or increased weed pressure this season? In fields with troublesome insects like rootworm or corn borers, Qrome® technology can help reduce that stress, according to Bennis. Many areas in the Midwest have deficient sub-soil moisture heading into the next growing season, so farmers should work with their ag retailer on a plan to address these issues.

    “If your fields were dry this summer, consider a Brevant brand Optimum AQUAmax hybrid to handle potential drought-challenged conditions next season,” Bennis said. “These hybrids are built with yield potential in mind, while staying green and holding stalk quality through the season.”

  3. How are you going to manage the system for future growing seasons? Keep your peace of mind by using a system without obstacles. The Enlist weed control system is delivering consistent yield results and is easy to use, according to Aaron Johnson, Area Business Development Manager for the Brevant seeds brand.

    “You deserve more from the trait herbicide system you use,” said Shawna Hubbard, Corteva Agriscience Trait Herbicide Product Manager. “Enlist herbicides offer more flexibility: A wider application window and, with Enlist One herbicide, the ability to tank-mix with Liberty herbicide and many other qualified herbicides for extra weed control power. Enlist E3 soybeans stand out as the go-to technology for 2021.”

There are 11 new Brevant brand Enlist E3® soybean varieties available exclusively through retailers in the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt. To learn more about these products or building a trait technology program for next season, contact your local ag retailer or visit Brevant.com.

About Brevant seeds in the U.S.
Brevant seeds is a high-performance corn and soybean brand from Corteva Agriscience that is new to the U.S. market and provides industry-leading seed and service exclusively to retail focused in the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt. The Brevant seeds brand also offers silage corn, sunflowers and canola. The Brevant seeds brand sets itself apart by providing a unique way of doing business driven by its field experts teamed with local retailers. For more information about Brevant seeds in the U.S., visit Brevant.com or follow Brevant on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.                     

About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Technologies L.L.C. Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are registered trademarks of BASF.

Kacey Birchmier
Corteva Agriscience

Sarah Petersheim
Bader Rutter