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    Pioneer Weeg en Wen: Boere oes eer vir uitstekende prestasie

    “Dis net genade,” sê die kampioen-boere wat vanjaar die eerste prys in die Pioneer Weeg en Wen-kompetisie verower het. Bossi Ferreira van NMTB-boerdery naby Piet Retief is as die kampioen aangewys met ’n uitstekende mielie-oes van 15,224 ton per hektaar op droëland. Die kultivar wat Bossi gebruik het was die Pioneer P1197YHR. Dit is nie […] More

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    Many reasons why mature maize stalks die and fall over

    by Emile van den Berg – Agronomy Manager of Pioneer SA Farmers find every year that maize plants fall over on some maize lands. This is caused by a series of stress factors which has an influence on stalk quality. Drought, a lack of sunlight, insect and disease stress and low fertility are some of […] More

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    Corteva advice for the new maize planting season

    This article was compiled by Pioneer Agronomy Farmers need mealies that can perform better in short planting seasons with more sustainable cultivation practices, but these new tendencies are also accompanied by new challenges. Earlier planting, accompanied by sustainable conservation cultivation systems, may increase the risk of uneven lower-yielding plant stand with concomitant lower yields. Typically […] More

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    Pioneer Weeg-en-Wen: Inskrywings vir 2020 is nou oop!

    Pioneer se Weeg-&-Wen opbrengskompetisie het mielie-, soja- en sonneblomboere van regoor Suid-Afrika behoorlik aan die praat. Hierdie kompetisie bied boere die geleentheid om innoverende produksiepraktyke te toets om sodoende die hoogste opbrengste te bewerkstellig. Deelnemende graanboere ding in verskillende streekskategorieë mee om die verskeie mielie-, soja- en sonneblomtoekennings in te oes.  Die inligting wat Pioneer gedurende […] More

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    Follow Pioneer guidelines and make your own super silage

    by De Bruyn Myburgh, agronomist, Pioneer SA Farmers normally look at the performance of a silage cultivar in the present season before making a decision about the hybrid for planting for the following season. Pioneer has now simplified the decision making process for the farmer by providing reliable yield data, as well as cultivar-quality data, […] More

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    Meet Pioneer’s superfast P1197 hybrid for a super yield

    by AJ Steyn, field agronomist, Pioneer SA Pioneer listen to what the farmers say and one of the clear messages they get, is that farmers want to increase their yield but, at the same time, lower their risk by planting quick-growing maize. The ultra-fast yellow irrigation hybrid, P1197YHR, as well as its P1197R variant, and […] More

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    Farmers score in Pioneer Weigh-and-Win in spite of drought

    “It was a fallow land,” says HF Cilliers of Douglas in the Northern Cape Province. Participating for the first time in the Pioneer Weigh-and-Win competition, HF had the highest harvest yield ever. He achieved a yield of 20,871 tons/hectare for maize under irrigation on the two hectares that were entered for the competition. HF planted […] More

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    Pioneer offers something for everyone

    Drones help Pioneer farmers to estimate yields Precision farming has become even more precise with Pioneer using drones to help farmers add more value to their products. “We began using drones this season and they provide us with many advantages in various aspect,” says De Bruyn Myburgh, Pioneer’s Agriculturalist for Natal and part of the […] More

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    ProAgri’s maize cultivar name series – PIONEER® leads the field with new maize cultivars

    The first seed company in ProAgri’s series of maize seed names is PIONEER®; a well-known name in the agricultural environment. In 2012/2013 PIONEER® introduced a new naming system for their maize cultivars to enable the farmer to recognise at a glance what could be expected of each cultivar. The numbering ins and outs of a […] More

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    PIONEER® Weigh and Win 2018: Irrigation soybean winner is . . . a lady!

    “I did not want to enter as it was the first time that I planted soybeans. However, my seed agent convinced me. I did not know anything initially but I learnt as I proceeded,” says Elize Schutte of Klipdrift, Potchefstroom. With her first time soybean growing Elize also became the first woman to win a […] More

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    Beveg weerstand by stronkboorders met toevluggebiede

    Weerstandbiedendheid van Busseola fusca in Bt-mielies is in 2006 vir die eerste keer angeteken. In hierdie artikel bespreek Philip Fourie van Pioneer die noodsaak van praktyke om weerstandbiedendheid te bekamp. Sedert die vroeë 1920’s word mieliestronkboorder, Busseola fusca, as ’n ekonomies belangrike pes deur die hele sub-Sahara Afrika erken. Dit lei tot groot oesverliese in […] More

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    Weeg en wen! Hier is die wenners van die Nasionale Oesopbrengskompetisie

    Met ‘n opbrengs van 13,53 ton mielies per hektaar is William Gibbings van Winterton die droëlandkoning in die Nasionale Oesopbrengskompetisie wat onder leiding van DuPont Pioneer staan. William Gibbings ontvang sy prys van Tony Esmeraldo en Brabdeep Bajwa van DuPont Pioneer en Jackie Pretorius van John Deere.  Die wenner in die wesstreek is Bernard Rabe. […] More

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