Two keys to producing corn: defining the environment and looking for versatile hybrids


The corn is having a great season, and he wants more. In this context, Brevant Semillas has an extremely versatile hybrid portfolio, highly adaptable to different regions and environments. They aim to give the producer the peace of mind of having a genetics ready for anything, regardless of the productive region to be sown, the conditions that arise during the crop cycle or the necessary changes in sowing dates, whether early or late.

“It is essential to define the environment in which they are going to be produced and to look for versatile products so that they give security to the producer, in different areas,” said Agustín Bourdieu, Brevant product manager. And he was convinced that “we are facing a very good corn season, together with a favorable international context which draws investment from producers to have a very good harvest ”.

As the environments where it is going to be produced have different peculiarities, Brevant has a battery of products to support the producer in this campaign, with the events “PowerCore Ultra Enlist y PowerCore enlist, the latest in weed control, and PowerCore Ultra, the best protection for the control of pests such as fall armyworm, ear isoca and stem borer ”.

Among the novelties, the launch of PowerCore Ultra enlist, the largest biotech stack in the Argentinian market and in the entire region, will provide the greatest possible insect control and the greatest peace of mind in the face of complex weed scenarios in the structure of Argentina’s agriculture. Over 50% of the country’s agricultural area has weed problems and around 70% of planting is done on rented lots, where the previous story is often unknown. This scheme makes it “of the utmost importance be ready for any situation rescue that can occur unexpectedly. This Corteva technology will be offered in our most representative hybrid, like the NEXT 22.6PWUE, and will be available for late planting this 21/22 season, ”said Bourdieu.

PowerCore Ultra enlist offers high tolerance to herbicides Enroll Colex-D (2,4-D choline) and Galant HL (hariloxypropionics, FOP) and also herbicide tolerance glyphosate and glufosinato, thus generating the greatest diversity of herbicidal mechanisms of action possible in a corn crop. With these 4 modes of action, along with pre-emergence herbicide strategies, tailored weed management programs can be designed for each problem.

Bourdieu also put forward products with technology FOLLOWING, “Leading the way in germplasm for late-planted corn, with the best hybrids specially selected for performance and health for those planting dates, which allow the grower to ensure greater stability of yields against harsh conditions. restrictive environment ”.

For the different regions

Other novelties in this campaign are the launch of two new hybrids: BRV8380PWU (short-cycle genetics with very high yield potential) and BRV8472PWUN (temperate genetics adapted to subtropical conditions in northern Argentina).

Always maintaining versatility as a distinctive and differential sign of the brand, with the first product, Brevant offers genetics with very high potential for early plantations throughout the temperate region, from the south of Cordoba to the southwest of Buenos Aires, with the advantage of having a product with a short cycle (120 days to relative maturity) and a complete health profile against the most common diseases in each region.

Meanwhile, BRV8472PWUN adds a new hybrid to the Brevant product set for the central and northern region of the country, accessing the new performance thresholds offered by temperate genetics adapted to subtropical conditions and with the possibility of sowing it in environments of greater or lesser potential based on its stability and density settings.

6th edition of the Late Corn Congress (CMT)

Bourdieu has also anticipated the content of the Late Corn Congress (CMT) 2021, the sixth edition of which will be held in virtual format on October 26 and 27 and will offer many news and debates on this type of production, with a program that will feature major international specialists.

“With the sponsorship of this event, specially dedicated to this technology which has emerged in a disruptive way in Argentinian agriculture, Brevant demonstrates the commitment and leadership in the cultivation of late corn,” said Bourdieu.

“As with all emerging technologies, many questions about late maize production in Argentina will be addressed in a carefully designed program for this purpose,” said Octavio Caviglia (FCA-UNER-CONICET), academic coordinator of the event.

The first day will consist of two blocks which will address the themes Agriculture and Environment and Ecophysiology and Management of late maize cultivation. In the first block, the peculiarities of the agricultural production system of our country will be analyzed, the the most important technological changes in recent years and the impact of technologies to improve the sustainability of systems. In the second block, the causes of the late maize yield differences will be analyzed, as well as the nutrition management and harvest before different water availability scenarios.

On the second day, there will also be two blocks on crop protection and the outlook for the sector. In the crop protection block, all the news of the control of insects, weeds and diseases, while future climate projections will be analyzed in the outlook block, grain prices Yet the political situation from the country.

At the end of each block, a reference from the productive sector will present a success story related to the theme of this module. There will also be a closing and a synthesis by renowned specialists on the subject.

This year, a special section of the congress will be devoted to the presentation of research work and productive experiments in late maize, a new interactive method and exchanges can take place in real time with those responsible for the work.


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