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Pioneer® Brand Corn Silage Portfolio Out-performs Competitors in Tonnage and Starch Content

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 12, 2015 — DuPont Pioneer on-farm trials demonstrated that in 2015 the Pioneer® brand corn silage portfolio had a yield advantage of 2.5 tons per acre and a starch advantage of nearly 6 percent versus competitive silage products.

Pioneer® brand brown midrib (BMR) products provided a 1.4-ton per acre yield advantage and a starch advantage of 4.1 percent, with comparable fiber digestibility, versus competitive BMR products in more than 175 head-to-head trials in key dairy geographies.

“We are incredibly proud of the performance of our corn silage products and, in particular, our BMR products this year,” said Kyle Whitaker, DuPont Pioneer forages senior marketing manager. “BMR products are an important part of our corn silage portfolio, which offer producers a wide variety of trait technologies and genetic packages to meet individual yield goals and environmental conditions.”

Pioneer continues to develop corn silage and BMR products with strong yields, proven agronomics and improved digestibility in a variety of comparative relative maturities (CRM). These products are part of the Pioneer Integrated Feed Solutions offering, which combines elite products with forage and agronomic expertise and forage management services to help dairy and beef producers improve productivity, whole-farm performance and profit potential.

“Our team of dairy and livestock specialists works with local Pioneer sales professionals to help producers identify the right mix of products and services to help improve productivity and profitability,” Whitaker said. “Our corn silage and BMR products are out-performing the competition but it is our combination of products, services and team of forage and agronomic experts that set us apart from the rest of the seed companies out there.”

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Data is based on average of 2015 comparison made in the Upper Midwest, Northeast U.S. and Southern Ontario through Oct. 21, 2015. Comparisons are against Mycogen BMR products with similar maturity and dry matter (DM) content at harvest, unless otherwise stated, and within +/-8 RM of the competitive brand. Product responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Multi-year and multi-location data are a better predictor of future performance. DO NOT USE THIS OR ANY OTHER DATA FROM A LIMITED NUMBER OF TRIALS AS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN PRODUCT SELECTION. Refer to www.pioneer.com/products or contact a Pioneer sales representative or authorized dealer for the latest and complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer® brand product.

Silage CRM: Silage Comparative Relative Maturity. With no industry standard for silage maturity, comparing maturity and harvest moisture across various companies’ corn-for-silage hybrids can be difficult. Pioneer silage CRM ratings provide a relative comparison among Pioneer hybrids of rates at which hybrids reach harvestable whole plant moistures. It is on the same scale as the CRM rating provided for grain-corn hybrids and does not represent actual days from planting or emergence to harvest moisture or half milkline. Tons/Acre (35 percent DM): whole plant yield adjusted to 35 percent dry matter. Percent DM: percent dry matter of whole plant at harvest. Percent Starch: Percent starch (DM basis) in the whole plant. Percent Fib Dig (24-hr): percent degradable neutral detergent fiber (as a percent of total NDF, DM basis) in whole-plant samples in a 24-hour period.

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