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DuPont Pioneer and John Deere Offer Next Level of Decision Services to Growers

Companies Collaborate to Make Data-Exchange and Analysis Faster and More Convenient


DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 8, 2013 -- Agriculture technology leaders DuPont Pioneer and John Deere are collaborating to deliver near real-time field level data to growers, taking Decision Services to the next level. The companies are linking Pioneer® Field360™ services, a suite of precision agronomy software, with John Deere Wireless Data Transfer architecture, JDLink™ and MyJohnDeere.

Pioneer will be among the first to leverage Wireless Data Transfer architecture, making the data exchange process faster and more convenient for growers and enabling them to make important seed, fertilizer and other input purchasing and management decisions with the latest field data. Growers can opt-in to upload their field data directly into Pioneer® Field360™ Select software from their John Deere GreenStar™ 3 2630 display through MyJohnDeere. Pioneer® Field360™ Select software also can be used to generate seeding and fertilizer prescription files and send them directly to the grower's GreenStar™ 3 2630 displays in the field.

"Pioneer is a leader in Decision Services," said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer U.S. Region vice president. "We offer timely decision tools to help farmers maximize profits, minimize risk and improve sustainability by leveraging science, technology, and customer knowledge."

"John Deere is committed to increasing customer success by enabling data to be available when and where needed, as well as in the customer's agronomic software of choice," said Pat Pinkston, vice president Technology and Information Solutions, John Deere.

Pioneer and John Deere plan to make the service widely available in 2014 to anyone who has been equipped by a John Deere dealer for Wireless Data Transfer and has subscribed to the Pioneer Field360® Select software. Each company will market their software and solutions through their existing localized distribution channels.

To learn more about Pioneer Field360 services, see your local Pioneer sales professional or visit pioneer.com/field360. For more information on Wireless Data Transfer and other John Deere FarmSight™ services, please contact your local John Deere dealer.

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of those whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

11/8/13

Contact:     Jane Slusark, DuPont Pioneer
515-535-0164
Jane.Slusark@pioneer.com


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