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DuPont Pioneer Introduces New Sunflower Product for 2014

Hybrid Adapted to the Dakotas


DES MOINES, Iowa - April 25, 2014 -- Sunflower growers have a new planting option this spring as DuPont Pioneer introduces Pioneer® brand hybrid P64ME01. This sunflower is a mid-oleic, mid-maturity, disease-tolerant hybrid with outstanding yield potential bred for the NuSun® oil market.

Pioneer hybrid P64ME01 is a sunflower hybrid with the DuPont™ ExpressSun® trait for tolerance to DuPont EXPRESS® herbicide with TotalSol® soluble granules.

Pioneer P64ME01 joins a lineup of high-oleic and mid-oleic oil profile sunflowers. The NuSun and ExpressSun traits were developed using traditional plant-breeding methods, and therefore these sunflowers are conventional non-GMO varieties.

P64ME01 sunflower has above-average neck strength and responds to intensively managed growing environments. High yield potential makes P64ME01 a good fit for growers who want to experiment with supplemental micronutrient packages. The new hybrid is adapted to the central sunflower growing region of the Dakotas. Pioneer® brand sunflowers include seed treatment to protect against Pythium and nonresistant strains of downy mildew.

NuSun sunflower mid-oleic sunflower oil is stable without partial hydrogenation. It outshines other oils for commercial use by providing optimal healthy benefits, great taste, and superior performance, while remaining 0 gram trans fat. It is lower in saturated fat (less than 10%) compared with linoleic sunflower oil, and it has higher oleic levels (55% to 75%), with the remainder being linoleic (15% to35%).

For more information, contact your Pioneer sales professional, or go to pioneer.com.

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.

4/25/14

Contact:     Jerry Harrington
800-247-6803, ext. 56908
jerry.harrington@pioneer.com
 


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