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DuPont Pioneer Takes Nitrogen Management Service Options and Mobile Tools to the Next Level

Pioneer Unveils All-New Mobile Nitrogen App and Additional Grower Service Choices

BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 31, 2016 - DuPont Pioneer is unveiling a new self-service option to help growers manage nitrogen on their farms. The Pro level of EncircaSM Nitrogen service provides a field-by-field, real-time look at an operation’s nitrogen levels using a smartphone.

Growers can preview the Pro level of service, driven by an all new, mobile nitrogen app, at Pioneer’s tent (#634) during the Farm Progress Show, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, in Boone, Iowa. Growers also can learn about new data transfer tools, such as Sync Mobile from EncircaSM Sync service.

“We recognize that every field is different, every operation is different and every grower is different,” said Eric Boeck, DuPont Pioneer marketing director, EncircaSM services. “Some prefer to have an advisor to talk things over with and some prefer the self-serve model. We are listening to our customers and catering to their varying needs with the addition of our new Pro level of EncircaSM services.”

The Pro level service is fueled by EncircaSM services’ latest technology and analytics, soil science, agronomy expertise and local weather. It empowers growers to independently monitor nitrogen levels and simulate different nitrogen plans and field details, as well as to understand the impact changes will have on crop growth and the probability of achieving desired outcomes. The service includes the ability to set automated alerts for changing field conditions.

The Pro level service is delivered through the new EncircaSM Nitrogen app, which will be available for download from the App store by mid-September. Growers are encouraged to try the Pro level service for free through Oct. 31, 2016.

“Customers who prefer more hands-on support may still use an EncircaSM certified services agent through the Premium level of EncircaSM Nitrogen service,” said Boeck. “And as important as nitrogen is to increasing yields, data is what drives those decisions. DuPont Pioneer is striving to make individual operation data accessible and actionable for all growers regardless of management style.”

This latest addition to the EncircaSM services line-up joins new data transfer tools, such as Sync Mobile, and collaboration with manufacturers, such as John Deere through the Connected Growers program to encourage use of in-cab equipment.

With a simple adaptor that plugs into field equipment and a complementary app, EncircaSM Sync Mobile streamlines the process for capturing and transferring data using a phone or mobile device, instead of data cards or storage devices.

“Using Sync Mobile, growers can save time and receive revisions to their prescriptions from EncircaSM certified services agents remotely and immediately,” said Harley Janssen, DuPont Pioneer service manager, Field Technology. “Growers can also upload yield data right from their combine and quickly receive variable prescriptions in their spreader for potassium, phosphorous and lime.”

To learn more, visit encirca.pioneer.com or contact your Pioneer sales professional. To find an EncircaSM certified services agent, simply call 1-844-744-7333. Follow us on Twitter: @EncircaServices.

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

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