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Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Are Peak Performers in National Sorghum Yield Contest

Growers using Pioneer® brand products win 18 national and 66 state titles

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 15, 2016 — DuPont Pioneer congratulates the 2016 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield Contest winners who achieved top yields by planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids. Growers who used Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids won seven of eight first-place category finishes and, overall, earned 18 national titles.

First-, second- and third-place national honors were awarded in each of the eight divisions: irrigated no-till, irrigated reduced till, irrigated conventional till, irrigated double crop, dryland no-till, dryland reduced till, dryland conventional till and dryland double crop. Pioneer won 66 of 102 state titles in the 2016 contest, which represents 65 percent of all state awards presented.

“The outstanding performance of Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids in the 2016 NSP Yield Contest demonstrates that when our products are coupled with best management practices, growers can achieve top results across the United States,” said Liesel Flansburg, DuPont Pioneer marketing manager. “We continue to invest in sorghum research to improve our products and the defensive traits that protect top yields. Our team in the field is ready to help growers find the right Pioneer brand sorghum product and management practices for their production acres in 2017.”

For a list of winners by state, and details about individual winners, please visit the Pioneer website at pioneer.com/nsp.

DuPont Pioneer (http://www.pioneer.com) 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®.

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