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DuPont Pioneer 2016 Corn Lineup Features Top Performers

Hybrids stand tall in Iowa on recent advances in traits and genetics


DES MOINES, Iowa, January 25, 2016 — Heading into 2016 planting, DuPont Pioneer continues to deliver a Pioneer® brand corn product lineup that offers Iowa growers traits and genetics that, when combined with seed treatments and services, provide the total package for on-farm performance. Many of the products available in 2016 demonstrated impressive results in the 2015 season in the state, and all are locally tested and selected for top performance in the Iowa’s unique agronomic conditions.

“Across a wide range of agronomic conditions that impact Iowa, Pioneer® brand corn products continue to provide the best productivity and performance for growers,” said Amanda Rinehart, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager for Iowa. “The bulk of our lineup for 2016 is based on our top-performing products from 2014 and 2015, which are proven winners in yield and consistency. There is still an ample supply of these products available for growers who want to add them to their 2016 plantings.”

Additionally, growers who have invoiced products for the 2016 growing season can still take advantage of their valuable offers with the Pioneer discount lock program, and growers should contact their Pioneer sales representatives for additional details.

Growers can further enhance yields and get crops off to a strong start by choosing hybrids featuring Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment (PPST) 250 offering plus DuPont™ Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment, which is exclusively available on newer Pioneer brand corn products.

Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment provides increased protection from early-season insect pests. On-farm trials showed the addition of Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment to PPST 250 offering increased corn yields by an average of 2.5 bushels per acre.

Iowa corn platform highlights

While a wide variety of genetic platforms and trait packages are offered across the state of Iowa for 2016, a core group of products have demonstrated significant success in the state. These and many other products are widely available for planting this spring throughout Iowa. Growers using Pioneer brand corn products won two national and eight state titles in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) yield contest.

The Pioneer® brand P1197 corn family of products is a yield leader across most of the Corn Belt, providing growers with industry-leading yields and dependable agronomics under most growing conditions. It is a high performance family adapted both north and south of its 111 maturity rating.  

Doug Bowen of Malvern, Iowa won third place in the No-Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated category in the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest in Iowa using P1197AM™, and Roy and Todd Folkerts placed second and third respectively in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category of the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest in Iowa using the platform. Matt Lorimor and Kim Dummermuth won second and third place in the Irrigated category of the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest in Iowa using P1197 products.

The Pioneer brand P0157 family provides excellent root strength in a 101 maturity rating. It is a Pioneer brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product with exceptional drought tolerance that will add stability across yield levels. Growers who used P0157 hybrids in 2015 saw an average yield advantage of seven bushels per acre, and the product is highly adopted in northern Iowa.

The Pioneer brand P0506 family includes Optimum AQUAmax products that deliver yield stability across a variety of soil types in a 105 CRM. Growers who used P0506 products in 2015 saw an average yield advantage of six bushels per acre.

The Pioneer brand P0825 family provides industry-leading yield potential in 108 CRM. It offers strong drought tolerance, stress emergence and stalk performance characteristics, and is available with Pioneer brand Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme product traits. The 2015 yield advantage for growers who used P0825 products was ten bushels per acre.

The Pioneer brand P1311 family includes Optimum AcreMax XTreme products in 113 CRM that provide maximum yield potential and sound agronomics. It has particularly strong rate of moisture loss during grain drydown and taller plant height characteristics.

Pioneer develops its corn hybrid line through rigorous testing and on-farm trials. Growers who select Pioneer brand corn products will find solutions that help them address their unique challenges, local conditions and individual goals.

Pioneer continues to invest in products that will help growers gain more yield advantage, including Pioneer® brand Qrome™ products. Qrome products will offer pyramided insect protection and strong agronomics across a wide range of corn hybrid platforms to deliver improved yields for growers. Qrome products demonstrated strong performance in IMPACT™ research trials in 2015; testing will continue in 2016.

“We continue to invest in our corn breeding programs to help growers improve their productivity,” said Rinehart. “Our product line-up is backed by a team of global and local experts who are with growers from the word go with best-in-class services and agronomic advice that will help them maximize yields and improve farm profitability.”

For more information about these and other Pioneer brand corn products, contact your local Pioneer sales professional, or visit www.pioneer.com/corn.

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


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