The Proving Ground Yield Challenge Contest

And gain valuable knowledge and demonstrate your ability to grow canola, corn and soybean crops! YOU can be named winner of the 2015 Yield Challenge Contest!

 

 

Who can participate?

Any grower of Pioneer® brand canola, corn or soybean products located in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba or Saskatchewan is eligible.

Guidelines for Canola:

  • A minimum of 80 acres of Pioneer® brand canola seed for one hybrid must be planted. So a minimum purchase of 8 units of Pioneer® brand canola seed is required from an authorized Pioneer Hi-Bred sales rep
  • Only commercial product of Pioneer® brand canola seed will qualify for the contest.
  • Yields must be weighed with a weigh wagon, no yield monitor data accepted.
  • A minimum harvested swath (or straight cut) distance of 20 ft wide by 2000 ft long is required (0.9 acre)
  • Competitive yield comparisons are preferred but are not mandatory.
  • All measurements will be in dry bushels per acre (adjusted to 10.0% moisture)
  • Entrant must designate a field for the contest entry and cannot change fields after such designation is made
  • Irrigated canola fields do not qualify for the contest
  • Yield weighs must be verified by Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative with a weigh wagon and entered into the DuPont Pioneer trials system by October 30th, 2015.
 

Guidelines for Corn:

  • Minimum purchase of 16 units of Pioneer® brand corn seed is required from an authorized Pioneer Hi-Bred sales rep
  • Only commercial product of Pioneer® brand corn seed will qualify for the contest.
  • Pioneer corn seed must be planted a minimum of 12 rows into the field and no outside rows are permitted in the yield measurement.
  • Yields must be weighed with a weigh wagon, no yield monitor data accepted.
  • Competitive yield comparisons are preferred but are not mandatory.
  • All measurements will be in dry bushels per acre (adjusted to 15.0% moisture)
  • Entrant must designate a field for the contest entry and cannot change fields after such designation is made
  • Irrigated corn fields do not qualify for the contest
  • Yield weighs must be verified by Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative with a weigh wagon and entered into the DuPont Pioneer trials system by November 13th, 2015.

 

Guidelines for Soybeans:

  • Minimum purchase of 50 units of Pioneer® brand soybean seed is required from an authorized Pioneer Hi-Bred sales rep
  • Only commercial product of Pioneer® brand soybean seed will qualify for the contest.
  • All measurements will be in dry bushels per acre (adjusted to 13% moisture)
  • A minimum harvested plot of 20 ft wide swath by 1000 ft long is required (0.46 acre)
  • Yields must be weighed with a weigh wagon, no yield monitor data accepted
  • Competitive yield comparisons are preferred but are not mandatory
  • Entrant must designate a field for the contest entry and cannot change fields after such designation is made
  • Irrigated soybean fields do not qualify for the contest
  • Yield Weighs must be verified by Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative with a weigh wagon and entered into the DuPont Pioneer trials system by October 30th, 2015.

 

Full Yield Challenge Contest Rules (PDF 221 KB)

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