Pioneer® Brand Seeds Adds More Than 60 New High-yielding Hybrids to Its Corn Lineup

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2024 Hybrid Class Delivers Strong Yield Advantage, Advanced Insect Protection and Herbicide-Tolerant Trait Technology

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Pioneer® brand seed from Corteva Agriscience™ reaffirms its leadership in seed technology by advancing more than 60 new corn hybrids for 2024, offering farmers exceptional yield potential and industry-leading insect protection and herbicide-tolerant traits, where enabled.¹ This year’s class expands the availability of Pioneer® brand Vorceed™ Enlist® corn and introduces PowerCore® Enlist® and PowerCore® Ultra Enlist® corn.

“The diversity of our 2024 class reflects the needs of U.S. corn growers and the wide range of insect, weed and disease threats they face,” said Adam Theis, Pioneer U.S. Corn Marketing Lead. “We’ve invested in a unique combination of breeding tools that have accelerated our ability to develop and deliver high-performing genetics that are paired with the latest innovative traits. Our hybrids are then refined and tested across a variety of environments to ensure they provide the highest levels of insect and disease protection along with stable, consistent performance.”

With over 27,000 comparisons, the 2024 class of products delivered an average 10 bu/A yield advantage over the competition –- providing farmers opportunity to push their yield potential with Pioneer brand corn.²

Expanded Availability of Vorceed Enlist Corn Products

This year’s lineup features the addition of 23 Pioneer hybrids with Vorceed Enlist technology, specifically engineered for farmers facing tough corn rootworm (CRW) pressure.

Vorceed Enlist corn offers multiple modes of action against insects and a wide range of options for weed control where enabled, giving farmers the flexibility to manage their CRW acres while offering high yield potential they expect from Pioneer. In 2023, Vorceed Enlist corn products edged out competitive hybrids by an average of 11.4 bu/A,² an advantage confirmed by farmers like Marty Pottebaum from Earlville, Iowa.

“We had great standability this year, especially for the weather we had, and it ended up being our highest-yield corn,” Pottebaum said. “Along with the yields, Vorceed Enlist is making it easier for us to spray our weeds and it’s given us a wider variety of chemistry to use. Plus, we have a lot of rootworm pressure in northeastern Iowa, and planting Vorceed Enlist really kept the beetles and the rootworms down. I’d recommend Vorceed Enlist to any farmer facing rootworm pressure.”

More PowerCore Enlist Corn Options to Tackle Above-Ground Pests

Also new for 2024 is the expanded availability of 22 new Pioneer brand PowerCore Enlist products.

“PowerCore Enlist corn is a beneficial stack for farmers facing above-ground pest pressure and provides flexibility to combat tough weeds, where enabled,” Theis said. “It offers three distinct Bt proteins for multiple modes of action to control pests like European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, fall armyworm and solid action against black cutworm, along with tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate, glufosinate and FOP herbicides in geographies registered for use.”

In addition to powerful action against lepidopteran pests, PowerCore Enlist corn returns exceptionally high yield potential because it’s included in our newer, elite genetics. In 2023, PowerCore Enlist products showed a 9.3 bu/A advantage over competitive hybrids.²

Pioneer is also introducing PowerCore Ultra Enlist technology in 2024, which includes all the traits of PowerCore Enlist, along with an added mode of action for increased efficacy against ear-feeding pests like corn earworm and western bean cutworm. PowerCore Ultra Enlist will also be available in both integrated and structured refuge options.

“Providing a powerful, diverse hybrid portfolio that meets unique needs and pushes yield potential for farmers across the Corn Belt is precisely what drives us to continue to innovate,” Theis explained. “We’re excited to offer farmers a strong lineup of hybrid and trait options to choose from.”

To learn more about the Pioneer brand corn portfolio, contact your local Pioneer sales representative or visit Pioneer.com.

About Pioneer
Pioneer, the flagship seed brand of Corteva Agriscience, 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.

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About Corteva
Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. More information can be found at  www.corteva.com.

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¹Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. Following burndown, Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® herbicides with Colex-D® technology are the only herbicides containing 2,4-D that are authorized for preemergence and postemergence use with Enlist® crops. Consult Enlist® herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are not registered for use or sale in all states and counties; are not registered in AK, CA, CT, HI, ID, MA, ME, MT, NH, NV, OR, RI, UT, VT, WA and WY; and have additional subcounty restrictions in AL, GA, TN and TX, while existing county restrictions still remain in FL. All users must check “Bulletins Live! Two no earlier than six months before using Enlist One or Enlist Duo. To obtain “Bulletins,” consult epa.gov/espp/, call 1-844-447-3813, or email ESPP@epa.gov. You must use the “Bulletin” valid for the month and state and county in which Enlist One or Enlist Duo are being applied. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency if you have questions about the registration status of Enlist® herbicides in your area. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW TO USE ANY PESTICIDE PRODUCT OTHER THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS LABELING. ONLY USE FORMULATIONS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY LABELED FOR SUCH USE IN THE STATE OF APPLICATION. USE OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, 2,4-D-CONTAINING PRODUCTS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR USE WITH ENLIST CROPS, MAY RESULT IN OFF-TARGET DAMAGE TO SENSITIVE CROPS/AREAS AND/OR SUSCEPTIBLE PLANTS, IN ADDITION TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES. Additional product-specific stewardship requirements for Enlist crops, including the Enlist Product Use Guide, can be found at www.traitstewardship.com.

2Data is based on an average of IMPACT™ trial comparisons made in the United States in 2023 from the new product class. Comparisons are against all competitors, technology segment matched, unless otherwise stated, and within a +/- 3 CRM of the competitive brand. Product responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Multi-year and multi-location data are a better predictor of future performance. DO NOT USE THIS OR ANY OTHER DATA FROM A LIMITED NUMBER OF TRIALS AS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN PRODUCT SELECTION. Refer to www.pioneer.com or contact a Pioneer sales representative or authorized dealer for the latest and complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer® brand product.

POWERCORE® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. POWERCORE® multi-event technology developed by Corteva Agriscience and Monsanto. Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are registered trademarks of BASF. ®Roundup and Roundup Ready are registered trademarks of Bayer Group. Always follow IRM, grain marketing and all other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your seed representative for the registration status in your state. Agrisure Viptera® is a registered trademark of, and used under license from, a Syngenta Group Company. Agrisure® technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under a license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG. If it is an integrated refuge product, PCUE – Powercore® UltraEnlist® Refuge Advanced® corn products with AVBL, HX1, VTP, ENL, LL, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above-ground insects. In EPA-designated cotton-growing counties, a 20% separate corn borer refuge must be planted with PowerCore® Ultra Enlist® Refuge Advanced products. If it is a structured refuge product, PWUE – PowerCore® Ultra Enlist® corn products with AVBL, HX1, VTP, ENL, LL, RR. A separate 5% corn borer refuge in the corn belt, and a separate 20% corn borer refuge in EPA-designated cotton-growing counties must be planted PowerCore® Ultra Enlist® products.

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