DuPont Pioneer 2016 Illinois and Indiana Corn Product Lineup Features Multiple Top Performers

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Hybrids stand tall in Illinois and Indiana on recent advances in traits and genetics

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2016 - Heading into 2016 planting, DuPont Pioneer continues to deliver a Pioneer® brand corn product lineup that offers Illinois and Indiana 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 area.

"Across a wide range of agronomic conditions that impact Illinois and Indiana, Pioneer® brand corn products continue to provide the best productivity and performance for growers," said Ryan French, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager for corn. "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 adding Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment (PPST) 250 offering plus DuPont™ Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment, which is exclusively available on 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.

Illinois and Indiana corn platform highlights

While a wide variety of genetic platforms and trait packages are available across Illinois and Indiana, a core group of 2016 products have demonstrated significant success. These and many other products will be widely available in 2016. Growers using Pioneer® brand corn products in Illinois and Indiana won two national and 16 state titles in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) yield contest.

The Pioneer® brand P0506 family of products 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 P1311 family of products includes Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme products in 113 CRM that provide maximum yield potential and sound agronomics. 

The Pioneer® brand P1257 family of products includes Optimum® AcreMax® and Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme trait packages in 112 CRM. P1257 products offer high yield potential and a strong agronomic package, with special strengths in stay-green and mid-season brittle stalk resistance. Growers using these products across the Corn Belt saw an average yield advantage of eight bushels per acre in 2015.

Grower Brandon Brooks of Erie, Illinois won second place in the Non-Irrigated category in the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest using a P1257 product in Illinois.

In the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category, Indiana growers Jeannie Linneweber of Vincennes and Joshua Schutter of Wheatland won first and third place using a P1257 product.

The Pioneer® brand P1197 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, and is available in a variety of trait packages to help meet the insect protection needs of growers.

James Cecil of Rock Island, Illinois, won first place in the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest Non-Irrigated category in Illinois using a P1197 product. The P1197 product also was used by Brian Simpson to win second and Kathy Little to win third place in the Non-Irrigated category in the Indiana NCGA Yield contest this year.

Pioneer develops its corn hybrid line through rigorous testing and on-farm trials. Growers who select a Pioneer also brand corn hybrid will find a product that helps 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 French. "Our product line-up is backed by a team of global and local experts who are with growers from the word go, providing 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 available in your area, 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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