DuPont Pioneer 2016 Western Corn Lineup Contains Multiple Top Performers

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Hybrids stand tall in the western Corn Belt 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 western Corn Belt 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.

"Across a wide range of agronomic conditions that impact the region, 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 increased corn yields by an average of 2.5 bushels per acre.

Western Corn Belt corn platform highlights

While a wide variety of genetic platforms and trait packages are available across the western Corn Belt, 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 the region won two national and 60 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. It has particularly strong rate of moisture loss during grain drydown and taller plant height characteristics.

Lauren Ledbetter of Okmulgee won first place in the Non-Irrigated category of the Oklahoma NCGA Yield Contest using a P1311 product.

In the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category in Kansas, Vern Nightengale won first place in the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest using a P1311 product. Jared Gordon of Dalhart won first place in New Mexico in the same category using these products as well.

The Pioneer® brand P1257 family of products includes Optimum® AcreMax® and Optimum® AcreMax® XTtreme product 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 across the Corn Belt saw an average yield advantage of eight bushels per acre in 2015.

Mike Scholting of Louisville won first place in the Non-Irrigated category of the Nebraska NCGA Yield Contest using a P1257 product. In the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category in Nebraska, Dean Stevens of Falls City won 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.

Dave Schmit of David City won second place in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category of the 2015 Nebraska NCGA Yield Contest using a P1197 product.

In the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category in Kansas, Rusty Sherwood of Sublette won second place and Max Linin of Goodland won third place using P1197 products. In the same category in the Nebraska contest, Scott Bunger won first place using a product from this family. Jerod McDaniel of Texhoma won first place in the category in the Oklahoma contest using a P1197 product.

In the Irrigated category, Mike Soneson of Holdrege won second place in the 2015 Nebraska NCGA Yield Contest using a P1197 product. Danny Morrison of Dalhart won second place in the Texas contest in the same category using one of these products.

The Pioneer® brand P2089 family of products is an exceptional yield-potential platform leader that provides good standability in a 120 CRM. Products in this family provide strong drought tolerance and stalk strength characteristics, and gave growers an average yield advantage of eight bushels per acre in 2015. The P2089 product includes Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra, Optimum® AcreMax® and other trait packages to match growers' needs.

Glen Marecek of Waco won first place in the Non-Irrigated category of the Texas NCGA Yield Contest using a P2089 product. Lance Neff of Marshall won first place in the Missouri contest in the same category using one of these products as well.

In the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category in Oklahoma, Cody Sloan of Gore won second place using a P2089 product. Gary Porter of Mercer won third place in the same category in Missouri using one of these products.

In the Irrigated category, Todd Cyr of Clyde won first place in the 2015 Kansas NCGA Yield Contest using a P2089 product.

The Pioneer® brand P0801 family of products includes Optimum® AcreMax® and Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme trait packages in a 108 CRM. Growers who used P0801 products in 2015 saw a yield advantage of more than 11 bushels per acre.

In the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category of the 2015 Nebraska NCGA Yield Contest, Rex Peterson of Riverdale won third place using a P0801 product.

The Pioneer® brand P0157 family of products provides excellent root strength in a 101 maturity rating. It includes Optimum® AQUAmax® products with exceptional drought tolerance that will add stability across yield levels. Growers who used P0157 products in 2015 saw an average yield advantage of seven bushels per acre.

Eric Purvis of Weskan won first place and Brian Hornung of Stratton won third place in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category of the 2015 Colorado NCGA Yield Contest using a P0157 product.

In the Irrigated category of the 2015 NCGA Yield Contest in Washington, Boe Clausen of Warden won first place and Patrick Zecchino of Granger won second place using a P0157 product. Brett Meyer of Torrington won second place in the same category in the Wyoming contest using one of these products.

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 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®.

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