News Briefs December 31, 2018


News You Can Use

A new year is a great time to reflect on the past and look to the future. Pioneer field agronomists won’t hold growers to their resolutions, but they can help dissect the previous year’s yields while planning for a strong 2019. This week’s briefs cover Multi-Year Yield Analysis, storing seed from one year to the next and calculating next year’s production costs. 

Want to speak with an expert on these or other topics? Contact Kacey Birchmier at

Crop Insights

Using Multi-Year Yield Analysis

Multi-Year Yield Analysis can be a great tool for dividing fields into different management zones or regions of distinct yield potential for variable-rate seeding. These zones possess homogenous landscape features and soil properties, which leads to similar crop yield potential and input-use efficiency for seed, nutrients and water…Read more

Storing Seed from Year to Year

Growers looking to store seed from one year to the next face many challenges. Improper storage can endanger seed quality. To maintain optimum quality, store seed at 12.5 percent moisture at 50 F. Shelf life may be reduced by up to 50 percent per 10 degree temperature increase…Read more

Production Cost Calculator

As farmers plan for the 2019 growing season, a cost-of-production calculator can help to estimate costs and returns for upcoming corn and soybean crops. This and many other tools are available at Growers can also contact a local Pioneer sales representative, territory manager or agronomist to help them choose the seed and management practices that will bring the most value, acre by acre…Read more

In the News

Farmers Win with Pioneer® Brand Corn Hybrids

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest is an annual U.S.-based competition among corn growers designed to highlight the genetic yield potential of modern corn hybrids. The NCGA presented seven national and 189 state awards to growers using Pioneer® brand products who entered the 2018 contest. 

Don Stall, a Michigan farmer using Pioneer hybrid P0574AMTM, had the highest yield of all contest participants this year, posting a yield of 477.7 bu/A…Read more

Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Dominate 2018 National Sorghum Producers Yield and Management Contest

Farmers planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids won seven of nine first-place honors and placed in 21 of 24 national categories in the 2018 National Sorghum Producers Yield and Management Contest, representing 88 percent of all national winners. 

In addition, farmers planting Pioneer brand sorghum won 46 of 56 state titles, representing 82 percent of the state category winners…Read more

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