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Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win Big in Corn Growing Contest


Yesterday DuPont congratulated David Hula and the other 19 growers who won national titles using Pioneer® brand hybrids in the 2007 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield contest. Farmers planting Pioneer brand hybrids won 75 percent of the 27 national spots in the annual contest. Hula, of Charles City, Va., attained the highest overall yield of 385.58 bushels per acre with Pioneer brand 33M57. He won in the national no-till/strip-till irrigated category.

In the national contest, eight of the growers planting Pioneer brand hybrids placed first, second or third with yields greater than 300 bushels per acre. Farmers growing Pioneer hybrids finished in first place in six national classes. Among second-place winners, those growing Pioneer hybrids won seven categories and, among third-place winners, growers planting Pioneer hybrids won seven of nine categories.

“Each year, we continue to see growers planting Pioneer corn hybrids succeed in the NCGA Corn Yield contest and we’re thrilled that these growers choose Pioneer products for these winning yields,” said Paul Schickler, DuPont vice president and general manager and Pioneer president. "We’re especially impressed with the high yields our customers have with Pioneer corn products this year. That says a lot about the value Pioneer hybrids bring to the bottom line of growers in North America.

“In 2008, our customers will be challenged to generate still higher yields to meet the growing demand for corn for ethanol and other traditional markets,” Paul said. “We’re very confident that they will meet that need, especially with the high-yielding choices of Pioneer corn hybrids available with the latest technologies to match the production demands of each acre.”

For a list of national winners, yield totals and hybrids numbers, go to:
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