At DuPont Pioneer, we are intensely focused on providing farmers with diverse, high-performing products that perform across a variety of environments and management practices,â€ť said Judd Oâ€™Connor, DuPont Pioneer North America Region leader. â€śOur 2017 harvest results from thousands of on-farm comparisons validate the value of PioneerÂ® brand products.â€ť
Proven Heroes: Pioneer Brand Corn
The PioneerÂ® brand P1197 family of products continues to shine, bringing an average 7.8 bu/acre advantage to growers throughout the nation. In more than 2,825 on-farm comparisons at 828 locations, the P1197 family of products is winning 70 percent of the time against competitors.*
Additionally, one of Pioneerâ€™s newer platforms with OptimumÂ® LeptraÂ® insect protection against a broad spectrum of above-ground corn pests, PioneerÂ® hybrid P2089VYHR is leading the charge with an average 9.9 bu/acre advantage over the competition. Also included in the diverse lineup of Pioneer brand corn products are high-performing brown mid-rib (BMR) silage hybrids and corn silage products, including PioneerÂ® P9789AMXTâ„˘ brand corn, which took Grand Champion Forage honors during the 34th World Forage Analysis Superbowl for 2017.
Whether on the national stage, or in a plot next door, Pioneer brand products with the Yield Hero designation â€” geographically selected based on a combination of factors, including local product adaptability, yield performance, defensive traits, agronomic characteristics, trait packages and grower preference â€” are truly top performers. Below highlights some outstanding Pioneer brand products with the Yield Hero designation in their respective regions:
Head of the Class: Pioneer Brand A-Series Soybeans
PioneerÂ® brand soybeans took another step forward in 2017 with strong performance from new A-Series soybeans, the new line of soybeans with the highest yield potential of any class ever introduced by Pioneer.
Growers throughout the nation saw a step-change improvement in yield thanks to A-Series soybean varieties powered by Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) 4.0, a proprietary research technology that has enabled Pioneer to more than double the rate of genetic gain of its research pipeline.
In 2017 on-farm and IMPACTâ„˘ â€” Intensively Managed Product Advancement Characterization and Training â€” plots, A-Series soybeans produced a 1.9 bu/acre average yield advantage on 12,615 comparisons against leading competitors across the entire lineup. Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 XtendÂ® technology beat competitive RR2X varieties by 1.9 bu/acre in 8,792 comparisons. At 2.4 bu/acre, Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans with the LibertyLinkÂ® gene bested other LibertyLink gene varieties in 42 comparisons in on-farm trials.
Yield performance by A-Series soybeans was strong across their respective regions, with the leading A-Series varieties by volume out yielding the competition:
â€śThese results have shown growers that they can have exceptional yield with Pioneer brand A-Series soybean varieties,â€ť Oâ€™Connor said. â€śOur extensive localized breeding and testing program is focused on customizing varieties for local yield environments that also contain the agronomic characteristics growers need to maximize yield potential in the face of yield-robbing diseases and other stress. A-Series varieties dominated the competition in 2017.â€ť
Services, Applications Boost Potential
In addition to Pioneerâ€™s commitment to genetics, Pioneer is equally committed to helping farmers manage agronomic challenges and the environment. These R&D efforts, combined with a team of local experts and advanced services, such as the EncircaÂ® services and Granular, PioneerÂ®GrowingPointÂ® agronomy and Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment offerings, help farmers confidently improve yields and profitability.
For example, DuPontâ„˘ Lumisenaâ„˘ fungicide seed treatment, the most advanced seed applied technology to control Phytophthora in soybeans since metalaxyl, is a key part of the 2017 success of Pioneer brand soybeans. Lumisena treated beans brought in a 1.3 bu/acre advantage above the current phytophthora standard in trials with greater than 1 bu/acre difference in results, and 0.9 bu/acre advantage above the current phytophthora standard across all competitors, representing 762 locations.
Growers should work with their local Pioneer team to choose the hybrids and varieties that best fit their operations. Learn more about DuPont Pioneer products and services at pioneer.com.
About DuPont Pioneer
DuPont Pioneer, a business unit of DowDuPont Agriculture Division, is the worldâ€™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 SuccessÂ®.
About DowDuPont Agriculture Division
DowDuPont Agriculture, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the Agriculture division provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry, developed through a robust research pipeline across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont Agriculture is committed to delivering innovation, helping growers increase productivity and ensuring food security for a growing global population. DowDuPont intends to separate the Agriculture division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com
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HerculexÂ® Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. HerculexÂ® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
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AgrisureÂ® and Agrisure VipteraÂ® are registered trademarks of, and used under license from, a Syngenta Group Company. AgrisureÂ® technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under a license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG.
*Information and results, including yield advantage (bushels), win percentage or other data are reported on the average of the number of comparisons listed across the growing area. Comparisons may be against any number of competitors in similar PioneerÂ® brand hybrids or varieties. Multi-year and multi-location information is a better predictor of future performance. An individual plot may have been excluded based on criteria that led Pioneer to believe the results, good or bad, do not accurately represent a product. In addition, a grower may not have provided consent to release performance information. Hybrid and variety responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary.
DO NOT APPLY DICAMBA HERBICIDE IN-CROP TO SOYBEANS WITH Roundup Ready 2 XtendÂ®technology unless you use a dicamba herbicide product that is specifically labeled for that use in the location where you intend to make the application. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW TO MAKE AN IN-CROP APPLICATION OF ANY DICAMBA HERBICIDE PRODUCT ON SOYBEANS WITH Roundup Ready 2 XtendÂ® technology, OR ANY OTHER PESTICIDE APPLICATION, UNLESS THE PRODUCT LABELING SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZES THE USE. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 XtendÂ® technology.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba.