Press Release •  12/17/2018

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

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Farmers Planting Pioneer® Brand Sorghum Products Win 7 National, 46 State Titles

JOHNSTON, IA — Farmers planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids won seven of nine first-place finishes and placed in 21 of the 24 national categories in the 2018 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) 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. Growers who planted Pioneer brand sorghum represented 77 percent of all state categories.

First-, second- and third-place national honors were awarded in each of nine categories: dryland-no till east, dryland-no till west, dryland-tillage east, dryland-tillage west, food grade, irrigated-no till east, irrigated-no till west, irrigated-tillage east and irrigated-tillage west.

“We are proud of the farmers planting Pioneer sorghum hybrids who had another outstanding showing in this year’s NSP yield contest,” said Liesel Flansburg, Pioneer Sorghum Marketing Manager, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “The success these farmers have with Pioneer brand sorghum products is a testament to the quality research program we have in place — one that delivers industry-leading yield potential and dynamic defensive traits to help protect those yields, especially during tough growing conditions — and the growers’ sharp management skills that maximize the yield potential of those hybrids.”

A detailed listing of individual winners can be found at

For more information about the top-producing Pioneer brand sorghum product lineup, farmers should contact their local Pioneer sales professional.

About Pioneer
Pioneer, a business unit of Corteva AgriscienceTM, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, 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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About Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at

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Kacey Birchmier