JOHNSTON, Iowa, Dec. 17, 2019 - Farmers who planted Pioneer® brand corn products won 10 national and 245 state awards in the annual National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. This is the third year in a row that a Pioneer product has taken top yield in the contest while setting two world records in the process. NCGA announced contest results yesterday.
For the third time, David Hula of Charles City, Virginia, set a new world record with the Pioneer® brand P1197 family of products. Hula achieved an astounding yield of 616 bu/A with Pioneer® hybrid P1197YHR, crushing his previous world record of 542 bu/A, set in 2017 with Pioneer® P1197AM™ brand corn.
“All of us who represent the Pioneer brand - from R&D to our experts in the field - congratulate David for his new world record,” said Judd O’Connor, President, U.S. Commercial Business, Corteva Agriscience. “It’s a remarkable accomplishment and demonstrates the genetic potential within corn when you strike the right combination of genetics, advanced breeding techniques and intensive management practices.”
Hear more about Hula’s views on Pioneer’s genetic potential here.
Despite the challenging growing season, farmers across the country overcame odds to deliver top results through their own management expertise coupled with Pioneer genetics and agronomic advice. More than 70 unique Pioneer brand corn products placed among all state and national winners, showcasing the strong diversity of the Pioneer lineup to perform under a variety of conditions.
“We want to congratulate all the NCGA award winners,” said O’Connor. “They delivered top results in a year where weather has led to many challenges. We look forward to seeing what our customers can accomplish in 2020.”
U.S corn farmers compete annually in the NCGA National Corn Yield Contest. Designed to feature the genetic yield potential of modern hybrids, farmers compete in six corn production classes: including non-irrigated (A and AA), no-till/strip-till non-irrigated (A and AA), irrigated and no-till/strip-till irrigated. The AA Non-Irrigated class is open to Midwestern producers in Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana and Illinois. The A Non-Irrigated class is open to any producer in the continental United States outside of the AA class.
For a list of national and state winners, yield totals and hybrid numbers, go to Pioneer.com/NCGA.
For more information about Pioneer brand corn products and the broad range of high-yield potential Pioneer products, growers should contact their local Pioneer sales professional.
Pioneer the flagship seed brand of Corteva Agriscience, 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.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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