DuPont Reports Strong 2010 Harvest Results for
With 2010 harvest nearly complete across North America (NA), DuPont has had strong seed product performance results for this season. NA growers experienced another year of consistent and dependable yields with corn and soybean products from DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. Yield data report and comparison details are available here.
“The ‘Right Product, Right Acre’ strategy is winning for North America growers and Pioneer,” said Paul Schickler, president – Pioneer Hi-Bred. “During the 2010 harvest, Pioneer® brand products delivered the solid performance growers expected, giving us confidence for a successful 2011 selling season.”
Overall, in 2010 corn yield comparisons, Pioneer® brand corn seed products edged out competitive products by 0.8 bushel per acre (bu/ac) from more than 123,000 on-farm trials across the U.S. and Canada. While each product segment continued to have solid performance, Pioneer® brand hybrids with double-stacked traits showed impressive results by continuing their leadership, averaging 4.0 bu/ac better than competitive double-stacked trait products in more than 3,800 comparisons.
The top 10 Pioneer soybean products by sales volume showed a 1.6 bu/ac yield advantage compared to all competitive varieties. These results came from more than 3,200 comparisons throughout NA. Much of the success for growers stems from Pioneer® brand Y Series soybeans, introduced in the 2009 growing season. Pioneer is adding 29 new soybean varieties to its 2011 line-up.
These results demonstrate why the Pioneer business market share has risen to 35% in corn seed and 31% in soybean seed in the 2010 season. This marks a three-point increase in corn and five-point increase in soybean, compared to 2009, in NA market share. Also, 2010 marks the second consecutive year of gaining NA corn share and the third year in gaining share in soybeans.
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