Iowa corn growers planning for the 2016 planting season can look to DuPont Pioneer’s corn product lineup for the best traits and genetics.
DuPont Pioneer officials say the product lineup available is similar to 2015’s planting season and have all been tested, and performed well, in Iowa.
"Across a wide range of agronomic conditions that impact Iowa, Pioneer brand corn products continue to provide the best productivity and performance for growers," Amanda Rinehart, DuPont Pioneer's senior marketing manager for Iowa, said. "The bulk of our lineup for 2016 is based on our top-performing products from 2014 and 2015, which are proven winners in yield and consistency. There is still an ample supply of these products available for growers who want to add them to their 2016 plantings."
Growers who have already bought products for the upcoming planting season should contact their Pioneer sales representative to see if they can still use the offers provided by the Pioneer discount lock program. Early season growers should choose hybrids with Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment 250 offering plus DuPont Lumvia insecticide seed treatment for increased protection.
In Iowa, the Pioneer range of products tested well, especially the P1197 which is the yield leader across the corn belt; the P0157 which provides excellent root strength and drought tolerance; the P0506 includes Optimum AQUAmax products for yield stability; and the P0825 that offers strong drought tolerance, stress emergence and stalk performance characteristics and is available with Pioneer brand Optimum AcreMax XTreme product traits. Finally, the P1311 includes Optimum AcreMax XTreme products and has taller plant height characteristics than other products offer.
"We continue to invest in our corn breeding programs to help growers improve their productivity," Rinehart said. "Our product lineup is backed by a team of global and local experts who are with growers from the word 'go' with best-in-class services and agronomic advice that will help them maximize yields and improve farm profitability."