Texhoma Growers place in state corn yield contest

TEXHOMA — Two Texhoma, Okla., growers recently placed in the 2011 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Oklahoma. Brady Mitchell won second place in the No-Till/Strip Till Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid 32N70, which yielded 270 bushels per acre. Jerod McDaniel won third place in the No-Till/Strip Till Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid 33Y77AM1, which yielded 269 bushels per acre.Mitchell and McDaniel earned two of the 273 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 411 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 66% percent of all state awards presented.The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. In the contest, growers compete within a broad range of corn production classes, including non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till non-irrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes.“Each year, we continue to see growers planting Pioneer corn hybrids succeed in the NCGA Corn Yield contest, and we’re thrilled that these growers choose Pioneer products for these winning yields,” says Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler. “These results continue to demonstrate the impressive yield potential that Pioneer genetics bring to our customers, and it also demonstrates what growers can achieve by planting the right product on the right acre. “We’re excited about the diversity of hybrids represented in this year’s contest by growers planting Pioneer products,” he says. “It shows that Pioneer is advancing hybrids locally to help growers’ succeed across diverse environments.”Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, 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™. DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.