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Pioneer Sorghum Hybrids Perform Big

In the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest, DuPont Pioneer hybrids achieved top yields, taking seven of eight first-place category finishes and, overall, earned 18 national titles.

First-, second- and third-place national honors were awarded in each of the eight divisions: irrigated no-till, irrigated reduced till, irrigated conventional till, irrigated double crop, dryland no-till, dryland reduced till, dryland conventional till and dryland double crop. Pioneer won 66 of 102 state titles in the 2016 contest, which represents 65 percent of all state awards presented.

“The outstanding performance of Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids in the 2016 NSP Yield Contest demonstrates that when our products are coupled with best management practices, growers can achieve top results across the United States,” says Liesel Flansburg, DuPont Pioneer marketing manager. “We continue to invest in sorghum research to improve our products and the defensive traits that protect top yields.”