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DuPont's Pioneer Seed Business Reports Yield Advantages Over Monsanto

11:12 AM MST | November 17, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

DuPont says its Pioneer Hi-Bred seeds business showed “solid” harvest performance in the 2011 North American harvest season, with its highest-volume corn and soybean hybrids delivering yield advantages over competitors' products. According to Pioneer’s on-farm trial database, the company’s five top-selling corn seeds produced 2.6 more bushels per acre than comparable products sold by Monsanto’s DeKalb business. Pioneer’s soybeans yielded an additional 1.4 bushel/acre. Pioneer’s Optimum AcreMax 1 refuge-in-a-bag corn seeds...

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