DuPont announced solid North America harvest results for its Pioneer® brand seed business during the 2012 growing season, despite widespread drought and intense heat affecting a large portion of U.S. corn and soybean acres.
“Many growers faced extreme weather conditions this year, and Pioneer® brand products delivered consistent yield performance,” said Paul E. Schickler, president of DuPont Pioneer. “This year’s harvest results are further evidence of our strong legacy of corn and soybean germplasm, and the value of the ‘right product, right acre’ approach to product development and sales.”
“Advancements through plant breeding have increased the durability and productivity of corn and soybeans under extreme stress,” Paul said. “Solid product performance in 2012 underpins a strong start to the 2013 sales season and anticipated high demand for our products.”