“We’re always happy to provide yield data on the website so that growers can evaluate how specific Pioneer brand hybrids performed in their neighborhood against other competitors,” says Jeff Talmadge, E-business coordinator for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

“We hope that this service allows growers to make better seed purchase decisions. As we progress through harvest, yield data will be posted nightly on the website, by county, for easy comparisons.”

Registered GrowingPoint website visitors can access yield data information from the website homepage by clicking on the products button. From there, growers can navigate through several options:

  • Individual Performance Trial Data – provides growers with side-by-side trial yield information accessible on a county level.

  • National and Regional Yield Data – shows how key Pioneer brand hybrids preformed against competitive hybrids in 2002.

  • Local Yield Commentary – offers local comments and yield estimates from Pioneer professionals.third bullet: put text here

  • p>State Yield Summary – state yield averages derived from Pioneer trials.

To access the Pioneer GrowingPoint website, log onto www.pioneer.com/growingpoint. A username and password are required to register for access. Growers can obtain that information by contacting a Pioneer sales professional or calling 1-800-233-7333 for help. Misplaced or forgotten login information can be obtained the same way.

Along with yield data, the Pioneer GrowingPoint website offers weather and market information, business articles from The Wall Street Journal, growing-season customer alerts on pest management issues, the ability to request additional information on seed issues, plus agronomic advice and other production information.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a subsidiary of DuPont, is one of the world’s leading sources of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors.

With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics, crop protection solutions and quality crop systems to customers in nearly 70 countries. During 2002, DuPont is celebrating its 200th year of scientific achievement and innovation – providing products and services that improve the lives of people everywhere.

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