Southern places in state Corn Yield Contest
Jan 26, 2011 | 1255 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Steve Southern of Cartersville recently won second place in the A Non-Irrigated division of the 2010 National Corn Growers' Association's (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Georgia. Southern won with Pioneer brand hybrid P1615R, which yielded 178 bushels per acre. Southern earned one of the 359 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 522 state titles in this year's contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 69 percent of all state awards presented.

Also, Southern Farms of Cartersville recently won third place in the A No Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated division of the 2010 National Corn Growers' Association's (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Georgia. They won with Pioneer brand hybrid 33M53, which yielded 168 bushels per acre.

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," said 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 said. "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 ( is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.