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DuPont Congratulates David K. Hula for Highest Overall Yield With Pioneer® Brand Hybrid P1615HR in 2010 NCGA Corn Yield Contest

December 19, 2010

Among Seven Growers Breaking 300 Bu/Ac Barrier, Six Win with Pioneer Hybrids

Des Moines, Iowa (Vocus) December 17, 2010

DuPont congratulates David K. Hula of Charles City, Va., and nine other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn hybrids who won national titles in the 2010 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today.

Among all entries in the national contest, Hula attained the highest overall yield of 368.44 bushels per acre with Pioneer hybrid P1615HR. He won first place in the No Till/Strip Till Irrigated category.

Among the seven growers placing in the national contest who achieved yields above 300 bushels, six of those won with Pioneer hybrids. The ten growers who placed in the national contest with Pioneer hybrids did so with nine different Pioneer products, showing the broad genetic diversity among the company’s high-yielding corn hybrids.

“Growers who plant Pioneer corn hybrids continue to succeed in the NCGA Corn Yield contest year over year, and we’re thrilled to congratulate these growers who choose Pioneer products for their 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. Congratulations to all the winners.”

The NCGA Corn Yield contest is an annual national competition among corn growers with the goal of producing the highest yields. Growers compete in eight corn production classes, including non-irrigated (A and AA), no-till/strip-till non-irrigated (A and AA), no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till non-irrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes.

For a list of national winners, yield totals and hybrids numbers, go to http://www.pioneer.com/ncga .

Pioneer Hi-Bred (http://www.pioneer.com ), 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(TM).

DuPont (http://www.dupont.com ) 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.

Pioneer® is a registered trademark of DuPont or its affiliates.

For additional information about our company or our products, check our worldwide websites: http://www.dupont.com or http://www.pioneer.com.

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