DES MOINES -- Growers considering a corn-after-corn rotation now have a new resource for timely information - the Pioneer GrowingPoint(R) Web site from Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.



Newly added topics to the "2007 Planting Headquarters" section of the Web site focus on the various aspects of corn after corn.



They include:


  • Management Suggestions for Corn After Corn
  • "Cost of Production" Economics Calculator
  • Hybrid Selection
  • Plant and Seed Technology
  • Pest and Disease Management
  • Fertility Management
  • Field Management: Residue, Tillage and Compaction



  • "Current corn prices are prompting some growers to consider planting corn after corn for the first time," says Jeff Talmadge, E-Business Coordinator, Pioneer. "By reviewing this information on the GrowingPoint Web site, growers can get a head start through suggestions and tips regarding corn-after-corn management."



    "Growers will want to select the highest performing genetics with defensive traits required for a corn-after-corn production system, and the information on the site will help them in making the best decisions for their operations," says Steve Butzen, Pioneer agronomy information manager. "The calculator assists with the economics of corn-after-corn operations, and other topics address issues growers traditionally face: pest, disease and fertility management."



    While on the Web site, visitors are encouraged to check out additional resources available to help in various aspects of their operations.



    "The GrowingPoint Web site features a whole host of agronomy information," Talmadge says. "There's been a lot of interest from customers and growers in the field, addressing corn after corn and its management. Corn after corn is just one important management topic addressed, and we know growers will find it and other suggestions helpful as we head into the 2007 growing season."



    Growers can reference information by clicking the corn-after-corn banner ad on the home page of the GrowingPoint Web site. Visit www.pioneer.com/growingpoint for more information. New users will need to register on the site to obtain a username and password to access the site or can call 1-800-233-7333 for assistance. Additional corn-after-corn information also is available from local Pioneer sales representatives.



    Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of DuPont, is the world's leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics, crop protection solutions and quality crop systems to customers in nearly 70 countries.



    DuPont is a science-based products and services company.



    SOURCE: Pioneer news release.