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Pioneer Hi-Bred Will Sell Soybeans by Seed Count

May 17, 2012, Chatham, ON – Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, will sell its soybean products by seed count per unit, rather than by weight, beginning in the fall of 2012 for varieties sold throughout Canada and the U.S. for the 2013 planting season.  The number of soybean seeds sold per unit by Pioneer will be 140,000.

Pioneer customers will benefit from buying by seed count with a simplified, convenient and more accurate means of planning their soybean crop.
“Pioneer’s move to consistent seed count packaging is in direct response to our customers’ wants and needs, providing greater ease and accuracy of field-by-field planting,” says Ian Grant, President, Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited.

Prior to this change, Pioneer sold soybean seeds by weight (fifty pounds of seed equals one unit).  Soybean seeds can potentially vary in size, based on genetics and growing conditions, affecting the number of seeds per unit.  With this change to selling by count, the number of seeds per unit will be consistent for Pioneer customers.

Pioneer brand soybeans will continue to be sold in traditional paper bags, PROBOX units and jumbo bags, as well as through PROBulk systems.

For more information about Pioneer soybean varieties, visit www.pioneer.com or contact a local Pioneer sales professional.