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Pioneer Updates Corn and Soy Producers at Kinston, NC Field Day

Pioneer's Kinston NC Research Station held an open house on Tuesday to update soybean and corn producers on progress on varieties for the east coast…SFN’s Rhonda Garrison was there and spoke with several of Pioneer's key people…

SC Product Agronomist George Stabler:

“Pioneer is starting off with a lot more agronomic type research. Its more specific to certain areas than just nationwide general information being put out there. We are trying to get drilled down to each area, for example here in North Carolina we are looking at a corn planting rate study .”

NC Production Agronomist Dennis McCoy:

“AQUAmaxTM is definitely looking like the place to go. Even though we have had an ample amount of rain this year, we did have about a two week period of drought. The advantage of the Aquamax is increasing the pollination. With the AQUAmaxTM hybrids we had better ear fills, so more kernels per row and we don’t see the tips of the ears nosing back.”

“Many of the producers here today are wondering how our supply will be. With Pioneer we have managed the risk very well, and spread out our production and have some good irrigated acres. We will be very good on the supply side.”

Brian Jones, VA production agronomist

“We have had a very tough year with it being dry and the heat. We had a tremendous amount of pollination stress throughout most of the state. The information provided here at Kinston is really going to help us even all the way up in Virgina.” is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.