Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

January 19, 2015 14:20 ET

DEKALB® Growers in Canada Win Big in DEKALB Corn and Soybean Yield Challenge

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2015) - Once again, DEKALB® growers in Canada entered some record yields in the 2014 DEKALB Seed for Yourself Yield Challenge contest.

The 2014 challenge winners, and the DEKALB corn or soybean product they grew, are:

Corn
Dennis Rivest, Woodslee, ON, averaged 303.1 bu/ac with DKC57-75RIB
Jason Horan, Walton, ON, averaged 247.0 bu/ac with DKC38-03RIB
Yves Delforge, Coteau-du-Lac, QC, averaged 294.9 bu/ac with DKC46-82RIB
Samuel Boisclair, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, QC, averaged 194.3 bu/ac with DKC35-54RIB
Grant Doyle, Auburn, PEI, averaged 188.2 bu/ac with DKC30-07RIB
Jacy Friesen, Winkler, MB, averaged 199.0 bu/ac with DKC31-10RIB
Soybeans
Robert Rivest, Ruscom, ON, averaged 66.4 bu/ac with 32-61RY
Steve Goodhue, Port Stanley ON, averaged 65.1 bu/ac with 30-61RY
Abraham Peters, Eden, ON, averaged 71.8 bu/ac with 28-60RY
Corey Yake, Stouffville, ON averaged 82.0 bu/ac with 26-10RY
Kyle Jewell, Meadowbank, PEI, averaged 44.2 bu/ac with 25-10RY
Jack Hofer, Starbuck, MB, averaged 66.9 bu/ac with 24-10RY

The Seed for Yourself Yield Challenge was open to growers of both DEKALB brand corn and soybeans, from Manitoba east to Prince Edward Island, with one corn winner and one soybean winner chosen from each of the six specific maturity zones. Winners had the highest corn or soybean yields in their respective maturity zone.

The 12 winning growers will receive a prize of an all-inclusive trip for two to Florida in February, 2015.

"Year after year, DEKALB customers are doing well with our products. We are proud to be able to provide farmers with consistently high-yielding seed," said Colin Tchir, DEKALB marketing manager. "Congratulations to all of the growers who entered the contest and chose to grow DEKALB brand seeds."

To learn more about these DEKALB seed products, visit www.DEKALB.ca.

About Monsanto Canada

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops - such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton - that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, please visit: www.monsanto.ca or follow us on Twitter @MonsantoCda.

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