Record-Breaking Soybean Grower Honored

DuPont recently congratulated Kip Cullers of Purdy, MO, for breaking the world record in soybean production at 160.6 bushels per acre, six bushels higher than the world record Cullers set in 2007. Kip achieved this with Pioneer brand soybean variety 94Y71.

“We applaud Kip on demonstrating the yield potential of today’s elite soybean varieties,” says Paul Schickler, president, Pioneer Hi-Bred. “We’re especially proud that Kip used a high-yielding Y Series soybean variety from Pioneer. His achievement shows how genetics and crop management play a role in higher yields.

“Kip’s achievement further demonstrates the advances Pioneer has made in developing and producing soybeans with higher yield potential,” Schickler says. “Breaking the 100-bushel-per-acre mark has become a more common occurrence as new technologies allow researchers to develop products with a complete package of offensive and defensive characteristics.”

In 2006, Kip first set a world record by producing 139 bushels per acre with Pioneer brand variety 94M80. He surpassed that mark the following year with the same Pioneer variety with a yield of 154.57 bushels per acre.

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