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AcreMax 1 launch drives Pioneer growth

A “phenomenal launch” of DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International’s genetically modified insect-resistant Optimum AcreMax 1 maize in the US this year is expected to be one of the main drivers of the company’s market share growth in 2011. Pioneer expects to see “mid single-digit” price increases, and share gains for maize and soybeans in North America, according to company president Paul Schickler.


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