Pioneer products are unique in the marketplace
- Pioneer inbreds, varieties and hybrids are specific to Pioneer and are proprietary. They cannot be used by other companies without Pioneer's express consent.
- Pioneer has developed its products from a unique genetic base that has been developed over the last 80 years and which continues to increase in diversity.
- Germplasm is at the heart of Pioneer's business and is key to the performance of products.
- Growers have invested in Pioneer products with the understanding the company will continue to re-invest in the development of improved products. Pioneer's ability to continue that mutually beneficial process depends on the ability of the business to protect the germplasm it has developed.
- Pioneer has initiated and maintains a scientifically proven testing program to help determine if there has been a misappropriation of Pioneer germplasm among its competitors.
- Pioneer supports the Federal Seed Act and is in compliance with all seed labeling regulations. Representing the same hybrid as two or more different varieties is a violation of the Federal Seed Act, which serves to protect farmers and growers from this danger.
- Crops are always at risk from disease, insects and weather. Varieties that are based upon different genetics when coupled with transparent labeling allow farmers to manage production risks that could be associated with any one particular genotype.
- Without assurance of the differences between hybrids, growers don't have the ability to make good risk management choices.