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Source: DEKALB news release

Building on an 11.2 bushel-per-acre national yield advantage over leading competitive products last season, the DEKALB® brand will offer farmers an exciting lineup of "Top Performers" for 2013 that combine high-yielding genetics, solid agronomic packages and the latest Genuity® trait technologies designed to deliver strong roots, strong stalks and strong yields.

"With this year's Top Performers, farmers will find consistently strong-performing products well-suited for their maturity zone and local growing conditions," says John Fietsam, DEKALB Marketing Product Manager.

"We are proud to offer our customers this lineup of outstanding products, developed through the DEKALB industry-leading breeding program, to help them maximize their yield and profit potential."

To help protect the high yield potential of DEKALB genetics, the 2013 lineup features a selection of products with the latest Genuity trait technologies that offer advanced insect protection, including: DEKALB® Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete™ and DEKALB Genuity VT Double PRO® RIB Complete blended corn products, with the convenience and simplicity of single-bag refuge management and DEKALB® Genuity® VT Triple PRO® corn.

DEKALB Top Performers available for 2013:

•DKC48-12RIB blend brand - Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete - 98 RM - a product that has the potential to reach new yield levels and is very versatile across the northern Corn Belt. This product has excellent early vigor and seedling growth and is early flowering with excellent drydown.

•DKC53-56RIB blend brand - Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete - 103 RM - features excellent stalk strength and standability. DKC53-56RIB brand's high-quality stalk is complemented by high-yield capability and wide adaptability.

•DKC62-09 brand - Genuity VT Triple PRO - 112 RM - features exceptional top-end yield potential, food-grade quality grain and very good agronomics. This product is adapted to most crop rotations and a wide variety of environments, including both irrigated and non-irrigated acres.

•DKC62-97 brand - Genuity VT Triple PRO - 112 RM - combines top-end yield with top-notch agronomics and broad geographic fit. DKC62-97 brand is also an attractive corn with impressive staygreen, excellent plant and ear health, and strong standability through harvest.

•DKC63-33RIB blend brand - Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete - 113 RM - brings tremendous top-end yield potential and exceptional agronomics. Additional product features include above-average drought tolerance and has strong roots and stalks.

•DKC64-69 brand - Genuity VT Triple PRO - 114 RM - a broadly adapted product across the southern and eastern Corn Belt that features good standability, very good heat tolerance, strong test weight and high yield potential in irrigated and dryland production systems.

•DKC69-29 brand - Genuity VT Triple PRO - 119 RM - this product is a strong performer with excellent top-end yield potential and very good agronomics. The tighter husk coverage of DKC69-29 brand provides additional ear protection in areas where aflatoxin/husk coverage is a concern.

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