WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Jan. 25, 2016) - This year, hundreds of growers competed in the DEKALB® Seed for Yourself Yield Challenge.

Growers entered their DEKALB corn, canola and soybean crops and squared off with other individuals for the prestigious title of Yield Challenge Champion. In order to claim this honour, one must produce the highest yielding crop in their crop category in their respective contest zone. This is truly an outstanding achievement, as this was another highly competitive year.

Growers continued to show what can be accomplished when the outstanding yield potential of a DEKALB brand seed is combined with top-notch agronomy on the part of the grower.

The 2015 winners in Western Canada are:

Crop Contest Zone City Province Winner
1 Canola South of Highway 1 Welling AB Richard Wilde 74-44 BL 78.4
2 Canola Highway 1 North to Highway 12 Crossfield AB Peter Cissell 74-44 BL 83.5
3 Canola Highway 12 North (outside of Peace Region) Fort Saskatchewan AB Joanne Kuhn 74-54 RR 70.0
4 Canola Peace Region Charlie Lake BC Colin Meek 73-45 RR 57.3
5 Canola South of Yellowhead Guernsey SK Randy Toman 74-44 BL 64.2
6 Canola North of Yellowhead Glaslyn SK Bernie McClean 74-44 BL 73.0
7 Canola MB - Province Wide Arrow River MB Mac Lelond 74-44 BL 69.1
8 Corn Red River Valley Winkler MB Richard Heide DKC30-07RIB 199.8
9 Corn MB, SK, AB - Province Wide Boissevain MB Arthur Bell DKC26-28RIB 178.0
10 Soybeans SK, AB - Province Wide Asquith SK Skip Wurz 23-10RY 56.0
11 Soybeans Eastern Manitoba LaSalle MB Mike Bast 24-10RY 67.3
12 Soybeans MB - Province Wide (excluding Eastern Manitoba Zone) Melita MB John Dell 23-60RY 58.6

The Eastern Canada winners are:

Crop City Province Winner Name DEKALB
<80 Corn L'Islet QC Pier-Louis Chamberland DKC30-07RIB 181.7
81-85 Corn Moorefield ON Ron Rody DKC35-54RIB 255.3
86-90 Corn Maskinonge QC Ferme Grogg et Fils DKC38-03RIB 229.5
91-96 Corn Ripley ON Brucelea Poultry Farms DKC46-82RIB 271.5
>97 Corn Coteau du lac QC Yves Delforge DKC57-75RIB 326.5
<00.9 Soybeans Bearn QC Francois LePage 24-10RY 55.1
00.9-0.6 Soybeans Orillia ON Jamie Tofflemire 26-10RY 72.1
0.6-1.4 Soybeans Salaberry de Valley Field QC Alexandre Sauvé 28-60RY 72.6

The 20 winning growers will receive a prize of an all-inclusive trip for two to Florida in February, 2016. To learn more about these DEKALB products, visit

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.

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Contact Information:

Erin Romeo
DEKALB Marketing Manager
(204) 985-1029

Trish Jordan
Public Affairs Director
(204) 985-1005