WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2014) - DEKALB® brand seed growers are invited once again to enter the DEKALB Seed for Yourself Yield Challenge. This challenge is open to farmers, from Manitoba east to Prince Edward Island, who grow at least ten acres of DEKALB corn or soybeans.

Growers with the highest yielding corn or beans, within their specific maturity zone, will be eligible to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St Lucia, Florida, February 21 to 28, 2015. This trip is valued at approximately $4,000.

One corn winner and one soybean winner will be chosen from each of the maturity zones listed below:

Region Corn Soybeans Soybeans (CHU)
Western Canada ≤ 80 ≤ 0.09 ≤ 2500
Eastern Canada ≤ 80 ≤ 0.09 ≤ 2500
Eastern Canada 81-85 > 0.09-0.6 > 2500-2725
Eastern Canada 86-90 > 0.6-1.4 > 2725-2900
Eastern Canada 91-96 1.5-2.2 2900-3100
Eastern Canada ≥ 97 ≥ 2.3 > 3100

Growers cannot win both the corn and soybean prize for their maturity zone.

"Year after year, our customers are receiving great yields with DEKALB brand seed, and we expect 2014 to be no different. Our corn and soybean seed products are consistently recognized as high-yielding and easy-to-grow", said Denise Hockaday, DEKALB marketing manager. "While we can't predict what the 2014 growing season will bring, we look forward to the results of the challenge and practices that are shared."

A 10-acre field minimum is required and harvest bushels must be a minimum of 1.5 acres within the same field. A DEKALB dealer or DEKALB representative must be present at time of weigh off and yield of harvested bushels must be corrected to13% moisture for soybeans and 15.5% moisture for corn. For full contest rules and regulations please visit

DEKALB customers must register for the contest by August 31, 2014 via online entry ( or by submitting an entry form by fax to (519) 823-9733 or by mail to 101-120 Research Lane, Guelph, Ontario N1G 0B4. Harvest results for the entry must be submitted no later than November 26, 2014 via online entry ( or by fax to (519) 823-9733 or by mail to 101-120 Research Lane, Guelph, Ontario N1G 0B4.

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Contact Information:

Media inquiries should be directed to:
Denise Hockaday
DEKALB Marketing Manager
(519) 780-6610

Trish Jordan
Public Affairs Director
(204) 985-1005