Word and Numeric Alignment

The product descriptions in all New Zealand Pioneer publications conform to strict word usage protocols approved and used by Pioneer around the world. We do not use descriptive adjectives randomly or loosely. We have a policy of avoiding exaggerated superlatives in product descriptions or product discussions.

Trait ratings Word and numeric alignment for yield and agronomic traits
8-9 Excellent, exceptional, outstanding, superb, impressive, industry-leading.
7 Superior, very good, strong, sound, reliable, stable, dependable, consistent.
6 Good, above average, sound, reliable, stable, dependable, consistent.
5 Average, acceptable, adequate, moderate.
4 Acceptable, slightly below average.
1-3 Marginal, susceptible, below average.
Trait ratings Word and numeric alignment for disease and entomology traits
8-9 Highly resistant, excellent, exceptional, outstanding, impressive.
6-7 Resistant, superior, strong, very good.
4-5 Intermediate, moderate, adequate, acceptable.
1-3 Susceptible (caution on use if disease is prevalent)