Pioneer Hi-Bred Adds To Soybean Lineup

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is adding 26 new soybean varieties to its lineup for 2010. These new Y Series Pioneer brand soybean varieties offer growers protection against yield-robbing pests such as soybean cyst nematode (SCN), sudden death syndrome (SDS), Phytophthora root rot, and iron chlorosis.

“All new varieties are part of the Y Series lineup which continues to show yield, agronomic and defensive package advantages over competitors,” says Don Schafer, Pioneer senior marketing manager. “This class of products will offer growers the opportunity for optimum yields for each field.”

Y Series soybean results from on-farm trials showed a 2.2-bushel yield advantage over competitors. The class consists of 20 products with SCN resistance, five low linolenic product,s and one non-GMO product. “There are several products in this class highlighting our strong agronomic traits and higher levels of disease and pest resistance in all maturities,” says Schafer.

“Every year at Pioneer, we challenge our team to release the best products to growers,” adds Schafer. “We want overall yield performance and agronomic traits that are important to each grower’s fields.”

For more information on any of these products or to learn more about varieties best suited for your area, contact your local Pioneer sales professional or visit

(Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred)

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