Pioneer, Syngenta Target Soybean Potential

Pioneer, Syngenta Target Soybean Potential

Pioneer Hi-Bred and Syngenta Seed Care are partnering to offer soybean growers a powerful combination of traits and on-the-seed pest protection.


Pioneer’s newly released soybean varieties will be treated with a CruiserMaxx Beans brand seed treatment from Syngenta Seed Care.

“Pioneer is launching the most exciting class of new soybean products in our history,” says Don Schafer, senior marketing manager, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. “To maximize the high yield potential of our new variety releases, we are treating all of them with CruiserMaxx Beans to amplify early season disease protection and protect the varieties from pests such as bean leaf beetle and soybean aphid.”

The new Pioneer varieties will offer performance a step above current market-leading varieties along with resistance and tolerance to many key pests, according to a joint Pioneer/Syngenta news release. The automatic application of CruiserMaxx Beans to these new varieties will help protect the genetic yield potential in every seed.

“Since 2005, CruiserMaxx Beans has been effectively protecting high-value soybean seed against a wide range of early-season insects and diseases that have the ability to seriously damage genetic yield potential,” says Mark Jirak, crop manager, Syngenta Seed Care. “Pioneer’s commitment to treat these varieties is a testament to the reputation CruiserMaxx Beans has established in delivering enhanced plant stand, vigor, speed to canopy, and ultimately, improved yield potential.”

CruiserMaxx Beans is an insecticide/fungicide seed treatment combination that offers growers protection against a broad spectrum of early season insects including soybean aphid, bean leaf beetle, seedcorn maggot, and wireworm. In addition, it provides excellent protection against all major seed- and soil-borne disease pathogens, including Pythium, early season Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, seed-borne Sclerotinia, seed-borne Phomopsis, and general seed rots.