Pioneer Adds To Low Linolenic Lineup

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is adding three new Y Series Pioneer brand low linolenic soybean products to its lineup for 2009.

This expansion of low linolenic soybean offerings from Pioneer provides additional choices to growers who can reap cash premiums for this healthy end-use product.

The new Y Series, announced by Pioneer earlier this year, represents a step-change in soybean productivity and is the result of a proprietary matrix of traits and technologies Pioneer researchers have developed to deliver unprecedented productivity gains. The new low linolenic soybeans in the Y Series line have excellent defensive traits and have shown yield advantages over previous low linolenic products.

Soybean producers growing Pioneer low linolenic soybeans again will be able to receive an attractive premium for their crop at numerous locations across the heart of the Corn Belt. Pioneer works with various processors, including Bunge, to offer low lin premiums to growers.

In its fifth year, this low linolenic soybean contracting program has grown from a targeted base in Iowa to an expanded geography currently reaching multiple locations in at least seven states for the 2009 growing season: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Missouri.

Pioneer research activities for soybean output traits also have expanded to seven research centers throughout the Corn Belt. In addition to extending the lineup of low lin soybean varieties, Pioneer also is developing high oleic soybean varieties which will be commercially available in 2009, pending regulatory approval. These products offer healthier oil alternatives for consumers and also can be used in a wide range of industrial applications including lubricants, coolants and hydraulic fluids.

For more information, visit or your local Pioneer sales professional.

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