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Pioneer Hi-Bred Offers 26 New Soybean Varieties for 2010

Date Posted: October 15, 2009

New Y Series soybeans provide yield, agronomic advantages for growers


Des Moines, IA (Oct. 15, 2009) - 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 products 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.

New Pioneer variety 90Y50, a mid-Group 0 product, shows strong agronomic traits with high iron deficiency tolerance, Rps1k Phytophthora resistance and good field tolerance.

"This product, in particular, is great for the Red River Valley area," says Schafer. "This product expands variety options for those growers."

91Y80, a late Group I, also has Rps1k Phytophthora resistance as well as SCN resistance. Additionally, this variety has strong defensive traits against iron chlorosis and outstanding yield performance in a variety of growing environments.

"Growers in South Dakota, Wisconsin, northern Iowa and into southern Minnesota will benefit from planting this product," says Schafer. "Because of its superior yield potential, sound defensive package and agronomic performance, this product stretches across multiple growing environments."

Pioneer variety 93Y51 offers growers from Iowa to the East Coast a new, valuable planting option for 2009. This variety has Rps1k Phytophthora resistance and SCN resistance along with a strong defensive package and has proven to be a high-yielding product across multiple geographies. 93Y92, a late Group III product with SCN resistance, is packaged with a strong agronomic and defensive package.

"This product strengthens the late Group III offerings to growers," says Schafer. "It is a great variety that works well within the entire late Group III geography."

Pioneer also is offering a new indeterminate variety, 95Y01, which offers growers a longer flowering season. This variety allows the soybean plant to grow taller, increasing the number of pods per plant. An early Group V product, it has both strong agronomic and defensive traits.

"Through testing, 95Y01 has shown great standability and harvestability," says Schafer. "This is a good characteristic for a plant that has potential to become very tall and thrive in tough environments where we'll see this variety grown - mid-South and Delta geographies.

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

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