Pioneer Launches Its Next Generation of Soybeans

2/2/2013 7:00 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new series of Pioneer brand soybean products, developed through the DuPont Pioneer Accelerated Yield Technology process, will bring soybean growers across North America a broad range of high-yielding varieties.

The new line of soybean products — named the T Series — includes 39 new products and will be introduced in this year.

Available in seven maturity groups, T Series products represent the largest number of soybean varieties advanced in a single year by Pioneer. The new T Series varieties succeed the Pioneer Y Series soybeans introduced several years ago.

“A step change from earlier offerings, the T Series is a direct result of the AYT system that allows Pioneer soybean breeders to maximize yield potential, agronomic traits and resistance to yield-robbing pests,” said Don Schafer, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager for soybeans.

Employing environment-specific markers to help optimize yields by geography, the AYT process pinpoints native trait genes for increased defensive trait protection and improved pest resistance packages tailored for specific geographies.

AYT employs novel trait integration through a proprietary matrix of gene mapping, molecular breeding technologies and intense local field testing. The system is part of a plan to accelerate yield gain and broaden resistance to key diseases and insects.

Among the new class of T Series soybeans, 34 varieties will carry the Roundup Ready gene. There are two new Plenish high oleic varieties, five new products with the LibertyLink gene and two new varieties with the Roundup Ready/STSTM stack.

Also, 32 products are soybean cyst nematode resistant and 29 carry a major Phytophthora-resistant gene.

For more information about T Series soybean products from Pioneer, see your sales professional or go to

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