DuPont Pioneer unveils new T Series soybeans

• The new series of Pioneer brand soybean products were developed through DuPont’s innovative Accelerated Yield Technology or AYT process. The new line of soybean products will include 39 new products.

Soybean farmers from Canada to the south Delta of Mississippi will have several new soybeans to choose from in 2013 as DuPont Pioneer introduces its new T Series soybean varieties.

The announcement came in a news briefing from DuPont Pioneer this morning. Pioneer spokesmen said supplies of the T Series beans will be limited, but growers should be able to see some of the new soybeans in demonstration plots.

“The new T Series soybeans will come in maturities ranging from 00s that can be planted in Manitoba and the Red River Valley of North Dakota to Group Vs that can be planted in the south Delta region of Mississippi and Louisiana,” said Don Schafer, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager for soybeans.

“While supplies will be limited this first year, we think most farmers will be able to see these growing either on their own farms or in demonstration plots in their regions.”

The new series of Pioneer brand soybean products were developed through DuPont’s innovative Accelerated Yield Technology or AYT process. The new line of soybean products will include 39 new products.

The T Series supports soybean growers committed to seeking the “right product for the right acre,” said Schafer. 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.

“The next generation T Series soybean products provide growers a total package that helps them gains the most from every acre,” said Schafer. “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.”

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 a key part of a comprehensive 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/STS stack.

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

All T Series products will be available with proven, performance-boosting Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment products.

To distinguish the new T Series varieties, Pioneer initiated anew soybean product numbering systemsimilar to the current nomenclature used for Pioneer brand corn products. The new system will use key identifiers, enabling growers to easily determine maturity and technologies.

T Series soybean varieties will be denoted with the letter T in the middle of the product number.

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

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