DES MOINES -- Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. is adding 20 new soybean varieties to its lineup for 2007. These new Pioneer(R) brand soybean varieties offer growers protection against yield-robbing pests such as soybean cyst nematode, Phytophthora root rot, sudden death syndrome and brown stem rot.
"We continue to raise the bar on all of the agronomic traits," says Don Schafer, Pioneer senior product line manager - soybeans. "A significant number of the new Pioneer varieties offer both Phytophthora and SCN resistance."
The new varieties offer yield plus agronomic stability and pest resistance in one package.
Nineteen of the new Pioneer soybean varieties contain the Roundup Ready(R) gene and offer impressive performance and yield protection, Pioneer said.
"More Midwest growers now have access to Peking as well the PI 88788 source - which has been the predominate source of resistance in most Midwest varieties," notes Schafer. "Pioneer is the only company offering elite high-yielding varieties with Peking resistance. 92M75 provides soybean growers with another tool in their battle against SCN. Plant it in fields where varieties with PI 88788 as the SCN source have begun to provide less-than-adequate SCN protection."
"93M13 is a nice companion product to 93M11 in western Iowa and Nebraska," says Schafer. "It offers strong agronomics and can stand up to the hilly terrain and drought conditions found in those areas."
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of DuPont, is the world's leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics, crop protection solutions and quality crop systems to customers in nearly 70 countries. DuPont is a science-based products and services company.
SOURCE: Pioneer Hi-Bred International news release.