DuPont Pioneer announced 12 new Pioneer brand T Series soybean varieties with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology that will be available for pre-ordering this fall in the United States. The products are being made available for pre-orders in anticipation of a commercial launch of the trait for 2016 planting, pending applicable regulatory reviews.

"Pioneer brand soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology will provide farmers an improved way to manage tough-to-control weeds while delivering the outstanding yield and service they expect from Pioneer,” said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer vice president, regional director – U.S. & Canada.

Soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology will enable applications of labeled dicamba herbicides, pending herbicide registration, as well as glyphosate herbicides. Dicamba herbicides will provide farmers a new way to manage tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds such as waterhemp, marestail and palmer amaranth.

“DuPont Pioneer sales, agronomy and seed production teams have been gearing up to launch the new trait in Pioneer soybeans,” said Reno. “We will have the agronomic data to help our customers get the right products on the right acres to meet their needs and the product volumes to support what we anticipate to be the largest soybean product launch in our history.”

Soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology are approved for food, feed and cultivation in the United States and Canada. Sale and delivery of Pioneer brand soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology will be completed once applicable regulatory reviews are concluded.

Reno noted that if Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology is not commercially launched in time for the 2016 crop year, Pioneer expects to have good supply of other elite soybean varieties to meet the needs of its customers who have pre-ordered varieties with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ technology.

Pioneer continues to evaluate new varieties in local field trials and anticipates expanding its lineup of available varieties later this fall as harvest and agronomic data is evaluated. Farmers are encouraged to talk to their Pioneer sales professional about varieties available in their area.