Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer Hi-Bred 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, sudden death syndrome, Phytophthora root rot and iron chlorosis, it was announced.

"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, according to Pioneer. The class consists of 20 products with SCN resistance, five low linolenic products, and one non-GMO product.

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