SPENCER -DuPont Pioneer, a leader in soybean seed sales, has recently announced it will be expanding its product offerings with a new line of soybeans.
Don Schafer, DuPont Pioneer senior marketing manager for soybeans, said the new line of soybean products, the T Series, will be introduced in limited quantities through trials and plots and will have a full volume launch in time for the 2014 growing season.
Schafer said the new products will be positioned in plots throughout Iowa beginning this spring, allowing producers to see the new soybeans firsthand and eventually get to take a look at all of the data when they are harvested this fall.
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DuPont Pioneer will expand its product offerings with a new line of soybeans. The T Series products will be positioned in plots throughout Iowa beginning this spring.
The new T Series varieties succeed Pioneer's Y Series of soybeans that were introduced several years ago.
"We previously had the Y Series, and this class is similar," said Schafer. "The T Series is large with great performance in the marketplace shown through four years of trials."
The new series includes 39 new products, which is the largest number of soybean advancements by Pioneer in a single year, and was developed, Schafer said, through DuPont Pioneer's Accelerated Yield Technology process.
"The next generation T Series soybean products provides growers a total package that helps them gain 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."
According to DuPont Pioneer, 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.
Schafer said the AYT process helps bring products to the marketplace quicker, with better traits and higher yielding soybeans as well.
The T Series of soybeans will consist of 34 varieties that will carry the Roundup Ready gene; 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-resistant and 29 carry a major Phytophthora-resistant gene.
The T Series was also developed with feedback from producers.
DuPont Pioneer teams, he said have worked locally with growers, developing a product to fit their needs.
Schafer suggests producers continue to contact and work alongside their local DuPont Pioneer dealer, discussing issues they have in their fields, in order to get them the right product for their acres.