DuPont Pioneer announced today that it will offer 56 new high yield potential Pioneer® brand A-Series soybean products for growers in the U.S. and Canada in 2018. This new class of outstanding varieties builds the overall performance advantage for the 110 Pioneer brand A-series soybeans commercialized in the past two seasons to 2.0 bu/acre. This lead was measured in more than 42,000 on-farm comparisons against competitive varieties ranging in maturity from groups 000 to 7.
“The new 2018 class builds upon the game-changing performance of the A-Series soybean lineup, which has the highest yield potential of any line we’ve ever introduced,” said Judd O’Connor, DuPont Pioneer North America Region leader. “Not only do we have the yield-leading lineup with A-Series soybeans, but also the most comprehensive soybean offering to meet grower needs for weed, pest and disease control.”
The newest class of elite Pioneer brand A-series soybeans includes multiple weed control traits in locally adapted varieties, including:
“Our goal is to create value for soybean growers and end-users,” said Paul Stephens, Senior Research Director, North America Soybean Product Development. “Pioneer®brand A-Series soybeans are developed by the industry’s most extensive localized soybean breeding and testing network using our proprietary Accelerated Yield Technology 4.0 advanced breeding approach. This enables us to produce high yield potential products with the agronomic traits growers need, faster than ever before.”
Additional highlights of the 2018 class of Pioneer brand A-series soybeans include:
*Metribuzin, rimsulfuron, and all PPO herbicides can injure soybeans when applied after emergence. Crop injury can also occur when metribuzin or PPO-treated soils are splashed onto soybean stems, cotyledons, or foliage. Always read and follow herbicide label directions.
Source: DuPont Pioneer
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