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Pioneer Hi-Bred Introduces 33 New Soybean Products for 2012

New varieties deliver high performance, agronomics and defensive traits


DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 8, 2011 – Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has added 33 new soybean products to its lineup for 2012 to provide growers improved traits and yield-boosting qualities.

“Pioneer soybean breeders focus on delivering strong agronomic traits paired with top-end yield potential,” says Don Schafer, Pioneer senior marketing manager for soybeans. “Pioneer continues to deliver products that meet growers’ needs on a field-by-field basis, targeting the right product for the right acre.”

New Pioneer® brand soybean products range from Group 00 through mid-Group V. New varieties with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and brown stem rot lead the soybean product lineup for 2012. Also in the lineup are a non-glyphosate resistance variety and four Plenish™ high oleic soybean varieties.

Key products in this year’s lineup include the following:

  • 900Y61 (RR) is a new leader well-suited for the northern Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota, and into Manitoba, Canada. It provides Phytophthora resistance with the Rps1c gene, along with outstanding iron deficiency chlorosis and moderate white mold protection. Additionally, it has outstanding harvest standability.
  • 92Y75 (RR) is a high-performance product for the central U.S., with resistance to SCN and Phytophthora. This product also provides good tolerance to sudden death syndrome and brown stem rot.
  • 93Y15 (RR), an early Group III product, has resistance to SCN, Phytophthora root rot and frogeye leaf spot. Additionally, this product displays solid tolerance to brown stem rot.
  • 94Y50 (RR) is a mid-Group IV maturity leader with exceptional field emergence and harvest standability across a wide range of soils including drought-prone. It features SCN resistance and favorable Phytophthora field tolerance.
  • 95Y10 (RR), a new leader in early Group V, displays very good sudden death syndrome tolerance plus excellent field emergence and harvest standability. It also provides SCN resistance.

Through targeted contract opportunities, Pioneer offers growers in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan four new Plenish™ high oleic soybean varieties: 92Y54 (RR), 92Y61 (RR), 93Y23 (RR) and 93Y30 (RR). These Y Series soybeans feature strong agronomic traits and high yield potential for growers. “At Pioneer, we consistently deliver soybean products with traits growers want and need,” Schafer says.

For more information about these varieties and others suited for your area, contact your local Pioneer sales professional or visit www.pioneer.com/soybeans.

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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11/8/2011

Contact:
Jerry Harrington
800-247-6803, ext. 56908
jerry.harrington@pioneer.com

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