Plenish® High Oleic Soybeans
Health-conscious consumers expect foods with labels that say 0g trans fat. Food manufacturers and restaurants are transitioning to oils that can meet this demand without sacrificing performance - or the taste that keeps their customers coming back. Farmers want a soybean with strong agronomics and increased demand. Enter Plenish® high oleic soybeans - a Pioneer® brand soybean with a healthier oil profile and increased oil stability. Plenish high oleic soybean oil has 0g trans fat, less saturated fat and the highest amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat available in soy. With the abundant supply of soybean acres in North America and the solid yields and agronomics of Pioneer® brand soybeans, Plenish will be a cost-effective and sustainable trans fat solution.
Plenish high oleic soybeans at a glance
- A cost-effective, sustainable soy-based trans fat solution
- Elite Pioneer soybean agronomics and defensive traits
- Numerous applications from french fries to baked goods and more
Industry Collaborates for Farmer Benefit
High oleic soybeans offer U.S. soybean farmers an opportunity to regain lost food-oil demand and expand into new markets, creating strong, long-term profit potential. The soybean industry’s goal is for farmers to plant 18 million acres of high oleic soybeans by 2023. The soy checkoff, Pioneer and other members of the soy value chain – from farmers to seed companies and processors – have committed to making this goal a reality. Help bring this innovation to life by growing high oleic soybeans. Review more information about the high oleic soybean growth initiative.
A healthier soybean oil profile
Plenish® high oleic soybean oil offers consumer nutrition benefits with broad applications. It represents a soy-based trans fat solution for food companies and restaurants, with the taste consumers prefer.
- a healthier oil with increased functionality
- 0g trans fat and the highest amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (oleic acid) available in soybeans under commercial development
- 20% less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil and 75% less than palm oil
- Linolenic content of less than 3% for increased oil stability
The high oleic content means oil created from Plenish will be exceptionally stable for increased shelf life and high heat stability for frying. And, this stability is achieved without the hydrogenation that produces trans fat. This enhanced oil profile is the reason why Plenish offers consumer nutrition benefits and more stability than alternative oils.
As consumer and food industry demand for healthier ingredients continues to grow, opportunities to maximize the profit potential of your soybean acres grow with it. That's why more soybean growers are turning to the innovation experts at Pioneer with products such as Plenish® high oleic soybeans.
High-yield and solid pest-resistance
Created with elite genetics and cutting-edge technologies, the new Plenish® high oleic soybeans are part of the next generation Pioneer T Series soybeans that are taking performance to the next level. Field testing indicates farmers growing Plenish can expect yields comparable with other Pioneer® brand soybean varieties. Plenish high oleic soybeans feature strong agronomics and defensive traits including SCN resistance, Phytophthora resistance and SDS tolerance - all within a broad range of maturities.
While specific incentives are set by the oilseed processors, Plenish growers can anticipate incentives from the processor on par with other identity preserved specialty soybean oil programs. Learn more about contracting programs by clicking on the "Contracting" tab above.
Growing Plenish High Oleic Soybeans Can Produce Higher Income Per Acre
|Calculation||Income Potential Per Acre*|
|Grain Income||72.9 bu/A x $9.00/bu||$656.10|
|Premium Income||72.7 bu/A x $0.45/bu||$32.71|
|Income Opportunity with Plenish High Oleic Soybeans||$687.02|
*Income/acre data based upon 88 observations across six Pioneer IMPACT™ trial locations in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in 2016-2017. Elite commodity soybean varieties produced an average yield of 72.9 bu/A and Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic varieties yielded 72.7 bu/A. Income calculations assume $9/bu commodity price and $0.45/bu contractor-paid Plenish high oleic soybean premium. Premium value is the average of contractor-paid premiums offered across the Mid-Atlantic.
Pioneer is working with grain elevators and soybean processors to make growing Plenish® high oleic soybeans a farmer- friendly experience.
Adding value throughout the supply chain
Plenish high oleic soybean oil will be "identity preserved" from seed production through refined oil delivered to end-users. Similar systems are in place throughout the vegetable oil industry and their effectiveness is proven. The value at each stage of the supply chain is directly related to the ability to keep high oleic soybean oil separate from commodity soybean and other vegetable oils as a breakdown of the IP system would adversely affect the value of the oil. All participants in the Plenish supply chain are financially motivated to maintain the integrity of the IP system.
What's different about growing high oleic soybeans?
Pioneer's Plenish high oleic soybeans will be managed under identity preserved contracting programs. Contract growers will receive a processor-paid incentive for producing and delivering high oleic identity preserved soybeans.
Make deliveries the same way you always have
Processors and elevators participating in the contracting programs are working to make the marketing and delivery experience for Plenish high oleic soybeans as close to commodity as possible to maintain grower satisfaction with the program.
Pioneer will also work with processors and elevators to provide near infrared (NIR) grain assay technology to monitor the grain stream so the oil's ultimate composition can be verified at the time of delivery.
Simple, easy-to-follow process to maintain high oleic specifications
- Clean seed hopper/boxes prior to planting Plenish soybean varieties
- Mark fields where planting of Plenish soybean varieties begins and ends
- Run combine empty with engine prior to and after harvesting Plenish soybeans
- Clean storage bins, trucks and wagons prior to handling Plenish soybeans to maintain purity
Plenish® high oleic soybeans are grown and marketed under identity preserved contracting programs. Growers will receive a processor-paid incentive for producing and segregating high oleic soybeans.
Processors and elevators participating in the contracting programs are working to make the grower experience as simple and easy as possible, with the added benefit of an incentive.
Plenish contracting programs are available with the following processors and elevators.
- ADM - Frankfort, IN area (PDF 308 KB)
- AGP - Hastings, NE area (PDF 415 KB)
- CHS - Fairmont, MN area (PDF 303 KB)
- Perdue - Salisbury, MD area (PDF 325 KB)
Contact your local Pioneer sales professional for more information.
Be an industry leader
Be an early adopter to realize the opportunity and value high oleic soybeans brings to the entire soybean supply chain - from growers like you all the way to consumer's tables.
"We need to embrace the high oleic trait technology now because the food industry is asking for this product. We can recapture some of the edible oil market and create demand for our soybean oil. The greater the demand - the higher price per bushel." - John Motter, Ohio soybean farmer and a farmer-leader for the United Soybean Board.
What Growers Are Saying About Plenish
"In Delaware for the state soybean contest, a Plenish bean actually won it in 2014. So if you want to look at it that way, it was the best yielding bean in the state."
"On our end, as long as our combine is clean at harvest and our planters are clean when we plant, we don’t really have any issues. They offer us a 50-cent per bushel premium for the beans we deliver to the grainery."
"We planted some Plenish beans in 2014, and in 2015 we converted all of our soybean acres. The Plenish beans yield as good as or better than other soybeans. In 2014 they were better than our commodity beans, which is one of the reasons we switched to all Plenish beans.”
"The Plenish varieties that have done really well for us in 2014 and 2015 were outshone by some of the new varieties that did even better. I was very impressed with our top Plenish variety, 33T34PR. Our top field yield was 69 bushels to the acre. We had too much rain, which makes these yields even more impressive. Our overall average was 56 bushels."
"With prices the way they are, that processor paid premium is a real plus. If you can store them until after January 1, it’s a 50-cent premium. If you deliver in the fall, it’s 40 cents. It’s a good premium for having great-yielding beans."
"We didn't see much difference between Plenish and the other varieties. They all seemed to do a good job this year. Now we get an extra premium when we deliver, which is definitely going to benefit this year. And we are not seeing a yield drag, so it’s been working out well for us. We are going to continue to plant Plenish and looking forward to a good future with it."