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Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment - Soybeans

Loading your Pioneer® brand soybeans with the protection of the Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment offering will help ensure your seed investment is well covered when it needs it most.

Field-Tested Proven Yield Benefit

Elite DuPont Pioneer genetics combined with Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment help soybeans get off to a strong, healthy start, especially in less-than-ideal growing environments.

2013/14 PPST soybean research trials
  • In 2013/14 research trials, the Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment offering boosted soybean performance by 4.5 bushel/acre versus untreated soybean varieties in responsive environments.1

Better Emergence and Stands

Untreated soybeans.   Treated soybeans with Pioneer Premium Soybean Seed Treatment.
  • Seed & seedling protection when you need it most.
  • Strong, healthy plants help ward off early season insect & disease issues.
  • Helps growers planting earlier into cool, wet soils or high residues.

Unique Combination of Best-In-Class Seed-Applied Technologies

  • DuPont Pioneer tests and integrates seed-applied technologies from DuPont and across the industry to provide a superior seed treatment offering.
  • Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment is a proprietary offering of biological, fungicide and insecticide treatments that promote soybean growth and vigor.

Industry-Leading Seed Treatment Research

DuPont Pioneer conducts seed treatment trials across more than 400 locations and 65,000 plots each year to identify the best combination of seed-applied technologies for our customers.

2015 DuPont Pioneer seed treatment testing locations.

2015 DuPont Pioneer seed treatment testing locations.

  • Seed treatments are tested in the areas where we sell seed to confirm the Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment offering is providing customers the protection they need.
  • DuPont Integrated Seed Science Centers run treatment formulations through hundreds of tests across temperature and humidity extremes to help optimize seed flow, plantability and reduce dust-off.

Introducing ILeVO® Fungicide

  • Fungicide seed treatment for control of sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soil-borne nematodes such as soybean cyst and root knot nematodes.
Yield Increase in SDS Environments / Increase in SDS Tolerance Scores

Enhanced Plant Health and Vigor


See your Pioneer sales professional for help in selecting the right varieties and treatment package to make the most from your soybean acres.

1 Yield data is derived from 2013-14 DuPont Pioneer seed treatment research trials where 82 of 139 locations showed a positive yield response. Average yield of those plots showing a positive response was 4.5 bu/acre.

2 Seed & seedling disease protection provided by fungicide components of Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment: Allegiance® and EverGol® Energy fungicides.

3 Early-season insect protection provided by insecticide component of Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment: Gaucho® insecticide.

4 Data collected from 80 research locations. Tolerance scores increases were in varieties rated 4-7 for SDS tolerance. DuPont Pioneer seed treatment agronomy research trials were conducted in moderate to heavy SDS/SCN pressure locations over a three-year period (2012-2014).


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  • Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment offerings will help ensure your seed investment is well covered when it needs it most.