DuPont Pioneer has announced a new family of soybean varieties to replace their Y series. Don Schafer, senior marketing manager, says the T series will be available in limited quantity in 2013 with full rollout in 2014. Available in seven maturity groups, T Series products represent the largest number of soybean varieties advanced in a single year by Pioneer. The new T Series varieties succeed the popular Pioneer Y Series soybeans introduced several years ago. Schafer says this new series will contain greater defensive traits as well as improved yields, “There are 5 new products with the LibertyLink® gene, 2 new varieties with the Roundup STS stack, 34 of these products carry the Roundup Ready gene, 32 are resistant to soybean cyst nematode, and 24 have a major Phytophthora-resistant gene.” There are 39 new products in the T series. “The next generation T Series soybean products provides growers a total package that helps them gain the most from every acre,” said Schafer. Initially about 30% of the Pioneer lineup will consist of the T series.
Schafer told a press briefing on Wednesday these new varieties were developed using Pioneer AYT process, “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.” Employing environment-specific markers to help optimize yields by geography, 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.
For more information about T Series soybean products from Pioneer, see your sales professional or go to www.pioneer.com.
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