Pioneer introduced a diverse new class of 87 corn and soybean seed products to the U.S. market for 2022. Of those, 37 are soybeans.
These advancements, powered by elite genetics derived from the Corteva Agriscience global germplasm library, build on the strong agronomic characteristics and yield potential of previous classes, according to a news release.
“Our approach to product development puts farmers’ needs at the forefront. First, our breeders search and screen one of the world’s largest germplasm libraries to develop products capable of performing in a variety of conditions and environments,” Judd O’Connor, president, U.S. commercial business, Corteva Agriscience, said in the release.
“We rigorously test promising hybrids and varieties across multiple years, including pre-commercial IMPACT (Intensively Managed Product Advancement Characterization and Testing) trials before choosing only the top-performing products for the Pioneer brand.”
A-Series soybeans with the Enlist E3 trait
The launch of Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans with the Enlist E3 trait offers new varieties that combine the genetics of Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans, the company’s highest-yielding varieties, with Enlist herbicide trait technology. Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies jointly developed and own the transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3 soybeans.
In extensive 2021 testing and trials across geographies, A-Series soybeans with the Enlist E3 trait delivered a 2 bushels per acre yield advantage compared to competitors.
In all, Pioneer is advancing 37 new soybean products in 2022, most with the Enlist E3 soybean trait, covering a broad range of maturities from 00.5 to 7.0. Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans, which are specifically developed to push yield boundaries and help maximize productivity, feature 32 varieties, including:
• 28 varieties of Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans with the Enlist E3 trait.
• 2 Pioneer brand Plenish high-oleic soybean varieties — specialty soybeans that offer a way for farmers to help meet rising consumer demand for healthier cooking oils.
• 2 conventional soybean varieties, which provide more choices to farmers in specialty soybean markets.