Soybeans

Growers appreciate the consistent top performance of Pioneer® brand soybean varieties. That's why they've planted more acres to Pioneer soybeans than any other brand for over 20 years running.

Hybrid/Brand
Technology
SCN Resistance Source
Heat Units
Relative Maturity
P0007A43R R NA 2200 000
P000A87R R NA 2275 000
P001T34R R NA 2300 001
P002A19X RR2X NA 2325 002
P002A63R R NA 2325 002
P002T04R R NA 2325 002
P005A27X RR2X NA 2400 005
P005T13R R NA 2400 005
P006T46R R NA 2425 006
P006T78R R NA 2425 006
P007A90R R NA 2450 007
P008T22R2 RR2Y NA 2475 008
P008T70R R NA 2475 008

IMPORTANT

Trait rating scores provide key information useful in selection and management of Pioneer® brand products in your area. Information and ratings are based on comparisons with other Pioneer brand products, not competitive products.  Information and scores are assigned by DuPont Pioneer Research Managers. Scores are based on period-of-years testing through 2014 harvest and were the latest available at time of publishing. Some scores may change after 2015 harvest.  Scores represent an average of performance data across areas of adaptation, multiple growing conditions, and a wide range of both climate and soil types, and may not predict future results. All products within a corn hybrid family receive the same score unless observations indicate a significant difference. Individual product responses are variable and subject to a variety of environmental, disease and pest pressures.  Please use this information as only one component of your product positioning decision. Refer to www.pioneer.com or contact a Pioneer sales representative for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer brand product.

NUMERIC RATINGS

9 = Excellent; 1 = Poor; Blank = Insufficient Data or variety not tested for that particular trait.

HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

Varieties with the glyphosate tolerant trait (including those designated by the letter “R” in the product number) contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate herbicides. Glyphosate herbicides will kill

crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Varieties with the Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® (RR2Y) trait contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.  LL — Contains the LibertyLink® gene for resistance to Liberty® herbicide. NOTE: A soybean variety with a herbicide resistance trait does not confer resistance to all herbicides. Spraying herbicides not labelled for a specific soybean variety will result in severe plant injury or plant death. Always read and follow herbicide label directions. (-) = Variety does not contain a herbicide resistant gene.

Genuity®, Roundup®, Roundup Ready® and Roundup Ready 2 Yield® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC used under license.  Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer.

 

SCN RESISTANCE SOURCE

There are three sources of genetic resistance to SCN currently deployed in the marketplace: PI88788; PI548402 (also known as Peking); and PI437654 (also known as Hartwig).

RELATIVE MATURITY

Shows the relative maturity group rating, with the first digit representing the general maturity group, and the second digit showing relative maturity within the group on a scale of 0 to 9, with 0 early and 9 late. For example, a soybean variety with a relative maturity rating of 17 would be a mid-late variety in Group I maturity.

FIELD EMERGENCE

Rating based on speed and strength of emergence in sub-optimal temperatures. 1-3 = Below Average; 4-6 = Average; 7-9 = Excellent.

PHYTOPHTHORA RESISTANCE GENE

(-) = No specific gene for resistance. 1a = Provides resistance to races 1-2, 10-11, 13-18, 24. 1c =Provides resistance to races 1-3, 6-11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28-30, 32, 34, 36. 1k = Provides resistance to races 1-11, 13-15, 17, 18, 21-24, 26, 36, 37. 6 = Provides resistance to races 1-4, 10, 12, 14-16, 18-21, 25, 28, 33-35.

PHYTOPHTHORA FIELD TOLERANCE

Varieties with high tolerance scores have demonstrated an ability to thrive in the presence of Phytophthora races to which they lack specific resistance. In some varieties, tolerance is expressed only after the early seedling growth stage, making such varieties susceptible to damping off during emergence and early seed growth.

WHITE MOLD

Scores based on Pioneer research observations of comparative white mold tolerance among various soybean varieties across multiple locations and years. All varieties are capable of developing white mold symptoms under severe infestations. To our knowledge, there are no totally resistant varieties in the industry. However, differences exist in the ability of varieties to tolerate white mold (i.e., the rate at which the infection develops and the extent of damage it causes). These scores reflect those differences.

SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE [SCN]

Resistance to each of the major SCN races is scored on a 1-9 scale. 9 = Excellent resistance; 8-7 = Very good resistance; 6 = Good resistance; 5 = Average resistance; 4 = Below average resistance; 3-2 = Susceptible; 1 = Highly susceptible; to the specific race indicated.

APHID ANTIBIOSIS

A type of resistance that measures the plant’s ability to naturally reduce the rate of growth, survival and reproduction of soybean aphids on soybean plants. Antibiosis is measured by comparing the rate of aphid reproduction on different varieties. Since no varieties currently on the market offer complete resistance to aphids, growers should use these antibiosis ratings as a pest management tool (not a variety selection tool) to help determine field scouting and insecticide application priorities. “E” = exceptional, “AA” = above average, “A” = average and “BA” = below average antibiosis ratings. For example, varieties with exceptional ratings display much lower aphid reproduction compared to varieties with average and below average ratings.

CANOPY WIDTH

9 = Extremely bushy; 1 = Very narrow.

SHATTERING

9 = Excellent tolerance to shattering; 1 = Poor tolerance to shattering.

PLANT HEIGHT FOR MATURITY

9= Tall; 1 = Short.

SEED SIZE RANGE

Expressed in seeds per pound under normal growing conditions. Range is calculated over multiple years and locations. Since seed size may vary by growing season and region, check the "seeds/pound" information printed on the bag for actual seed count.