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Posted 3 November 2005. PMN Crop News.

Pioneer Introduces 22 New Soybean Varieties for 2006 Season

"M-Series" varieties offer improved resistance to SCN and Phytophthora, plus improved tolerance to SDS and iron chlorosis

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Des Moines, Iowa (October 20, 2005) – Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., is introducing 22 new "M-Series" soybean varieties for the 2006 planting season. Leading the way are Pioneer® brand soybean varieties with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and Phytophthora root rot as well as tolerance to sudden death syndrome (SDS) and iron chlorosis.


The varieties range in maturity from Group 00 for northern growing areas to Group VI for the southern U.S. All of the varieties contain the Roundup Ready gene.

"The 2006 offering fills a continued need to manage today's insect and disease challenges," says Don Schafer, soybean product line manager for Pioneer. "Our 'M-Series' varieties combine these traits with outstanding yield potential."

Pioneer variety 90M91, for example, is a late Group 0 variety with good white mold tolerance and the 1k Phytophthora multirace resistance gene. Pioneer variety 91M70 is a mid-late Group I maturity soybean with Phytophthora resistance plus good tolerance to SDS.

Early Group II Pioneer variety 92M01 offers excellent SCN resistance, solid brown stem rot (BSR) and Phytophthora field tolerance, and good SDS tolerance. Along with outstanding yield potential, Pioneer variety 92M61 also features SCN resistance. This mid-Group II variety also has good BSR tolerance.

Pioneer variety 93M01 is a new low linolenic soybean that will be available in select geographies for contract production only in 2006. This early Group III variety displays strong Phytophthora field tolerance and good tolerance to SDS.

A mid-Group III maturity soybean, Pioneer variety 93M42 has very good SDS tolerance. This new variety also shows good white mold tolerance plus resistance to SCN.

Pioneer variety 94M80 is another variety with outstanding yield potential. The late Group IV soybean offers SCN resistance along with excellent tolerance to SDS and very good Phytophthora field tolerance.

Visit your local Pioneer sales professional for more information on these and other new Pioneer soybean varieties suited to your area for 2006.


Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Jerry Harrington

800-247-6803, ext. 6908