DuPont Pioneer this week announced the availability of four new Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic trait for the 2014 planting season.
The new Plenish products are part of maturity Group III for planting in the lower central Corn Belt. In 2013 Indiana and Ohio research trials, all four new products offered yield and agronomic performance equal to other elite Pioneer brand soybean products, the company says.
The new varieties have traits that tackle Soybean Cyst Nematode, Sudden Death Syndrome and Phytophthora Root Rot.
• Pioneer variety P31T96PR SCN, PRR 1C gene, SDS tolerance
• P33T34PR -- SCN, SDS tolerance, PRR field tolerance
• P34T90PR -- SCN, PRR 1K gene, PRR field tolerance, SDS tolerance
• P35T66PR -- SCN, PRR 1K gene, SDS tolerance
"Plenish high oleic soybeans offer growers the yield, pest resistance and strong agronomic package they expect," says Steve Schnebly, DuPont Pioneer senior research manager for soybeans. "Growers can also count on receiving both high yields and a processor-paid premium for managing these identity-preserved products."
Pioneer is working with the major soybean processors, including ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Perdue AgriBusiness Inc. to produce Plenish oil. All Plenish soybeans are currently grown under contract with local soybean processors. The Plenish high oleic trait is approved in the U.S. and 94% of the U.S. export markets, the only major exception being the EU.
High oleic soybean varieties are helping soybean growers recapture a vegetable oil market that needs a highly stable oil, and also is moving away from trans fats. FDA has proposed eliminating trans fats in the nation's food supply, thereby diminishing the demand for traditional soybean oil.
Plenish high oleic soybean oil has an oleic content (Omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid) of approximately 75%, the highest of any soybean under commercial development. As a result, Plenish soybean oil has high heat stability, which is an advantage in frying and in the manufacture of baked goods, DuPont Pioneer says.
Its use also extends the shelf life of manufactured baked goods, and has excellent heat and oxidative stability in high-temperature industrial applications, such as oils and chemicals.
For more information, visit www.plenish.com.
Source: DuPont Pioneer