DuPont Pioneer has introduced its new sorghum hybrids for 2015. This company news release says the new offerings give growers strong yield potential, improved agronomic performance, a wide range of defensive trait packages, and adaptability to both irrigated and dryland acres.
Pioneer® hybrid 83P56 – a medium full-grain sorghum hybrid available in south and central Texas. The product provides improved standability with excellent root and stalk strength, in addition to above-average head exertion and a defensive trait package that fights pests such as downy mildew and sugarcane aphid.
Pioneer® hybrid 83P73 – a new grain sorghum hybrid with excellent yield potential, adapted for both irrigated and dryland acres in south and central Texas. It has good defensive agronomic traits and brings improved harvest standability into the current sorghum lineup.
Pioneer® hybrid 84P72 – provides strong yield potential and above-average stalks with acceptable root lodging resistance for its maturity, and is available in the High Plains regions of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. This hybrid has demonstrated strong drought tolerance, above-average cold emergence and good tolerance to fusarium rot.
The company points out that Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids recently won three of seven first-place finishes and nine of the 21 national categories in the 2014 National Sorghum Producers Yield and Management Contest. In addition, Pioneer is currently working on hybrids that are non- or low-tillering, precision phenotyping for reduction in stress-induced lodging, and disease management.