Those who stop by the Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net display at the Ohio Power Show this weekend can test out the performance of Plenish in the complimentary popcorn. The oil makes great (and healthier) popcorn and the soybeans have been performing well in Ohio fields, despite challenging growing conditions. The popcorn was grown at the Farm Science Review site in Madison County and provided by Farm Science Review staff.
“I’ve had great success with Plenish high oleic soybeans,” said John Motter, director, United Soybean Board and chair of the Ohio Soybean Council. “During this year’s harvest my Plenish soybeans yielded higher than my overall farm average at 55 bushels an acre, and agronomic performance was outstanding.”
Pioneer launched the high oleic soybean trait in its industry-leading lineup of Pioneer brand Y Series soybean varieties, with key defensive and agronomic traits such as soybean cyst nematode resistance, phytophthora and sudden death syndrome tolerance, and excellent field emergence and harvest standability.
“I grew Plenishhigh oleic soybeans on my farm in 2011 and was very happy with the overall yields,” said Lawrence Onweller, soybean farmer near Delta, Ohio. “The Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybean variety 93Y30 (RR) I grew on my farm endured some very tough conditions throughout the growing season with a very wet spring and dry summer. With the combination of Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment and the Plenish variety’s strong emergence, 93Y30 survived northwest Ohio’s tough spring conditions and soil crusting. Plenish high oleic soybeans were performing on par with other commercial varieties in the area and were above my five-year farm average.”
Pioneer will continue to work closely with growers who are trained in growing specialty crops under identity preserved conditions in targeted geographies based on processor collaboration to produce the high oleic soybeans for continued product testing. Pioneer currently is collaborating with ADM in central Indiana, Bunge in northwest Ohio and Zeeland Farm Services in Michigan on contract production programs.
Plenish high oleic soybeans from Pioneer contain the highest oleic content (more than 75%) of any soybean product under commercial development. This significantly increases the stability of the oil and provides greater flexibility in food applications. Plenish high oleic soybean oil has 0 grams of trans fat per serving and 20% less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil, making it a more attractive ingredient for consumer food products. Power Show visitors can see the oil in action first hand this weekend by stopping by for some popcorn.