Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, will sell its soybean products by seed count per unit, rather than by weight. The change begins this fall for varieties sold throughout Canada and the U.S. for the 2013 planting season. The number of soybean seeds sold per unit by Pioneer will be 140,000.

Pioneer customers will benefit from buying by seed count with a simplified and more accurate means of planning their soybean crop.

“Pioneer’s move to consistent seed count packaging is in direct response to our customers’ wants and needs, providing greater ease and accuracy of field-by-field planting,” says Ian Grant, president, Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited.

Prior to this change, Pioneer sold soybean seeds by weight (fifty pounds of seed equals one unit). Soybean seeds can potentially vary in size, based on genetics and growing conditions, affecting the number of seeds per unit.


Pioneer brand soybeans will continue to be sold in traditional paper bags, PROBOX units and jumbo bags, as well as through PROBulk systems. PD

—From Pioneer Hi-Bred