Corteva Agriscience and Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. have recently announced an exclusive agreement aimed at advancing the availability of biological solutions in Europe. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in meeting the growing demand for natural-based agricultural products and supporting sustainable farming practices.
Corteva Agriscience, a global agriculture company, is dedicated to providing farmers with a wide range of sustainable solutions to enhance productivity and profitability. By partnering with Bioceres Crop Solutions, Corteva aims to address societal and political demands for environmentally friendly products while fulfilling its mission to deliver innovative solutions that bring value to the farm.
The agreement between Corteva Agriscience and Bioceres Crop Solutions will focus on expediting the regulatory processes necessary for introducing a cutting-edge bioinsecticide developed by Bioceres’ subsidiary, Pro Farm, to the European market. This bioinsecticide offers exceptional efficacy, comparable to conventional insecticides, making it suitable for mainstream agriculture. The target crops include corn, cereals, sunflower, and rape seeds. Once the necessary registrations are secured, Corteva Agriscience will exclusively distribute the product in Europe through its Seed Applied Technologies team. Furthermore, Corteva will apply the technology to its Pioneer® brand seed products.
In addition to the bioinsecticide, Corteva Agriscience will continue commercializing Pro Farm’s Lumidapt™, a growth nutrition seed treatment for various crops. Lumidapt™ helps farmers improve crop yield and resilience by providing essential nutrients during the early stages of plant growth.
The collaboration between Corteva Agriscience and Bioceres Crop Solutions is well-timed, as there is a growing demand for effective solutions with improved environmental profiles in Europe. The regulatory environment is becoming more stringent, and farmers are increasingly seeking new and innovative products to combat pests and diseases that can damage their yields. Pro Farm, with its extensive portfolio of biologically based solutions, is well-positioned to address these needs. By leveraging Corteva Agriscience’s footprint and experience, this partnership will bring the latest innovations from Pro Farm to farmers in the region.
Jean-Philippe Riffat, the EMEA Marketing Leader at Corteva Agriscience, reiterated the company’s commitment to providing farmers with sustainable solutions that promote productivity and profitability. Corteva’s acquisitions of Symborg and Stoller reflect its dedication to investing in biologicals and solidify its position as a global leader in this segment. The company’s Seed Applied Technologies, such as Pro Farm’s Lumidapt™, involve directly treating the seed, ensuring that crops get off to the best start possible while reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture.
Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOX) focuses on developing and commercializing productivity solutions that regenerate agricultural ecosystems and increase crop resilience to climate change. Their solutions incentivize farmers and stakeholders to adopt environmentally friendly production practices. Bioceres has a unique biotech platform with patented technologies for seeds, microbial ag-inputs, and next-generation crop nutrition and protection solutions. Through its HB4® program, the company is also introducing digital solutions that support growers’ decisions and provide end-to-end traceability for production outputs.
Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a publicly traded global pure-play agriculture company that combines innovation, customer engagement, and operational execution to address the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. The company’s unique distribution strategy, along with its diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services, enables it to generate market preference. Corteva is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers while collaborating with stakeholders across the food system to enrich the lives of both producers and consumers. With its dedication to long-term progress, Corteva strives to leave a positive impact on future generations.
The exclusive agreement between Corteva Agriscience and Bioceres Crop Solutions represents a significant milestone in the advancement of biological solutions in European agriculture. By bringing together their expertise and resources, the two companies are poised to address the increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural products. This collaboration not only benefits farmers by providing them with innovative solutions but also contributes to the long-term viability and resilience of agricultural ecosystems.
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