Corteva Agriscience, a leading agriculture company, has announced its plan to commercially launch Vorceed Enlist corn products to help farmers better manage their corn rootworm acres while providing the added benefit of controlling late-season emerged broadleaf weed pressures. Vorceed Enlist corn technology will be available to U.S. farmers through the exclusive Corteva Horizon Network in areas of high corn rootworm pressure in the Corn Belt. This new technology will give farmers more flexibility in managing their crops and enable them to achieve better yields with less stress.
Corteva’s corn portfolio includes advanced biotech trait options, best-in-class seed treatments, and elite genetics. The new Corteva Horizon Network will first give select farmers in the United States access to emerging products and technologies across several Corteva seed brands, such as Pioneer seeds, Dairyland Seed, and Brevant seeds. This move builds on the success of the PhytoGen Horizon Network and aims to provide farmers with a competitive advantage in managing their crops. With Vorceed Enlist corn products, farmers can look forward to more efficient and sustainable farming practices that enhance their yields while reducing their environmental impact.
Genetically Modified Corn Not Approved Everywhere
According to recent reports from the New York Times, the Biden administration plans to take the initial steps toward challenging a ban on shipments of genetically modified corn from the United States to Mexico, which could potentially disrupt millions of dollars of agricultural trade and harm U.S. producers. The Mexican government has planned to phase out the use of genetically modified corn and glyphosate herbicides by 2024, which has raised concerns among senior administration officials. About 90 percent of corn grown in the United States is genetically modified, and Mexico is the second-largest market for U.S. corn after China. The ban could have profound implications for U.S. farmers, and the administration has expressed concerns about it to the Mexican government for over a year.
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