INDIANAPOLIS, IN., June 6, 2023 — Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA) today announced PowerCore® Enlist® Refuge Advanced® (RA) corn will be available for planting in the 2024 growing season in the U.S. and Canada. Farmers will have the added flexibility of integrated refuge, along with an advanced combination of above-ground pest control, herbicide tolerance and industry leading genetics with PowerCore Enlist RA corn.1
“This is yet another example of Corteva Agriscience delivering strong traits to farmers, giving them new options and now with the flexibility of integrated refuge,” said Tim Glenn, Executive Vice President, Seed Business Unit, Corteva Agriscience. “We are putting the power directly in the hands of farmers, so that they not only have a single-bag solution, but they can purchase quality Corteva traits from their preferred seed supplier.”
With three modes of action, PowerCore Enlist RA corn technology protects against key susceptible above-ground pests.1 Additionally, the product allows for the ultimate weed management versatility with tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate, glufosinate and FOP herbicides. Enlist 1™ and Enlist Duo® herbicides are the only 2,4-D choline formulations that are approved for use on PowerCore Enlist RA. These products stay on target, have near-zero volatility, and reduce the potential for drift compared to dicamba and traditional 2,4-D formulations.
In addition to being available through U.S. Corteva seed brands – including Pioneer®, Brevant® seeds, AgVenture®, Dairyland Seed®, Hoegemeyer®, NuTech Seed® and Seed Consultants® – PowerCore Enlist RA trait technology will be available through authorized independent seed companies. In Canada, the product will be marketed as PowerCore Enlist corn and available through Pioneer and Brevant seed brands.
PowerCore Enlist RA corn will be available in a diverse lineup of genetics across a wide range of maturities. Like all products developed through Corteva’s R&D programs, the PowerCore Enlist RA corn must pass through rigorous evaluation in several testing locations. By testing characteristics like root and stalk strength, late-season standability and disease tolerance, farmers can rest assured they have a whole-farm solution.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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1Various factors, including pest pressure, reduced susceptibility, and insect resistance in some pest populations may affect efficacy of certain corn technology products in some regions. To help extend durability of these technologies, Corteva Agriscience recommends you implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices such as crop rotation, cultural and biological control tactics (including rotating sources of Bt-protected corn traits), pest scouting, and appropriate use of pest thresholds when employing management practices such as insecticide application.
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