Press Release •  2021-11-08

Corteva Agriscience Canada launches its first nutrient efficiency biostimulant, Utrisha™ N

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Corteva’s newest biological is a sustainable tool for supplying nitrogen throughout the crop cycle in an effective and controlled way,

Calgary, AB, November 8, 2021 – Today, Corteva Agriscience is pleased to launch its first nutrient efficiency biostimulant, Utrisha™ N, giving Canadian farmers a naturally derived biological tool to effectively manage their nitrogen investment, reduce their carbon footprint and provide crops access to nitrogen all season long.

Utrisha™ N works by capturing nitrogen from the air and converting it to a usable form for the plant while enhancing plant growth and resilience by providing crops with a constant supply of nitrogen throughout the lifecycle of the plant.

“Nitrogen remains one of the biggest cost factors for Canadian farmers when growing crops, but it’s readily available in the earth’s atmosphere,” says Kirsten Ratzlaff, Product Manager for Seed Applied Technology, Fungicides & Nutrient Management, Corteva Agriscience Canada. “That’s why we’ve introduced Utrisha™ N, a natural bacterium that fixes nitrogen from the air and provides crops with an alternative source that reduces dependency on nitrogen uptake from the soil.”

Utrisha™ N maximizes crop potential through improved nutrient management. Its mode of action is a naturally found bacteria that can be applied during existing field applications with existing equipment and has an application window that extends beyond the early growing season.

Utrisha™ N is designed for established crops across Canada, including canola, cereals, corn and soybeans. For corn and soybeans in Eastern Canada, application should be in the V4 to V8 stage. For Western Canadian farmers, optimal timing for all types of cereals is the four-leaf jointing stage and in canola, the four leaf to rosette stage, before stem elongation.

About Corteva Agriscience

Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry – including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to 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. Corteva became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at

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