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Corteva (Dow Agro Sciences)

Corteva (Dow Agro Sciences)

Corteva (formally know as Dow AgroSciences) understands that maintaining a healthy environment and species biodiversity facilitates intelligent, sustainable farming:

  • Products and new agronomic practices are continuously evaluated at our research farms at Breeza in New South Wales and Clare in South Australia. These farms have been crucial to the development of products for Australian agriculture.
  • Many products are formulated at the Dow AgroSciences plant in New Plymouth, New Zealand. The plant is AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 certified for its quality system.

Corteva combines the power of science and technology with the Human Element to constantly improve what is essential to human progress.

Corteva has a broad portfolio of agricultural crop protection chemicals including herbicides, insecticides, fumigants and fungicides.

A diverse portfolio of herbicides provides weed management for production crops. This helps farmers increase yields by reducing weed competition in their crops.

A wide range of insecticides from Corteva is helping customers in more than 100 agricultural markets around the world. These products protect crops such as cereals, corn and cotton, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables from insects which can destroy yield.

Our fumigants make it possible to prevent insect damage in certain crops before and after they are harvested.

Our fungicides provide plant disease management by controlling pathogens in vegetables, fruits, vines, field, and specialty crops.

Corteva is committed to sustainable chemistry and has a competitive advantage in our natural products discovery capability. We ve won the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of the President, for the development of several new products or active ingredients. This prestigious award recognizes technical innovation incorporating green chemistry principles into chemical design, manufacture and use.

Biological Solutions
Our biological solutions business is committed to providing solutions that will improve crop production and deliver improved agricultural outputs for a multitude of food and feed uses. We believe that developing solutions through biotechnology is vital to ensure an adequate food supply for the world s population - expected to grow 40 percent to 9.1 billion - in the next 50 years. The following platforms illustrate the potential of biological solutions.

Agronomic Seeds and Traits
Corteva announced the formation of a global alliance with the Government of Victoria, Australia, for crop innovation. The agreement will establish a significant collaborative R&|D effort between the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Corteva and is the largest international agricultural biotechnology alliance undertaken by the Victorian Government to date.

Healthy Oils
Corteva Healthy Oils platform works with output traits that improve plant components, resulting in more nutritious and healthy products that benefit farmers, food processors and consumers.

Corteva uses conventional breeding techniques and tools of biotechnology to produce oils that are low in saturated fat and trans fat free. Our Omega-9 oils are ideal alternatives to artery-clogging oils with saturated trans fat in commercial applications for healthy foods. They deliver outstanding performance attributes, have the lowest content of saturated fat of all vegetable oils and are trans fat free.

Animal Health
We are exploring opportunities in plant-cell-produced vaccines and antibodies for use in animal disease prevention. These efforts could also improve food safety by reducing disease-causing bacteria in livestock.

In Australia, Corteva provides innovative technologies for cereals, cotton, rice, fruit and vegetables, horticulture, viticulture, pastures, rights-of-way and woody weed control, seeds, traits, and agricultural biotechnology to serve the world s growing population.

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