The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has announced a new name: Corteva Agriscience™ (kohr-teh-vah), a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” The company will adopt this name once it is spun off from the current parent company, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019.
“This is the start of an exciting journey,” says James C. Collins Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “Corteva Agriscience is bringing together three businesses with deep connections and dedication to generations of farmers.
“Our new name acknowledges our history while looking forward to our commitment to enhancing farmer productivity as well as the health and well-being of the consumers they serve. With the most balanced portfolio of products in the industry, nearly a century of agronomic expertise and an unparalleled innovation engine, Corteva Agriscience will become a leading agriculture company, focused on working together with the entire food system to produce a secure supply of healthy food.”
Corteva Agriscience brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, stand-alone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture.
The company will continue to work with ag retailers to bring valuable new products to market through a solid and balanced pipeline. Corteva Agriscience will continue to work with retailers and farmers to ensure agriculture finds smarter ways of sustaining life, revitalizing how farming is done and ensuring progress.
The intended company has developed world-class talent, technology, innovation and R&D capabilities that uniquely positions it to transform the food system by helping farmers grow better, abundant and healthier crops while using fewer natural resources.
“We will continue to invest in some of the most recognized and premium brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Mycogen®, and the newly launched Brevant™ seed brands, as well as our award-winning crop protection products, such as Aproach® Prima fungicide and Quelex™ herbicide with Arylex® active, while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies,” Collins says.
The intended agriculture company unveiled the Corteva Agriscience™ brand identity and logo (see www.corteva.com) at Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led convention and trade show in the United States.
The corporate headquarters for Corteva Agriscience will be located in Wilmington, Delaware. Sites in Johnston, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will serve as Global Business Centers, with leadership of business lines, business support functions, R&D, global supply chain, and sales and marketing capabilities concentrated in the two Midwest locations.