Kacey Birchmier of Successful Farming shares the big reveal from one of the leading agriculture companies in the world. Dow DuPont (including its Pioneer brand) has shared what it will call its spin-off agriculture division.
Today, the agriculture division of DowDuPont announced the name of the intended company once it is spun off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.”
“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.
In her coverage of this name change, Emily Unglesbee of DTN Progressive Farmer, describes the impact of this transformation of the company on the broader industry. She kindly notes that you have until 2019 to adjust to this new name.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — Add two new words to your agricultural lexicon — Corteva Agriscience.
Corteva Agriscience will be a giant in the agrichemical and seed industry, worth more than $14 billion in combined revenues last year. Its sizeable portfolio contains herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and seed in 11 different crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat. That includes Enlist corn, cotton and soybeans engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate, as well as high oleic Plenish soybeans.
Corteva will also house the farm management software company Granular, which DuPont acquired in August 2017.
The official company twitter post of the Corteva Agriscience name announcement can be found below.
— Corteva (@corteva) February 26, 2018