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Press Release •  7/31/2019

EU rice growers to benefit from Rinskor™ Active

Revised 12/31/2019

The official approval of the herbicide will help growers increase productivity and quality

Brussels, Belgium, July 10, 2019 --  Rice growers in the EU will soon have access to game-changing weed control products that will help improve both yield and quality of the crop. The approval of the Rinskor™ Active substance (florpyrauxifen-benzyl) was formally published in the EU official journal at the start of this month, with the legislation set to enter into force on 24 July, 2019. 

Corteva Agriscience™ is committed to providing farmers with a toolbox of solutions to manage various challenges, including difficult to control weeds in rice. The EU approval of Rinskor™ will provide a new mode of action to control these weeds at low use rates and with a very favorable environmental footprint, helping rice farmers grow a better crop to be more profitable.

Rinskor™ is an innovative, broad-spectrum weed control for use in all rice cropping systems on grasses, sedges and broadleaf weeds, helping keep fields clean even when weeds are resistant to existing solutions. It boasts a favorable eco-toxicological and environmental profile, corresponding with societal EU demand for crop protection products with a reduced environment footprint.

Thomas Lyall, Regulatory and Stewardship Leader, EMEA, at Corteva Agriscience said: “Our regulatory experts have worked tirelessly to help deliver Rinskor™ to EU rice growers by meeting the stringent EU regulatory standards. “The EU now joins the other significant agricultural-producing countries around the world who have approved Rinskor™, including China, USA and Brazil. This approval maintains the excellent momentum in gaining approvals for Rinskor™ around the world.”

In 2018, Rinskor™ won the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award and the AGROW Award for best new crop protection product. 

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About Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience provides farmers around the world with the most complete input portfolio in the industry to enable them to maximize yield and profitability — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Granular®, Brevant seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through its robust pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. 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 Agriscience 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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