AUSSONNE, France, Jan. 12, 2021 – Corteva Agriscience has begun building a new Center of Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) in south west France, with the goal of helping Europe’s farmers get their crops off to the best start and achieve a successful harvest.
The Center in Aussonne is the first in Europe and the third worldwide. Expected to be operational in the first half of 2022, it will focus on service development, with strong scientific investment that will be part of new seed treatment solutions to help farmers meet the challenges of a changing agricultural sector.
Corteva Agriscience also offers a suite of Seed Applied Technology (SAT) solutions, which involve treating the seed, including Lumiposa™ and Lumivia™ for insecticide seed treatment, Lumisena™ and Lumiflex™ for fungicide seed treatment control, and Lumidapt, a seed applied growth nutrition for all hybrid crops.
There have been several key developments in registrations of SAT products across Europe in recent months, with current registrations as follows:
CSATs act as a laboratory, testing center and seed treatment plant, with rigorous processes in place for the discovery, formulation and real-world testing of seed applied technologies. This process enables seed treatments to protect and perform to solve on-farm challenges, delivering value for growers.
As a result, more farmers can benefit from innovations in seed treatment ensuring application dose accuracy, improved field performance and increased productivity for farmers, as well as enhancing sustainability in line with the Corteva Agriscience 2030 Sustainability Goals.
“Because Seed Applied Technologies involve treating the seed rather than applying in the field, they can help lower the environmental footprint of agriculture,” said Andre Negreiros, Seed Applied Technologies Leader, Europe for Corteva Agriscience.
“Corteva Agriscience is committed to innovation. That’s why we are investing almost €5m in this project as part of efforts to strengthen our seed offering. We are a company focused on those who produce and those who consume, and this Center will help farmers boost productivity while meeting consumer demand for a more sustainable agriculture.”
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience 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 Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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