Press Release •  9/13/2019

Corteva Agriscience Named as Finalist in Six Crop Science Award Categories

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Corteva named finalist as “best innovator” for contributions in global agriculture.

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 13, 2019 — The role Corteva Agriscience plays in shaping the future of agriculture has recently been recognized by the prestigious Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards (formerly Agrow Awards). The annual awards celebrate best-in-class scientific, technological and leadership initiatives throughout the global agriculture industry.

“The Crop Science Awards recognize the most important innovations changing the future of agriculture,” said Neal Gutterson, Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience. “Being selected as a finalist across six diverse categories affirms our efforts to be the best at designing, discovering and developing innovations that create value for famers and consumers. The exceptional teams behind each of these products and initiatives take pride in their contribution to securing a sustainable long-term future for agriculture every day.”

The following projects were recognized as 2019 shortlisted finalists. Winners will be announced November 12.

Best Formulation Innovation: i-Q4™ Technology for Inatreq™ Active Fungicide

i-Q4™ Technology for Inatreq active is an innovative, patented formulation system that optimizes the biological efficacy and reduces the environmental impact of Inatreq, a new cereals fungicide. The technology increases delivery of the active ingredient to the target, delivering exceptional biological performance at half the use rate of a conventional formulation. The technology also significantly decreases the potential environmental load of the formulation, as well as the manufacturing and distribution carbon footprint.

Best Marketing Campaign: Loyant® Herbicide

Loyant® herbicide is a new postemergence rice herbicide launched for the 2018 growing season. Loyant®, featuring Rinskor™ active, is the first new herbicide introduced for the rice market in several years, providing unmatched broadleaf, grass and sedge weed control. In support of the launch, Corteva initiated an unprecedented multimedia campaign highlighting the unique attributes of Loyant while connecting with growers’ passion for rice production.

Best Public Outreach Program: “Follow the Food”

Corteva is collaborating with the BBC on “Follow the Food,” an eight-episode documentary series designed to provide thoughtful and well-rounded information on agriculture and food production to a diverse audience. Launched in June 2019 and continuing through late 2020, this multi-channel outreach campaign is effectively reaching wide audiences with objective and balanced messages, allowing Corteva to share insights about agriculture and the innovations driving its future.

Best Packaging Innovation: 5L Angled Neck Fluorinated HDPE Bottle

Corteva is debuting an elegant and innovative packaging solution for the 2020 launch of Inatreq™ cereals fungicide formulated with InatreqTM active: a monomaterial angled-neck 5-liter bottle which represents the first package design of its kind in the agricultural market. This unique design improves production sustainability by minimizing operator exposure, allowing easy product pouring, total emptying and rinsing, and is easier to recycle.

Best Pipeline: Corteva Agriscience

At Corteva, we know that increasing global food demands, changing consumer preferences and rising pest resistance issues underscore the urgent need to discover and bring novel agricultural technologies to market. These include new crop protection active ingredients, seeds and trait technology, and an emerging set of diagnostic tools designed to create value for growers and benefits for consumers now and into the future. Corteva is rising to the challenge to meet these industry-driving forces and market needs while delivering solutions that reduce environmental impact. The result is a rich pipeline of novel integrated technologies, products, services and solutions.

Best Stewardship Program: Safe Food, Safe Farmer Stewardship Campaign

Corteva started the Safe Food Safe Farmer Stewardship campaign in Maharashtra, India in 2018. Since then, it has reached tens of thousands of stakeholders, focusing on good stewardship of seeds and crop protection products. The program enables improved crop performance, environmentally friendly practices, and community programs. To date, the Corteva team has reached nearly one million stakeholders through digital and in-person efforts, reflecting Corteva’s purpose of enriching lives of those who produce and those who consume by standing tall with producers.

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

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Kacey Birchmier