INDIANAPOLIS, June 9, 2022 — Corteva Agriscience today announced the introduction of Bovalta™ BMR (brown mid rib) corn silage, its newest silage product designed to meet the highest standards for yield and milk production, ensuring producers have every opportunity to take their operations to the next level.
Corteva’s new Bovalta BMR hybrids provide the highest levels of fiber digestibility and increased starch content compared to non-BMR corn silage hybrids1 – helping farmers reduce supplemental feed costs and improve dry matter intake. Developed with Corteva’s industry-leading corn genetics and breeding programs, Bovalta BMR hybrids help deliver new levels of performance, agronomics and profit for producers.
“The launch of Bovalta BMR hybrids reflect Corteva’s commitment to serving dairy producers with the innovative products they need to effectively and efficiently feed their herds and help grow their operations,” said Judd O’Connor, President, U.S. Commercial, Corteva Agriscience. “Drawing on Corteva’s leading R&D, these new hybrids offer a combination of outstanding genetics and agronomics from Corteva as expected from leaders in the high value corn silage market.”
Bovalta BMR hybrids undergo extensive testing in a range of environmental conditions and demonstrate outstanding performance in:
– Yield and tonnage
– Pest and disease resistance
– Plant and root health
– Emergence, standability and vigor
– Drought tolerance
The nutritional value of the hybrids benefits more than just the herd. Bovalta BMR hybrids are designed to help boost a farmer’s return on investment as well.
“Bovalta can impact a dairy business in a multitude of ways,” O’Connor said. “Increased digestibility and tonnage can lower input costs, and more efficient digestion can increase milk yield potential. This can mean maximizing profit potential for dairy producers.”
New Bovalta BMR hybrids are available for the 2023 growing season. For more information, contact your local Dairyland, Brevant® seeds or Pioneer sales professional.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while 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. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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1 Corteva Agriscience. Research studies of NDFD. Data on file, 2021. Gencoglu, Hidir, Joe Lauer, and Randy Shaver. “Brown Midrib Corn Silage for Lactating Dairy Cows: A Contemporary Review.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Departments of Dairy Science and Agronomy, January 2008.