Corteva Agriscience and AgPlenus to develop novel herbicides together

The American company Corteva Agriscience and the Israeli AgPlenus (a subsidiary of Evogene) have agreed to collaborate in the development of novel herbicides. Combining their knowledge and experience, Corteva Agriscience and AgPlenus will address the increase of global weed resistance.

“Weed resistance presents a serious challenge for today’s farmers,” said Neal Gutterson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Corteva Agriscience. “It’s time to find new solutions; our collaboration with AgPlenus positions us well to do that.”

In accordance with the agreement, Corteva Agriscience will provide its extensive knowledge and work in the field of plant protection product discovery and development, and AgPlenus will apply a reliable computational platform to optimize the properties of herbicides. Corteva Agriscience already holds a license from AgPlenus to commercialize these plant protection products. Additional financial terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

“We are very excited with this new collaboration with Corteva Agriscience, a pioneer in the development of novel herbicides… I am confident that AgPlenus’ unique approach in the development of herbicides, alongside with Corteva Agriscience’s extensive scientific and market know-how, will lead to new and sustainable innovation in the herbicides market,” said Eran Kosover, CEO of AgPlenus.

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