Corteva successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a global pure-play agriculture company.
Corteva Agriscience launches today with global scale and a balanced offering across seed and crop protection, underpinned by expanding digital capabilities and powered by the richest innovation pipeline in the industry.
Commenting on Corteva Agriscience’s first day of trading as an independent, pure-play global agriculture leader, Adrian Gough, Country Leader of Corteva UK & Ireland, said: “Today is the culmination of more than a century of innovation and expertise in UK crop protection and seed.
"The integrity of our heritage brands was hard-earned but deserved for the depth and breadth of great products they delivered UK farmers. We will continue to build on that solid foundation to deliver new revolutionary solutions for our customers.
“We have the richest pipeline in the industry boasting recent ground-breaking active ingredients and new products to come in the next three years. This innovation pipeline is our core strength as we build our new business centred on maximising yields and profitability for farmers.
“And with a larger base and combined resources we will bring even more value to our customers and the wider industry.
"When it comes to discovery targets and production, we will be able to dedicate significant resource to developing solutions that deliver real benefit to farmers.
"Likewise, we are able to take a more collaborative approach with farmers, food producers and consumers - working closer together to understand their concerns and needs, then tailoring our solutions to them.”
With a presence in more than 140 countries, Corteva Agriscience generated $14 billion in net sales in 2018. The Company has more than 150 research and development facilities and more than 65 active ingredients.