Canola, corn, soy traits to move forward with China approvals

Approvals from China are expected to allow several major trait developments to move ahead in Canadian canola, corn and soybean fields. The Reuters news service on Tuesday reported safety certificate approvals from China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs for biotech traits including: Bayer’s 88302, or TruFlex canola, approved in Canada since 2012; BASF’s RF3, […] Read more

Assure herbicide’s active ingredient under new ownership

Now being put to work in Enlist corn, the active ingredient in Assure II herbicide has a new owner. California-based American Vanguard Corp., the owner of ag chemical producer Amvac Chemical, announced Thursday it has bought the quizalofop-p-ethyl (QPE) product line of herbicides from DowDuPont’s ag division, Corteva Agriscience, for an undisclosed sum. A Group […] Read more

Sorting out new seed brands

Corteva has solidified how its Pioneer and Brevant seed companies will work in the market

Corteva, the new agriculture brand of DowDupont, is maintaining two seed brands in the Canadian marketplace to fill two sales routes to farmers — through agriculture retailers and direct to farmers. Pioneer — the iconic seed brand —will continue to be sold to farmers by farmer dealers, Collin Phillip, the eastern area leader for Corteva […] Read more

Ag trade flows may change amid trade dispute, Bayer says

Monheim | Reuters — Bayer said on Tuesday it would be difficult to predict 2019 earnings at its agriculture business, which now includes Monsanto, because a U.S.-Chinese trade dispute could reroute global trade flows in farming commodities. The head of Bayer’s crop science division told Reuters his company could even benefit if U.S. farmers switched […] Read more

Dicamba-tolerant soybeans will now be available through Brevant Seeds in Canada.

Brevant to market dicamba-tolerant soys

Monsanto and Corteva Agriscience has signed a deal that brings Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant soybeans to the new Brevant seed brand in Canada. The two companies announced the deal June 27. Monsanto will licence for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology for soybeans to Corteva Agriscience, the newly formed company that combines DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and […] Read more


Dow, DuPont pick new married name for agribusiness

Dow Chemical and DuPont’s combined agriculture chemical and seed businesses will take a new name when they spin off from the merged parent firm next summer. DowDuPont announced Monday the agribusiness, which will include DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences, will rebrand as Corteva Agriscience after its spinoff, expected by June 1 next […] Read more