USA: Global Agreement Joint Development of Pheromone-Based Crop Protection
The agroscience companies Corteva Agriscience and M2i announced multi-year global agreements for the research, development and global commercialization of pheromone-based insect control solutions.
Wilmington/USA — In order to develop and globally commercialize pheromones for crop protection, Corteva and M2i will collaborate to bring to market M2i’s expansive portfolio of semiochemicals. Combining technologies from both companies, they also want to develop novel solutions to help farmers control crop pests and extend the life of plant-based insect-control traits. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
These are the first collaboration agreements for Corteva’s newly created global Biologicals portfolio, which is dedicated to developing resources for farmers using foliar and soil applied biological controls, nutrition use efficiency and bio-stimulants, soil health and bio-fertilizers. Pheromones provide highly effective insect control by trapping or disrupting mating behaviors of the targeted pest. This target-specific approach provides a viable solution for integrated management against crop pests. The pest control solutions offer bio-degradable delivery mechanisms and are more ecologically friendly.