Corteva Agriscience, a leading pure-play agriculture company, and AgPlenus, a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., recently announced that they have entered into a multi-year collaboration for the development of novel herbicides.
The collaboration is said to combine Corteva’s strengths in crop protection product discovery and development with AgPlenus’ expertise in designing effective and sustainable crop protection products using predictive biology.
By leveraging their complementary expertise, Corteva and AgPlenus will address the rise of global weed resistance, created in-part by the absence of new modes of action (MoAs) for weed control over the past 30 years. Successful products resulting from the collaboration will enter a multi-billion-dollar market.
“Weed resistance presents a serious challenge for today’s farmers,” said