Melanie ConsCanadian Farm News

From a news release

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019.

The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature”.

According to a news release issued on Feb. 26, the new company brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture.

“We will continue to invest in some of the most recognized and premium brands in agriculture: Pioneer, Mycogen, and the newly launched Brevant seed brands, as well as our award-winning Crop Protection products, such as Aproach Prima fungicide and Quelex herbicide with Arylex active, while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies,” said James C. Collins, Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

In addition to announcing the corporate name, the intended Agriculture company unveiled the Corteva Agriscienceā„¢ brand identity and logo ( at the Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led convention and trade show in the United States.

This year’s event is being held this week in Anaheim, Calif.