Products and innovation

Breakthrough new products make us a leader

Our approach is to create innovative products and solutions that meet farmers’ challenges, and are unique in our ability to combine technologies – chemistry, genetics, breeding and computational science.  

We are accelerating the pace of our innovation, often working with partners. Our products focus not only on traditional challenges – controlling weeds, insects and disease – but also on factors that farmers have not been able to control, like heat, cold and drought. Read about some of our most innovative solutions.

 

Innovation in Crop Protection

ACURON®: A breakthrough against resistant weeds

Weeds that are resistant to the herbicide glyphosate can cause significant yield losses and raise the costs of crop protection for growers.

Our work to meet this challenge led to a series of new products including ACURON®, a herbicide used in cereals, which is based on a new chemical combined with three other active ingredients. It improves the control of more than 70 weeds that are increasingly difficult for growers to manage, such as Palmer amaranth and giant ragweed.

ADEPIDYN™: A unique broad spectrum fungicide

ADEPIDYN™ is a new fungicide belonging to the carboxamide chemical class and the first member of a new chemical group N-methoxy-(phenyl-ethyl)-pyrazole-carboxamide. 
Delivering a step-change in leaf spot control (such as Cercospora, Alternaria and Venturia) and an excellent control of powdery mildew in many crops, ADEPIDYN™ is also highly effective against difficult to control diseases such as Fusarium Head Blight, Botrytis, Sclerotinia and Corynespora, which cause severe damage on key crops.

CLARIVA®: Control of a major threat to soybeans

Nematodes are microscopic worm-shaped soil organisms that cause significant damage to all major agricultural crops. CLARIVA® is an innovative seed treatment based on natural soil bacteria that protects a plant’s root system from these pests.

Nematodes are a huge challenge for soybean growers in particular: in the US alone, the cost of lost soybean can be more than a billion dollars a year . CLARIVA® protects the plants throughout the crop’s season and works in variable environmental conditions.

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ELATUS™: Control of soybean rust and other diseases

ELATUS™ is a ground-breaking fungicide that provides superior, longer-lasting control of soybean rust and a broad range of fungal diseases. It offers around 7-10 days more disease control than alternatives, even where levels of disease are high.

By using ELATUS™ as the mainstay of disease control programs, growers benefit from more consistent performance, leading to higher and more predictable yields.

FORTENZA®: Combatting insects in major crops

Our innovation has given growers a powerful new tool to manage insects in all major field crops, including corn, soybean and sunflower, in multiple countries. 

FORTENZA® was specifically developed to control Lepidoptera and chewing and sucking pests. It is used to combat early-season pests both above ground, on foliage, and below, as a seed treatment. It also complements the performance of insect-resistant seed traits. 

 

ORONDIS™: A step change for vegetable growers

ORONDIS™ offers vegetable and specialty crop growers a new level of control over diseases such as downy mildew and late blight, which devastate crops and diminish yields.  

Its new mode of action expands our market-leading fungicide portfolio and helps address increasing resistance to some products. ORONDIS can be used at significantly lower rates than other fungicides.

 

ISABION®:  Overcoming natural threats to rice

Sudden or extreme heat and cold threaten the health of young rice plants. ISABION®, a biostimulant, helps such plants to better withstand these stresses. By enhancing a plant’s nutrient uptake, ISABION® mitigates the impact of both heat and cold – something that is particularly important in light of climate change. 

First available to rice growers in Asia, ISABION® is being offered in more countries and for other crops.  

Innovation in Seeds

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AGRISURE ARTESIAN®: Innovation in biotechnology

We are at the forefront of optimizing water use in corn, helping growers increase yields without using more water or other inputs. 

Our AGRISURE ARTESIAN® hybrid corn provides high yields even in season-long drought conditions, as well as in normal weather, when used as part of an integrated approach offered by our Water+ Intelligent Irrigation platform.

ENOGEN®: Efficient biofuel production

In the biofuels market, corn with our ENOGEN® trait makes bio-ethanol production substantially more efficient. As well as producing more fuel from a given amount of crop input, it can cut a typical bio-ethanol plant’s water use by around 1.7 million liters a year.

HYVIDO® hybrid barley: World-beating brand

Our HYVIDO® brand of products brings together all our hybrid barley varieties. The culmination of 20 years’ work, the brand is a world leader in hybrid barley seeds, and consistently achieves excellent yields and outstanding quality for growers.

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