WILMINGTON, Del. – The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont today 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”.
Corteva Agriscience brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a standalone agriculture company with positions in Seed Technologies, Crop Protection and Digital Agriculture.
The intended company has developed technology, innovation and R&D capabilities to help farmers grow healthier crops while using fewer natural resources.
“We will continue to invest in 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,” says James C. Collins Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of PowDuPont.
In addition to announcing the corporate name, the intended Agriculture company unveiled the Corteva Agriscience brand identity and logo today (www.corteva.com) at Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led convention and trade show in the United States.
The corporate headquarters for the intended company will be located in Wilmington, Del., and will include key corporate support functions. Sites in Johnston, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Ind., will serve as Global Business Centers, with leadership of business lines, business support functions, R&D, global supply chain, and sales and marketing capabilities concentrated in the two Midwest locations.
DowDuPont will support the new brand name through a series of recognition events between now and the time the division becomes an independent company.