Corteva Agriscience and Pro Farm Technologies Ltd, a Finnish agricultural technology company specializing in the development of new generation biological products, have announced the launch of a strategic long-term exclusive partnership in Europe. Together, the companies will develop and commercialize a series of biological seed treatment products based on the patented Pro Farm technology platform. The new cooperation will provide European producers with the best tools to stimulate development and improve plant health, which will increase the volume and quality of the crop.
“One of Corteva Agriscience's key missions is to provide farmers with comprehensive offerings to increase yields and address a variety of problems. That is why we are delighted to be partnering with Pro Farm Technologies to meet the needs of European growers while improving overall plant health and taking into account end-user expectations, ”said André Negreiros, Head of Seed Processing at Corteva Agriscience Europe. “The new partnership demonstrates Corteva Agriscience's approach to open innovation and partnerships with companies around the world to introduce new technologies that improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. This is how we take care of present and future generations. "
Research by Pro Farm in the field of natural biopolymers has led to the development of a new biological platform based on substances of plant origin and our own patented developments that allow us to achieve a high concentration and bioavailability of drugs. The resulting plant stimulants contribute to earlier rooting of plants, higher germination rates and an overall improvement in their health.
Corteva plans to launch the first Pro Farm biological platform for corn, sunflower and rapeseed in Europe by 2020/21 with a target reach of over 10 million hectares.
“The collaboration gives Pro Farm an excellent opportunity to distribute its solutions to a wide range of farmers to help them meet the growing demand in challenging environments. This agreement enables our robust biological solutions to be applied across millions of hectares, supporting the entire food supply chain, from the producer, ”said Matti Tiainen, CEO of Pro Farm Technologies. - Using the resources of Corteva and biological technology Pro Farm, we can help farmers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to harvest, which will be calculated in billions of kilograms by 2021. This is a great opportunity for us to make a meaningful impact on the daily life of manufacturers. We are also very impressed with the way the Corteva team works, their constant interaction with farmers, to bring the best possible tool to market. This approach will also help Pro Farm develop its product portfolio as we plan to launch several organic products under a long-term agreement with Corteva. "