Mar 13, 2023
Corteva debuts products for specialty crop growers

Corteva Agriscience has added four crop protection products, including two that are designed to help specialty crop growers.

Tolvera herbicide, which is currently pending registration with the Environmental Protection Agency, is a cereal solution that will offer two modes of action, including an active ingredient new to the cereals market. Tolvera herbicide will control troublesome weeds like kochia, Russian thistle, waterhemp, green and yellow foxtail, and lambsquarters. In addition, it will afford growers rotational flexibility with nine-month plant-back to major crops, including potatoes. Tolvera herbicide will be available upon obtaining EPA registration, which is anticipated before the 2024 growing season.

Utrisha P is a biological that helps farmers increase the return on their phosphorus fertilizer investment by improving below-ground phosphorus availability. Once applied, Utrisha P colonizes the crop root zone and helps increase phosphorus access and reach throughout the growing season. Utrisha P complements traditional phosphorus fertilizer and works with a wide variety of crops, including specialty crops such as potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries. Utrisha P is available in limited supply for the 2023 growing season and will be more widely available for 2024.

“At Corteva, we like to say, ‘When farmers succeed, everyone wins,’” Aaron Smith, U.S. product manager of soybean herbicides, said in a news release. “It’s our job to bring farmers the tools they need to succeed. These four solutions can help pave the way for their successes — and wins in future growing seasons.”

Brandon Emery, U.S. product manager for biologicals at Corteva Agriscience, said phosphorus is an essential nutrient that can be difficult for plants to take up on their own.

“In addition to Utrisha P stimulating mobilization of phosphorus in the soil, helping crops take up the nutrient, the new biological also increases crop root growth for better access to other nutrients and water for enhanced plant health and higher grain production, ultimately leading to greater yield potential,” Emery said in the release.

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