Corteva Agriscience — the new agriculture company formed through the merger of Dow and DuPont — has big plans for its canola portfolio under the new Brevant seeds brand.
To begin, the company is moving its legacy Nexera and D-Series seed brands into the Brevant family for 2019, explains Darrin Hicks, canola product manager with Corteva.
“Nexera (specialty oil canola) contracting will continue to live on in 2019. Growers will simply purchase Brevant seeds to fulfill that contract, and for any growers that grow D-series canola, those brand names will continue under the Brevant umbrella for 2019,” he says.
The biggest news for 2019, however, is that Corteva plans to introduce LibertyLink canola to its lineup — a compelling alternative to existing LibertyLink varieties, which have been marketed exclusively by one company until now.
“In 2019, pending regulatory approval, we do hope to introduce a LibertyLink hybrid under the Brevant portfolio,” says Hicks. “So we’ll be able to offer that choice for growers in Western Canada. We’re very excited about that.”
The company also has canola hybrids with the Optimum GLY trait on the way, which would make Brevant one of the first canola seed brands to offer farmers all four herbicide tolerance systems.
“Optimum GLY really improves upon existing Roundup Ready technology, with a wider window of application, increased rates, improved weed control — all those great things,” explains Hicks.
To make the decision on which varieties to purchase easier, Brevant has developed an online canola hybrid selector tool to help you find the ideal hybrid for your farm.
The company is also offering a $50/bag rebate on Brevant and D-Series canola seed that’s booked before Oct. 16, 2018*.
As for soybeans, Brevant is adding new short season varieties for the Canadian prairies, and hopes to launch its Enlist soybean technology in 2019, pending regulatory approval. Enlist soybeans are tolerant to Enlist Duo — a new 2,4-D herbicide formulation.
“We’re very excited. I think we have a strong line of hybrids, and I would encourage you to reach out to your local rep or retail and find out more on how we can partner together in 2019 and beyond,” says Hicks.
Listen to Darrin Hicks discuss Corteva’s plans for canola seed under the Brevant brand, as heard on a RealAg Radio product spotlight:
*Minimum 40 bag purchase of any combination of Corteva Agriscience brand canola hybrids required to qualify. Savings will be paid as a rebate based on actual spring 2019 seed purchases. Corteva Agriscience reserves the right to amend this offer any time.