Corteva and Symborg agreement expands farmer access to microbial nitrogen fixation product

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Corteva Agriscience and Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, have announced a multi-year agreement surrounding a microbe-based nitrogen fixation product in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina.

Through the agreement, announced April 20, Symborg is providing an exclusive distribution license to Corteva for the endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium symbioticum, which works with plants to secure needed nitrogen from the atmosphere.

The Corteva product — to be branded as Utrisha N nutrient efficiency optimizer — works in natural field conditions, adapting to the plants’ growth needs and helping to sustainably maximize crop yield potential, says the company.

The product will be available for a broad range of crops, including field and row crops, sugar cane, turf and ornamental, as well as range and pasture. The agreement will also enable Corteva and Symborg to co-distribute the product in specialty crops on an exclusive basis.

The collaboration represents another step forward for Corteva’s expanding global biologicals portfolio, dedicated to developing biostimulants, biocontrol, and pheromone products.

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