In Iowa, Arysta LifeScience initiated a long-term global strategic collaboration with DuPont in which Arysta LifeScience will supply an innovative fungicide technology with an initial focus on corn and soybean seed applied products to DuPont Crop Protection, a business unit of DowDuPont Agriculture Division.
DuPont intends to develop, register, brand and market proprietary product combinations with this fungicide technology. These products are expected to include a systemic fungicide that would control both soil- and seed-borne diseases, including Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, smuts, bunts and seed rots.
“This long-term partnership supports our strategy of collaborations that incorporate best-in-class technologies into our portfolio for grower benefits,” said Mick Messman, director, Global Seed Applied Technologies, DuPont. “We believe fungicidal seed treatments have become an essential tool for managing disease in crops such as corn and soybeans, and we expect this deal to allow us to create and offer growers even more effective seed treatment solutions.”