After a 12-year joint venture with J.G. Boswell, Corteva has announced it plans to purchase the full ownership of PhytoGen Seed Company. PhytoGen markets Upland, Pima, and Acala cotton varieties. Corteva will own PhytoGen patents, trademarks, and proprietary germplasm. The company says the PhytoGen portfolio, including PhytoGen Breeding Traits, PhytoGen varieties with Enlist cotton trait, PhytoGen varieties with WideStrike and WideStrike 3 insect protection.
In addition to this cottonseed news, earlier this spring Corteva announced the Brevant brand of seed. As part of this brand introduction, Corteva also announced that the Mycogen brand will be phased out after the 2020 growing season. And, Corteva is retiring the Terral Seeds and REV brands, with plans for a unified Pioneer and PhytoGen sales team to serve farmers in the Mid-South and Southeast.