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Corteva Agriscience reduces the use of plastic in seed treatment
Jan. 16, 2020
Corteva Agriscience will have until the end of 2020 to evaluate products that use Eden Sustaine encapsulation technology for the biological treatment of seeds, after which it can become part of an exclusive distribution agreement in Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.
Eden Research is a company listed on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) that designs sustainable solutions for crop protection, animal health and consumer products. Sustaine microcapsules are biodegradable microspheres derived from yeast , from natural sources and without plastic. The technology has made possible the safe and effective use of the registered active ingredients of Eden and third parties by improving bioactivity, controlling volatility and increasing crop safety.
Andre Negreiros , Seed Applied Technologies Leader, Europe, for Corteva Agriscience , said: “We are excited to work with Eden to offer farmers complete solutions with a favorable environmental profile. As a company committed to sustainability, we are delighted to use Sustaine formulation technology to help reduce the use of microplastics in line with consumer expectations. This collaboration reflects Corteva Agriscience's open innovation approach, leveraging partnerships around the world in search of innovations that increase farmers' productivity, environmental sustainability, continuing to grow what matters now and for generations to come. "
Editor's note: This article was originally published in Italian. This English summary has been prepared with Google Translate and edited for clarity.
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