November 15, 2019Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience Releases Open-Source Molecular Marker Selection Tool

In an effort to support and promote the use of molecular markers in plant variety protection (PVP) and germplasm enforcement, Corteva released a simple, open-source marker selection tool called ‘Uniqueness’ to GitHub. The tool supports selection of small efficient sets (<50) of markers from larger databases. The approach is ideal for variety identification applications where a maximum amount of germplasm is identified with a minimum number of markers. Uniqueness is useful for selecting SNP markers across many crops with very consistent results. In addition to the intellectual property applications, the tool is also useful for selecting quality assurance marker panels for commercial seed production.

Last month, Corteva shared the tool at the Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (BMT) Working Group meeting in Hangzhou, China.  To read a summary from that event, visit: 

Access to the UNIQUENESS software can be found at:

November 05, 2019Corteva Agriscience

Radicle Growth and Corteva Launch a Challenge to Invest $250k in a Top AgTech Innovator

Radicle Growth and Corteva Agriscience today announced the launch of The Radicle Challenge by Corteva, to be hosted at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. Together, Radicle and Corteva will identify a promising agtech startup that is solving agricultural challenges with novel technology solutions and support its success. Entrepreneurs with technologies across the agricultural landscape who are solving problems with breakthrough technology solutions are invited to apply to take part in the Challenge between now and December 6, 2019.

October 17, 2019Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience to Create Challenge Grants to Advance Climate Positive Agriculture

Corteva Agriscience announced a $500,000 commitment to create the Corteva Agriscience Climate Positive Challenge to catalyze a movement toward climate-positive agriculture. The grant program will be launched next year and reward efforts that offset carbon emissions and protect the environment while sustaining farms and farmers.

October 08, 2019SeedWorld

Corteva, MicroMGx Collaborate to Accelerate the Development Microbial-Based Crop Protection Products

Corteva Agriscience and MicroMGx today announced a collaboration that aims to provide farmers a wider range of novel, microbial-based crop protection products.  MicroMGx will apply its metabologenomics platform to accelerate the identification of new natural product starting points, and Corteva will use those starting points to discover and develop naturally derived crop protection solutions. 

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