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Corteva Agriscience and Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, are partnering to launch a new microbe-based nitrogen fixation product in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina, Corteva says in a news release on April 19.
Through the agreement, Symborg is providing an exclusive distribution license to Corteva for the endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium symbioticum, which works with the plant to secure needed nitrogen from the atmosphere, the release notes. The product will be called Utrisha N, a nutrient efficiency optimizer.
It works in natural field conditions, and adapts to plants’ growth needs to sustainably help maximize crop yield potential. It will be available for a wide rage of crops including field and row crops, sugar cane, and turf and ornamental, as well as range and pasture, the release says.
The agreement also allows for Corteva and Symborg to co-distribute this new product in specialties crops on an exclusive basis.