DuPont and Arysta LifeScience to Collaborate
Arysta LifeScience and DuPont have announced a long-term collaboration. Arysta LifeScience will supply DuPont Crop Protection, a business unit of DowDuPont Agriculture Division, an innovative fungicide technology. The initial focus will be on corn and soybean seed applied products.
DuPont will acquire rights to register, develop, and commercialize seed applied products through its seed brands, to third-party seed companies, and ag retailers globally, that include Arysta LifeScience technology. The collaboration will lead to the development of additional products for other crops, according to the companies.
DuPont intends to develop, register, brand, and market proprietary product combinations with this fungicide technology. These new 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, according to the company statement.
"Arysta LifeScience’s fungicide technology for seed treatment is the result of a long-term R&D effort in formulation, biology and application development,” said Paula Pinto, vice president, global portfolio management, Arysta LifeScience. “We are excited to partner with DuPont in the development of new seed treatment solutions.”
“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.”