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PhytoGen® Cottonseed Releases New Pima Variety for 2021

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University Data Shows Yield Increase Up to 15%

INDIANAPOLIS — PhytoGen® cottonseed, the U.S. cottonseed brand of Corteva Agriscience, announces an addition to its Pima varieties for 2021. PhytoGen brand PHY 807 RF was selected after consistently showing exponential yield increases in university trials.

“The newest addition to our Pima varieties delivers the same quality lint and fiber characteristics growers have come to expect from us,” said Joel Faircloth, U.S. Cotton Portfolio Manager for PhytoGen cottonseed. “The difference is PHY 807 RF has even greater yield potential and a more robust tolerance to FOV4 to help protect that yield.”

PhytoGen is the most popular brand of Pima cottonseed, planted on the majority of Pima acres in 2020. The new variety is an excellent companion to PhytoGen brand PHY 881 RF, known as the “Pima standard” in the industry.

“We advanced PhytoGen brand PHY 807 RF after seeing its strong performance in California university trials from Los Banos to Buttonwillow,” said Jennifer Crawford, PhytoGen Cotton Development Specialist. “Across all five trials, PHY 807 RF yielded 102% to 115% of the leading commercial Pima varieties.”

Crawford explained the variety also performed well with key cotton producers throughout the Central Valley of California as well as the Pima-growing regions in Arizona.

“We’re excited about this addition. And it’s just the beginning of the next wave. On the heels of this release are two to three more Pimas in the advanced stages of testing,” Crawford said.

Faircloth added PhytoGen cottonseed continues to raise the bar for Pima varieties.

“These higher-yielding additions to our already remarkable Pima portfolio is on plan for our pipeline. Our commitment to cotton doesn’t waiver, and our No. 1 goal continues to be to help growers thrive. PHY 807 RF is the cusp of things to come,” Faircloth said.

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About PhytoGen

For more than 40 years, PhytoGen®, the U.S. cottonseed brand of Corteva Agriscience, has helped growers thrive with cottonseed varieties that produce maximum yield and industry-leading fiber quality. Growers work smarter with the most advanced trait technologies, such as WideStrike® 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist® cotton trait. Join the discussion with PhytoGen on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or become a Best Yielder member.

About Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at

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Kacey Birchmier
Corteva Agriscience

Amanda Powell
Bader Rutter

PhytoGen® cottonseed introduces PhytoGen brand PHY 807 RF, adding to its industry-leading Pima varieties. The variety was chosen after consistently showing greater yield potential and more robust tolerance to Fusarium Race 4 in university trials across California