What’s Next in Innovation

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From research to rangeland, innovations from Corteva Agriscience seek to help U.S. farmers and ranchers.

With one of the industry’s strongest portfolios of range and pasture management solutions, Corteva Agriscience is helping beef producers across the country promote cleaner pastures, higher-quality forage and higher gains.

Corteva dedicates nearly 7% of total sales to research and development. In the last two years, that has amounted to between 1.2 billion and 1.35 billion — tangibly demonstrating Corteva’s commitment to the ongoing challenge to discover and design new solutions for customers.

Our proven commitment to innovation through ongoing research and development means more groundbreaking products and services are always in the pipeline.

ProClova™ Herbicide

Until now, pasture herbicides couldn’t take out broadleaf weeds without also removing valuable white clover and annual lespedeza. ProClova changes that.

“This has been a long-standing need — something producers have asked us for,” says Damon Palmer, Marketing Leader, U.S. Specialties, Corteva Agriscience. “Without effective broadleaf weed control, the harm weeds cause to forage production and quality can outweigh the benefits these legumes provide.”

Eliminating weedy competition in cool-season grass white clover pastures increases the amount of forage produced and improves utilization. In research trials, ProClova controlled broadleaf weeds and preserved white clover, resulting in 21% more total forage, compared with untreated sites.

Forage quality improvements from the addition of white clover to grass pastures can improve animal performance.

In a Georgia trial, a significant population of white clover in endophyte-infected (E+) tall fescue pastures improved stocker gain per acre by 58% compared with E+ fescue-only grazing, says Sam Ingram, field scientist, Corteva Agriscience. Stockers’ average daily gain in that trial nearly tripled.

In an Alabama trial, white clover in an E+ fescue pasture increased stocker gain per acre by 55% compared with E+ fescue alone. Average daily gains increased 44%.

Improved forage quality also benefits cow-calf enterprises by delivering a higher plane of nutrition to benefit body condition, reproduction, milking and weaning weight.

“Anytime those gains come from grazed forages, it benefits the livestock producer’s bottom line,” Ingram says. “Grazing is the lowest-cost feed source.”

Multiple years of testing prove ProClova also provides broad-spectrum control of important broadleaf species, including ironweed, cocklebur, wild carrot, buttercup, biennial thistles, ragweeds, plantain, wooly croton, poison hemlock and many others.

ProClova is currently submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for registration. For more information on this new product, visit ProClova.com.

ProClova™ has not yet received regulatory approvals; approvals are pending. The information presented here is not an offer for use or sale. Always read and follow label directions.


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