Access to New Products, Commodity Prices Fuel Optimism
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2021 — It’s easy for retailers of Brevant™ seeds to bust out of the winter doldrums thinking about the promising results of last fall’s harvest, commodity prices and access to new seed genetics.
“It’s been really exciting watching retail’s response to the brand since launch,” said Mike Lozier, Marketing Leader for the Brevant seeds brand. “We’re proud to offer 31 new products exclusively through retail and help them deliver an even stronger offer to their customers. With this new corn class, we’ve widened our performance advantage against the competition and we’re earning retail’s support with our people and our clear route-to-market strategy.”
Jake Fairley, sales agronomist, Country Partners in Gothenburg, Nebraska, said 2021 looks promising. “Our guys are excited,” he said. “The full fields we had with Brevant hybrids last year showed that this new brand has some great hybrids.”
The new Brevant brand grain corn class is backed by more than 36,000 head-to-head comparisons.1 Touting an 18.3 bu/A yield advantage vs. the competition, Brevant brand B00M18Q™ is a 100-day hybrid that has an 82.6%-win rate in nearly 2,000 head-to-head comparisons. Other standout hybrids include B06Y18Q™ with a 10.8 bu/A advantage, B14G14AM™ with a 6.7 bu/A advantage and B13A10AM™ with an 11.9 bu/A competitive advantage. The new product lineups are available exclusively through ag retailers across the Midwest and the eastern Corn Belt.
“This year, we’ve released 20 new grain corn hybrids that boast a 9.4 bu/A yield advantage in 36,633 head-to-head comparisons,” said Travis Belt, Portfolio and Technology Leader for the Brevant seeds brand. “We’ve expanded our Enlist E3 soybean portfolio with 11 new varieties to provide more depth and high-yielding options, with focus on early maturity groups. Our goal is to bring the best products forward for our retailers and their farmer customers. Higher yield will mean even more with improved commodity prices.”
Insect Protection and Weed Control Remain Top-of-Mind
Through Corteva Agriscience, Brevant™ seeds selects products from the largest proprietary library of elite corn germplasm in the world. Kyle Anderson, seed specialist, Nutrien Ag Solutions in Sheffield, Illinois, is excited about having newer genetics industrywide this year. In an area with heavy rootworm pressure, Anderson said, Brevant brand Qrome® products are a good fit to help his customers.
“Rootworm is a worry,” Anderson said. “It’s more of an issue now than it was in the past, and I am recommending Qrome corn products on more acres this year. Early emergence is the No. 1 thing my customers are looking for. They want a product that will come out of the ground fast and carry over into overall stand count.”
Of the 20 new Brevant brand corn products, seven have Qrome technology to provide above- and below-ground insect protection. The remaining corn products feature either Optimum® AcreMax® insect protection or Optimum AcreMax Leptra® technology. The soybean lineup consists of 11 new Brevant brand Enlist E3® soybeans. With more postemergence herbicide flexibility, these varieties deliver peace of mind and increased yield potential.
For more information about the new product lineup, visit Brevant.com/products or talk with your local ag retailer.
About Brevant seeds in the U.S.
Brevant™ seeds is a high-performance corn and soybean brand from Corteva Agriscience that is new to the U.S. market and provides industry-leading seed and service exclusively to retail focused in the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt. The Brevant seeds brand also offers silage corn, sunflowers and canola. The Brevant seeds brand sets itself apart by providing a unique way of doing business driven by its field experts teamed with local retailers. For more information about Brevant seeds in the U.S., visit Brevant.com or follow Brevant on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube .
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 www.corteva.com.
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12018-20 data from on-farm research locations across the United States. Minimum reps 5 within +/- 3 RM. Multiyear and multilocation data are better predictors of future performance. Do not use these or any other data from a limited number of trials as a significant factor in product selection. Summary information provided may contain small plot research data statistically corrected to reduce nongenetic variability.