What’s in a name? For some, a name is a legacy, a tradition and a standard to uphold. To others, a name is a symbol — a sign of progress, strength and hope. At Corteva Agriscience, we are proud to embrace a new company name that embodies both the legacy of our predecessors, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Crop Protection and DuPont Pioneer, while simultaneously embracing a progressive vision for the future of agriculture that champions a host of businesses, including Urban Pest Management (UPM).
Corteva by the numbers
On June 3, Corteva Agriscience CEO Jim Collins rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, signaling the official company separation from DowDuPont and a new era for the agrochemical giant. The new company boasts 20,000 employees, 140 R&D facilities, 65+ signature active ingredients, $14 billion in global sales and $145 million in U.S. pest control market sales.
A constant in an ever-changing industry
While these numbers represent significant changes, one of the constants at Dow AgroSciences — and now Corteva — has been UPM leader Mark Neterer. In his new role as the Corteva business leader for the Pest Management and Turf & Ornamental segments, he spoke at length about the company’s plans for the future in the structural pest control industry.
“We are and will continue to develop and enhance the performance and business value of the ActiveSense and Sentricon brands through innovative new technologies and resources,” Neterer said. “Additionally, we are continuing to seek new technologies that have a great technical and business fit in other segments of the pest management business, including mosquito, bed bugs and general pest control segments. Our pipeline of active ingredients show promise that will enable Corteva to expand our portfolio for PMPs to incorporate into their service and business models.”
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