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Corteva, STI Biotechnologie pen European market agreement for microbe-based soil/rhizosphere enhancer

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Corteva Agriscience and STI Biotechnologie, an expert in microbiological technologies, announced a multi-year agreement for the distribution of two Lactobacillus strains for plant stimulations.

Through the agreement, which includes all countries on the European continent, STI Biotechnologie is providing an exclusive distribution license to Corteva for a dedicated formulation of their proprietary Lactobacillus farciminis CNCM-I-3699 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus CNCM-I-3698, which work with the plant to improve soil conditions and rhizosphere. The technologies work in both field and greenhouse conditions.

Corteva will leverage its wide distribution network and market reach to make the product, sold under the brand name Utrisha Rhizo biostimulant, available for all crops, with a primary focus on vegetables and potatoes.

The collaboration represents another step forward for Corteva’s expanding global biologicals portfolio, which is dedicated to developing biostimulants and biocontrol products. The company’s stated that Utrisha Rhizo, a technology powered by STI Biotechnologie, will provide value through integrated nutrition management efficiency and enhancing yield potential and sustainability.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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