AMVAC Chemical Corporation has completed the first phase of a testing relationship with Corteva Agriscience regarding Corteva’s use of AMVAC’s proprietary SIMPAS prescriptive application equipment.
SIMPAS allows farmers to prescriptively apply multiple at-plant solutions to specific management zones rather than treating the entire field. The technology enabled Corteva Agriscience to precisely deliver inputs The announcement follows Corteva’s successful trial work with pre-commercial SIMPAS equipment in 2020, which enabled the company to precisely deliver inputs in replicated research trials in anticipation of commercialization of Corteva-brand SIMPAS-applied Solutions (SaS).
“Corteva Agriscience is one of the premier agriculture solution providers in the world, so it is gratifying that our proprietary SIMPAS platform has been recognized as a tool that can bolster Corteva’s R&D program,” said Eric Wintemute, AMVAC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The potential to make Corteva-brand SIMPAS-applied Solutions is consistent with our objective for SIMPAS users to have access from suppliers other than AMVAC.
“The opportunity to combine SIMPAS application technology with Corteva’s R&D capabilities will lead to sustainable new solutions that will make it easy for farmers to apply only what is prescribed, precisely where it is needed,” he added. “That is good for both the bottom line of participating farmers and the environment, and we are pleased to work with Corteva toward that end.”
“Our team is excited about the utility of the SIMPAS system,” noted Alex Cochran, Corteva Agriscience’s Global Seed Applied Tech, Insect-Nematicide Management and Biologicals Leader, “not only for our R&D field trial work within the Integrated Field Sciences team, but also as a potential delivery tool for Corteva solutions that boosts sustainability while adding value to the farmer’s bottom line. We are excited about this partnership and the potential to enable farmers to prescriptively apply crop protection and yield enhancing inputs in a targeted manner to only those areas of a field where the treatment is needed.
“This sustainable approach to delivering multiple inputs aligns with Corteva’s commitment to improving environmental stewardship while helping farmers maximize yield potential, minimize input costs and optimize return on investment.”
Additional information about SIMPAS is available online.
Based on information provided by AMVAC