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Our Interests

At Corteva Agriscience, our interests span the many fields of research that impact agriculture. 

To enable valuable interactions with the global innovation community, we provide a variety of ways to work together.  Possibilities include funding to support research in our areas of interest, technology and molecule testing, material exchanges, idea exchanges, and licensing opportunities. We invite the global research community to engage with us in the following areas:

Crop Protection

Crop Protection

We innovate in the areas of new active ingredients and formulations for crop protection solutions for insect pests, weeds, and disease. We are interested in collaborations that target:

  • natural or synthetic small molecules that impart activity via novel modes of action
  • sustainable methods for preparation of small molecule active ingredients including flow/continuous-based processes and biocatalytic transformations
  • improved formulation and delivery systems, including microplastic-free and biodegradable components
  • novel or improved seed applied technologies, including chemical and biological active ingredients, formulations, and tunable release technologies
  • novel alternatives to traditional chemistry-based insect, weed, and disease control methods 

Submissions are evaluated on a quarterly basis.  Submission cutoff dates for each quarter are February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st.


Greenhouse Photoshoot

We develop traits, both biotech and native, in support of sustainability, quality and higher yield potential. We are interested in collaborations that target:

  • native gene targets for increased disease resistance
  • biotech and native insect control methodologies
  • novel herbicide resistance targets
  • improved quality output traits

Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis.


wheat germination in soil

In addition to traditional chemistry-based crop protection solutions and our advanced crop genetics, seeds are complemented with biological treatments that enhance plant protection and yield. We are interested in collaborations that target:

  • novel insect, disease, nematode and weed control actives derived from biological organisms (small molecules, macromolecules, and whole organisms)
  • biological solutions that enhance plant growth and yield, improve resiliency to stress, and maximize nutrient uptake
  • novel biological delivery systems for microorganism, macromolecule, small molecule crop protection solutions
  • improvement or stabilization of microbial products and delivery systems

Submissions are evaluated on a quarterly basis.  Submission cutoff dates for each quarter are February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st.


Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding

Our breeding programs, resulting in one of the most extensive germplasm libraries in the world, combine 90+ years of innovation and expertise for continued genetic gain. We are interested in collaborations that target:

  • natural diversity in our crop products
  • crop growth modeling
  • methods for driving recombination
  • new phenotyping methods
  • artificial intelligence application for breeding programs

Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Enabling Technologies


We develop and utilize tools that advance our research in plant breeding, genome editing, crop transformation, high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping, and the discovery and development of effective and sustainable crop protection solutions. We are interested in collaborations that target:
















  • efficient and flexible genome-editing technologies
  • next generation transformation technologies
  • single-plant, cell-based, high-throughput genotyping platforms
  • non-destructive, high-throughput plant phenotyping technologies for field and controlled environments
  • automated tissue sampling
  • sensor platforms for in-field continuous characterization of soil composition and microclimates
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence as applied to crop protection research (e.g., chemical synthesis, active discovery, formulation etc.)
  • novel or improved production systems for natural products (fermentation, heterologous expression systems, monitoring, etc.)
















Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis.
















Digital Solutions


We create differentiating, predictive agriculture tools that generate actionable outputs to growers. We are interested in collaborations that target:

  • improved analytics of drone and satellite imaging data for plant health diagnostics, disease/insect pressure and yield prediction
  • deployment of sensor platforms for in-field continuous monitoring of soil characteristics and microclimates
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence

Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis.


Let's Collaborate!

We invite the global innovation community to join us in building solutions for agriculture research by responding to specific challenges and submitting proposals for collaboration in our interest areas.