Gene Editing Technology to Fight Corn Disease

Gene Editing Technology to Fight Corn Disease
Mar 23, 2023

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Corteva Agriscience announced on March 10, 2023, that their game-changing gene editing technology that will give additional protection to elite corn hybrids has advanced through their R&D pipeline. The proprietary technology has multiple disease-resistant native traits packaged into a single location in the gene to better address the most devastating North American corn diseases.

In 2021, Northern leaf blight, Southern rust, gray leaf spot, and anthracnose stalk rot combined to cost North American corn growers more than 318 million bushels in production.

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