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Corteva Agriscience announces brand name for its newest herbicide

Corteva Agriscience on 9 May, announced Bexoveld active as the brand name for the newest herbicide from its robust innovation pipeline

The active ingredient will offer cereal farmers another tool for controlling broadleaf weeds. Corteva expects to launch Bexoveld in North America in 2028 and in Europe in 2030, pending regulatory reviews.

Bexoveld is a new proprietary molecule discovered by Corteva and is a third-generation 6-Arylpicolinate (6-AP) herbicide, built upon the company’s deep knowledge of Arylex active and Rinskor active herbicides. “We are very excited about the novel class of auxin herbicides that we are bringing to the market,” said Sam Eathington, Chief Technology and Digital Officer at Corteva Agriscience. “These new molecules interact with auxin receptors in a unique manner providing resistance management and differentiated attributes, while also meeting our sustainable innovation criteria.” 

Bexoveld has demonstrated outstanding control of broadleaf weeds, including key resistant species in cereal crops. It is effective at low use rates against Kochia, as well as poppy, Veronica and wild mustard, which are common wheats impacting wheat, rye, triticale and barley farmers in Europe. 

Arylpicolinate herbicides are noted for their favorable regulatory, toxicological, and environmental profiles. The environmental profile of Bexoveld stands out among other auxin mimic herbicides due to its low dose use rate and superior efficacy. Moreover, since Bexoveld breaks down quickly in soil, crop restrictions in the following season are minimal. Residue levels of Bexoveld and its metabolites are below the Limit of Quantification in cereal grains.

Bexoveld is highly complementary to Corteva’s current cereal herbicide portfolio and will be offered in several pre-mixed formulations with leading Corteva herbicides.