About the Company
Corteva, Inc. is one of the major agricultural and seed companies headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. It is also known as Corteva Agriscience and was a part of DowDuPont before 1st June 2019. As of 2020, it is the most prominent stand-alone agricultural organisation worldwide. It has over 21,000 employees working towards improving agricultural technologies across the globe.
It offers products pertaining to crop protection, premium seeds, etc., and offers software solutions and digital services like Granular and AcreValue. The company also extends services like Pest management, Pasture & Land Management, and Turf & Ornamental Service. Corteva is a leader in the agricultural industry and has operations located in over 140 countries. As of 2020, it is aiding the fight against food insecurity in Africa, providing satellite imagery to farms around the globe and actively researching solutions for several agriculture-related issues.
The company came into being after spinning off from its parent company DowDuPont in mid-2019. Its parent company has a rich history that dates back to 1802 when E.I. Du Pont started a company under his name, with his first powered mill. After 95 years from that, the other half of DowDuPont, Dow Chemical Company, was founded by Electrochemical Pioneer H.H. Dow. Over the years, the two companies introduced iconic products like Saran Wrap, Lycra, Pioneer corn seeds, Kevlar, Ziploc, Lannate, Lorsban, etc.
In 1989, Dow entered its first joint venture with Eli Lilly and formed DowElanco. After a few more individual achievements, the two companies joined hands in 2015, forming DowDuPont, in which Corteva Agriscience was its agricultural division. Corteva entered the Fortune 500 list in 2020 and secured the 234th rank.
It entered the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol CTVA on 3rd June 2019 and, on the same day, became a component in the S&P 500 index.;