Corteva Unveils R&D Collaboration with ZeaKal

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and ZeaKal, a San Diego, CA-based plant science innovator focused on improving agricultural productivity, on Wednesday announced a strategic R&D collaboration.

ZeaKal and Corteva Agriscience will work together to develop and test ZeaKal’s proprietary PhotoSeed technology, which uses a novel mechanism for increasing a plant’s intrinsic photosynthetic capacity. PhotoSeed plants can harvest more sunlight and fix more carbon dioxide, which allows for significant improvement in seed and grain yield. PhotoSeed also improves seed composition quality by increasing both oil and protein content. For farmers, this means increasing productivity and profitability without additional inputs. For consumers, it means agriculture that can deliver better nutrition on a smaller environmental footprint.


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