Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI), and Alforex Seeds™, LLC, have been involved in litigation concerning the advertising of certain varieties of alfalfa seeds. FGI and Alforex are pleased to announce that the litigation has been resolved. This enables Alforex®, Dairyland Seed® and Mycogen® to add alfalfa varieties that contain the unique attributes of FGI’s HarvXtra® and Roundup Ready® traits to their product offerings and will significantly broaden grower access to HarvXtra® and Roundup Ready® alfalfa technology. Alforex will continue to offer a broad variety of technology choices to their alfalfa customers, including Hi-Gest®, an alfalfa seed product developed via conventional breeding that offers forage quality advantages.
FGI’s HarvXtra® technology delivers a significant reduction in lignin when compared to any variety currently available in the market. Research supports that the lignin modification in HarvXtra® represents a material advance in alfalfa forage quality beyond what is currently possible with conventional breeding, giving alfalfa growers a unique and novel opportunity for improved forage quality. HarvXtra® technology also provides the potential for increased flexibility in harvest management over conventional alfalfa cultivars. FGI’s HarvXtra® trait stack combines this significant reduction of lignin content and composition with Roundup Ready® technology for improved weed control.
About Forage Genetics International
For the past 27 years, Forage Genetics International (FGI) has led the forage industry with innovative genetic discoveries, variety developments and cutting-edge product introductions. FGI’s relentless drive for improved forage production is behind their unprecedented advancements. As the industry’s leading provider of forage solutions, FGI breeds, develops and produces premier alfalfa seed. The highly experienced staff delivers packaging, distribution and training services to complement the premium product offerings — all customized to meet the varied needs of our customers. For more information, visit www.foragegenetics.com.
About Alforex Seeds, an affiliate of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Alforex Seeds focuses on developing and delivering alfalfa and forage solutions that help hay, livestock and milk producers maximize the profitability of their operations. Alforex is an affiliate of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), which is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience™ provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant™ brand seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.