The never-before-seen collaborative effort was announced this week at the Farm Progress Show. The companies shared that BASF will license its proprietary PPO gene for herbicide tolerance to Corteva to develop a new trait stack.

The stack will include tolerance to BASF’s Liberty, Corteva’s Enlist herbicides and various glyphosate herbicide solutions. The stack is expected to be available in all Corteva seed brands and the company anticipates licensing a new trait stack to independent seed companies in North America. Both companies shared that they expect the commercialization of these advancements in the early 2030s, pending a regulatory review in North America.

Read more on the unique partnership for the technological advancement of soybeans here.