Corteva officials announced this week approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a product containing Ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi). The novel technology is expected to help control the pesky foe corn rootworm (CRW). Vorceed Enlist, the hybrid product containing RNAi, works in CRW as it feeds on corn roots by turning off or silencing growth and sustainment functions of the pest. Corteva says the technology will be available for farmer use starting in 2023.

A report published in an Insects journal article at the start of 2022 says the development of the RNAi technology continues to move agriculture toward more environmentally friendly insecticides.

Read more on RNAi technology and its availability here.