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Corteva Will Stop Making Chlorpyrifos

After this year, Corteva Agriscience will no longer manufacture or sell the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The company says this is in response to demand decline–not public or regulatory concern. Corteva is not the only manufacturer of the insecticide. 
Corteva said it secured enough supply to meet current demand through the end of this year, and farmers who bought chlorpyrifos from Corteva in 2020 will receive their orders.
 “Demand for one of our long-standing products, chlorpyrifos, has declined significantly over the last two decades, particularly in the U.S.  Due to this reduced demand, Corteva has made the strategic business decision to phase out our production of chlorpyrifos in 2020,” the company said in a statement provided to AgWeb.
Chlorpyrifos can be used in a wide variety of crops including row crops, fruits, trees and vines. It’s restricted in some states and banned in others. California, New York, Hawaii and Europe are among the states/countries that have banned the pesticide.
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