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Source: Corteva Agriscience news release

Wilmington, DE - Corteva Agriscience announced today it has been named as winners of multiple Manufacturing Leadership Awards from the National Association of Manufacturers.

The categories and technologies honored for their outstanding achievements are:
Engineering & Production Technology for its Pyraxalt active product manufacturing and process optimization. Pyraxalt active is a potent nicotinic acetylcholine receptor inhibitor that blocks neurotransmission in affect insects.

Excellence for its spinetoram (now known as Jemvelva active) insecticide, the only IRAC Group 5 insecticide.

Sustainability for its successful Rinskor active ingredient advanced technology and product manufacturing. Because of its agronomic and environmental benefits, Rinskor active was awarded a Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 2018.

Additionally, Jonathan Jones, Fermentation Research Team Leader at the Indianapolis, Indiana site, was selected for the Next Generation Leadership Award. Recognizing remarkable manufacturing professionals 30 years old or younger, this achievement recognizes manufacturing's brightest future stars who are leading the way for the possibilities of tomorrow. Jonathan is an active servant leader in various communities through the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis organization and through the Corteva Agriscience Grows Science Outreach program with emphasis on K-12 and collegiate student STEM enrichment. At Corteva, he is a leader in the Global African Heritage Alliance (GAHA) Business Resource Group.

"Corteva Agriscience was thrilled to have been named Large Scale Manufacturer of the Year in 2021," said Balaji Venkataraman, Vice President Manufacturing and Technology, Corteva Agriscience. "To receive continued recognition by the Manufacturing Leadership Awards and National Association of Manufacturers is a testament to the innovative people who work for this organization and the products and technology that they are developing."

Corteva will be recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which will take place as a virtual event on May 19, 2021. Details on attending the virtual gala are available at

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