Source: Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences announced four significant advancements this week. The company announced the allowance of its U.S. patent application for crop plants that contain one of Dow AgroSciences' new class of herbicide tolerant traits. The trait, which has shown exceptional promise for use in corn and other monocots, conveys robust tolerance to broadleaf and grass herbicides, including 2,4-D and the FOP family of herbicides.

Dow AgroSciences entered into an exclusive commercial license agreement with Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) for technology that enhances the root systems of plants with important implications for crop improvement.

Dow AgroSciences and Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered into a crop protection research, option, and license agreement to evaluate the potential use of Metallophile Technology to develop novel agricultural chemicals with new modes of action.

Dow AgroSciences is once again expanding production of SmartStax hybrids to meet customer demand for the 2011 growing season. The company produced a significant amount of SmartStax hybrids during summer production. 

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