Source: Dow AgroSciences



Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and the China National Rice Research Institute of Hangzhou, China, announced that they have entered into a research agreement to combine the strengths of Dow AgroSciences' platform of traits and technologies with CNRRI's rice germplasm.



"We look forward to working with CNRRI to introduce novel technologies in rice in China and the rest of the world to improve the productivity of one of the world's most important food crops and to help address the needs of our growing global population," said Daniel R. Kittle, Ph.D., vice president, R&D, Dow AgroSciences and Core Biotechnology for The Dow Chemical Company.



"We are confident that with Dow AgroSciences, a global leader in biotechnology, we will bring cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions to agriculture through this collaboration project," said Director General Cheng Shihua, Ph.D., China National Rice Research Institute.