Dow AgroSciences

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Dow AgroSciences LLC
Fully Owned Subsidiary
Industry Agricultural Supplies
Founder Eli Lilly and Company and Dow Chemical Company in 1989
Headquarters Zionsville, Indiana, United States
Products Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Fumigant and Seed Technologies
Parent Dow Chemical Company

Dow AgroSciences LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company specializing in not only agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, but also seeds and biotechnology solutions. The company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. On 31 January, 2006, Dow AgroSciences announced that it had received regulatory approval for the world's first plant-cell-produced vaccine against Newcastle disease virus from USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics.[citation needed] Dow AgroSciences operates brand names such as Sentricon, Vikane, Mycogen, SmartStax, Pfister Seed, Phytogen, Prairie Brand Seed, Profume, Renze Seeds and Triumph Seed.

Dow AgroSciences also produces Omega-9 canola and sunflower oils.

In October 2011, the U.S. Justice Department announced that a biotech specialist at Cargill had pleaded guilty to stealing information from Cargill and Dow AgroSciences. Kexue Huang, a Chinese national, was discovered to be passing information back to China from Dow for at least 3 years, from 2007 to 2010.[1]

Dow AgoSciences' Enlist Weed Control System is in the approval stage as of 2014. Dow AgroSciences has recently received the registration of Arylex active (Halauxifen-methyl) from the Chinese Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA).[2]


  1. ^ Tom Webb (2011-10-20). "A Cargill scientist, and a spy for China". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. 
  2. ^ "China approves Quelex™ the first herbicide with Arylex™ Active", AgroPages Apr. 28, 2014, Retrieved May 12th, 2014.

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