Dow AgroSciences is committed to increasing crop productivity through higher yields, better varieties, and more targeted pest management control. We provide a variety of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. Walk through any supermarket, and you clearly see sustainable advances have been made in food production, variety, and quality. Now more than ever, there is a critical need for new breakthroughs. Global population forecasts show overall food production must be boosted by about 70 percent in four decades. Although our natural resources are limited, the potential for agricultural production advances is not.
Our research with strategic partners is bringing breakthrough and sustainable solutions to the industry such as:
- Innovative hybrids and seed varieties
- Crop-enhancing traits
- Crop protection products
- Post-harvest commodity protection
- Vegetation management solutions
- Residential pest control
- Turf and Ornamental
- Healthy Oils
Our roots …
We began as the plant sciences business of The Dow Chemical Company, which was founded in 1897. A joint venture with Eli Lilly and Company in 1989 created DowElanco. With a focus on sustainable agriculture, DowElanco combined the leading chemistries of The Dow Chemical Company with those of the agricultural division of Eli Lilly. In 1997, The Dow Chemical Company acquired full ownership of the business and named the business Dow AgroSciences. Today, we employ more than 7,700 people worldwide, and our 2012 global sales were $6.4 billion (U.S.).
Products & Solutions
We provide a world-class portfolio of leading-edge, sustainable solutions for modern agriculture, including:
- Nitrogen stabilizers
- Seeds, Traits, and Oils
From leading in-plant trait technology to four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award-winning insecticides, Dow AgroSciences is gaining recognition for the sustainable solutions we are creating to help answer some of the world’s most challenging needs.
We have a diverse potfolio of leading-edge insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, and fumigant technologies for customers around the globe. By linking real customer problems with innovative, technology-based solutions, we provide sustainable solutions to the growing world.
We offer crop protection products that give growers the tools they need to maximize productivity and help keep fields free of weeds, insects, and diseases.
Forestry areas, utilities, railroads, and roadways must be kept free of weeds and brush that can disrupt electrical power transmission and transportation. Our herbicide solutions are a cost-effective alternative to mowers and chainsaws, and help maintain the surrounding environment.
Range & Pasture
On range and pastureland, our herbicides help ranchers and livestock producers by controlling poisonous, noxious, invasive, and other hard-to-control weeds and brush.
Our innovative solutions control insect pests that cause billions of dollars in structural damage each year to homes, commercial buildings, and historical structures around the world.
Turf & Ornamental
We offer solutions to help keep turfgrass and ornamental plants thriving for golf courses, lawns, landscapes, greenhouses, and nurseries.
Post Harvest Protection
With the range of innovative products and services available through the AgroFresh™ technology, we enable growers, packers, shippers, exporters, and importers to deliver high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants.
Seeds, Traits, & Oils
Our seeds and traits research is committed to increasing yields for farmers and growers worldwide by improving genetics and stress tolerance, and helping to ensure effective weed and insect control. New investment in research, in combination with strategic acquisitions, is resulting in more productive and resilient crops. Our innovations in conventional breeding and plant biotechnology lead to seed hybrids and varieties with greater yield potential. Through our healthier oils business, we develop seed to produce canola and sunflower oils with zero trans fat and lower saturated fat.
With seed affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Europe, India, the Netherlands, and North America, our technology and global perspective drive us to develop products that enhance yield potential to serve the needs of the growing world.
Customers in more than 130 nations look to us for sustainable agricultural production solutions. And our global presence is rapidly expanding through collaboration with partners, ongoing research and new R&D and manufacturing facilities.
Service to Our Customers
Ongoing customer surveys around the world point to the trusting and collaborative relationships we have developed with our customers and channel partners. Although we are proud of how we are viewed in the marketplace, we know that trust must be earned every day.
Our field-based sales and technical specialists keep us close to market trends and emerging needs. They are available to help customers put new technologies to work, provide required annual stewardship training, assist with technical problems and more.
While we focus on serving the needs of our customers, we also look to them to inspire new and improved solutions. The better we can deliver on their wants and needs, and help them grow their businesses, the faster we can develop innovative solutions and see them become successful in the marketplace.