Dow AgroSciences LLC

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.

Company details

9330 Zionsville Road , Indianapolis , Illinois 46268 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Technology
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

We provide a variety of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. 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
  • Vegetation management solutions
  • Residential pest control
  • Turf and Ornamental
  • Healthy Oils

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 roots ...

Our company began in the 1950s as the agricultural unit of The Dow Chemical company. From the beginning, we have set out to discover and develop innovative solutions that improve the way the world farms. In 1989, The Dow Chemical Company, which was founded in 1897, entered a joint venture with the Elanco Plant Sciences business of Eli Lilly and Company resulting in the formation of DowElanco. In 1997, The Dow Chemical Company acquired 100 percent ownership of the business and renamed it Dow AgroSciences. Today, we employ more than 9,000 people worldwide, and our 2015 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:

  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Fumigants
  • 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.

Crop Protection
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.

Crop Solutions
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.

Vegetation Management
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.

Pest Management
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.

Worldwide Operations

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.

We are passionate about developing sustainable chemical and biotechnology solutions that minimize risk and help growers get the most out of every acre or hectare of land. We focus on increasing crop productivity through improved plant genetics and pest management solutions.

By 2050, the world’s population will increase to 9 billion – requiring 100 percent more food. 70 percent of that will need to come from new, efficiency-improving technology.

This is our opportunity – to feed more people with less resources like water and land. 

Our approximately 9,000 employees around the world develop solutions for farmers of all sizes and scale.

Our values clearly articulate what our expectations are as an organization — what we hold to be fundamental to our culture.  Dow AgroSciences’ employees, ensure that these Values are maintained and upheld.

Integrity

We believe our promise is our most vital product - our word is our bond.  The relationships that are critical to our success depend entirely on maintaining the highest ethical standards around the world.

Respect for People

We believe in the inherent worth of all people.  We, the employees of Dow AgroSciences, are the engine of value creation; our imagination, determination and dedication are essential to growth.

Protecting Our Planet

We believe in protecting the world's resources.  Dow AgroSciences' sustainability journey involved the world's best problem solvers working on the world's biggest challenges.  The decisions we make, the innovations we deliver and the goals we achieve are all driven by our intent to 'set the Standard for Sustainability,' making the world safer, cleaner and greener for generations to come.

Ongoing customer surveys around the world point to the trusting and collaborative relationships we have developed with our stakeholders. Although we are proud of how we are viewed in the marketplace, we know that trust must be earned every day.

Our employees around the world are proud to contribute to a sustainable food supply chain that brings healthy and nutritious food to people from every corner of the globe. Our commitment is not just one as a company, but one that our employees bring to their everyday lives as mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends and coworkers.

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.

Our commitment to making a difference now and for the future drives us to do what is right for business, customers, the environment, and our growing world. Learn more about the extensive portfolio of sustainable products Dow AgroSciences is developing to provide innovative customer solutions.

Commitment to Quality

Quality Performance is a commitment to excellence by each Dow employee. It is achieved by teamwork and a process of continuous improvement. We are dedicated to being the leader in providing quality products and services which meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.

Our vision is for Dow AgroSciences to have an enterprise-wide culture of quality and be recognized by our customers as a premier provider of products and services.

Our 9,000 employees around the world are proud to be part of a healthy and sustainable food production system. We take seriously the trust that is placed in us to create solutions — for you and for the growing world. Working together, we help ensure a safe, affordable supply of food, feed, and fiber.

The more we talk together, the more we solve together.

Partnerships around the globe make us a leader in collaborations that lead to better solutions. Our employees are aligned, engaged and accountable, whether they are scientists, marketers and product specialists — or moms, dads and grandparents. Each day, they bring their unique perspectives and natural curiosity to make sure our products and services meet global needs as well as their families’ needs for sustenance, comfort and safety.

Diverse perspectives

Our culture fosters collaboration and an appreciation of diverse perspectives. We have a number of diversity networks and special interest groups - each with a senior executive sponsor – to bring together people to share experiences, find mentors, seek professional development, and gain access to senior leadership. Networking, coaching, and mentoring provide additional opportunities for people to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers.

Investing in our company's most valuable asset: people.

We invest in the development of our employees because people are the heart of our company. We focus on continuous learning and leadership development throughout our employees’ careers, and we empower our people with a determined entrepreneurial spirit to develop sustainable agricultural innovations that lead to greater choices in our growing world.

At Dow AgroSciences, we understand that sustainable business practices address ecological challenges - together with social and economic concerns - to create a positive impact through wise, meaningful investments in the communities where we work and serve. Our approximately 9,000 employees worldwide are highly engaged in contributing to local economies, volunteering their time and talent to meet the needs of their communities.

We focus our efforts on serving growers and ranchers, preparing tomorrow’s innovators through science education programming, and preserving and protecting the environment. We also provide leadership and take an active role on issues of mutual importance in the communities in which we operate.

Through our Corporate Citizenship efforts, we support three critical areas of need:

The researchers at Dow AgroSciences are dedicated to discovering and developing sustainable chemical and biotechnology solutions that increase crop productivity, helping farmers get the most out of every acre or hectare of land.

It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We have a disciplined and targeted approach to innovation that takes advantage of our skills and knowledge across a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Our deeply ingrained commitment to stewardship and safety is apparent in every facet of our work. And we believe in the power of collaboration to achieve an accelerated and broad-reaching level of innovation.

At Dow AgroSciences, we recognize the crucial role science plays in preserving our resources for future generations. For more than 25 years, we have been discovering, developing and bringing sustainable solutions to market for the purpose of feeding our growing world. We are committed to helping farmers increase their crop productivity through higher yields, better varieties, and targeted weed, insect, and disease control – working with stakeholders across the global food value chain and modern agriculture to develop sustainable agricultural solutions that leverage the power of science to balance the needs of boosting agricultural productivity while preserving the environment.

Through our commitment to sustainability, we are helping to advance human progress by:

  • Discovering and developing solutions that help preserve the quality of our land, water and air
  • Mitigating our environmental impact in manufacturing, packaging and shipping
  • Contributing to community success through meaningful collaborations

Dow AgroSciences sustainability actions are aligned to The Dow Chemical Company 2025 Sustainability Goals and represent a continuation of our longstanding commitment to innovating sustainable agricultural solutions that leverage the power of science for the purpose of feeding the growing world. Our continued progress is reported within The Dow Chemical Company Sustainability Reports.