SYDNEY AND INDIANAPOLIS -- Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow), announced that it is now the full owner of Advantage Wheats Pty Ltd. In 2011, Dow AgroSciences had made a major investment in the company and has now acquired the remaining shares from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization) and Landmark Operations Limited.
The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to become a key player in wheat in Australia and around the world. Dow AgroSciences will continue to work with CSIRO on breeding and Landmark for seed production and promotion.
“Advantage Wheats will continue to develop and deliver new wheat varieties to meet the needs of Australian farmers while continuing to use the expertise of our collaborators,” said Neil Comben, Advantage Wheats, General Manager.
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