About Dow AgroSciences
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 2014 global sales were $7.3 billion (U.S.).
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