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Research and Development

Our proven methods allow us to discover, develop and bring to market innovative and sustainable solutions for some of the industry’s most challenging issues. As a result, we have a deep, high-quality pipeline that will allow us to deliver products that will help growers be more successful today and in years to come.

Invention requires the best and brightest people, physical resources and scientific technologies. Each year, we add hundreds of talented scientists to our ranks. Currently, more than 1,800 employees are dedicated to R&D ─ about one of every three people in the company. We also seek to expand our collaborations with specialized partners, and have deepened our relationships with universities recognized for leadership in agricultural research.

As our people resources have grown, we’ve continued to build our infrastructure to support their needs, increasing lab space by 32 percent, greenhouse space by 77 percent and field station acres by 40 percent. In the near future, we plan to add to our lab space and field stations in Latin America and increase an existing facility with lab and office space in Europe. We currently have active research facilities in 20 countries.

Dow AgroSciences R&D manages a full pipeline of innovations, with active, successful development programs in agricultural chemicals, biotechnology and germplasm. We also invest in new scientific technologies, such as EXZACT™ Precision Technology, which enables our plant biotechnology research to be faster, more precise and more efficient.

Our focus on a broad range of technologies lets us tailor solutions to a wide variety of applications and geographies so we can help customers be successful year after year.

Join forces with the elite scientists and business experts at Dow AgroSciences who are dedicated to exploring, creating, and advancing agricultural chemical and biological solutions to help feed a growing world.