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Dow AgroSciences Recognized with International Award for Best New Crop Protection Product

Selected as Finalist in Seven Other Agrow Awards Categories

Indianapolis - November 02, 2010

Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), was recognized for industry-leading technology and innovation with an international Agrow Award for "Best New Crop Protection Product." The prestigious Agrow Awards honor corporate and individual excellence in the crop protection and production industry. 

Dow AgroSciences won Best New Crop Protection Product for spinetoram (Palgus™, Exalt™, sold in Central and Latin America). Spinetoram benefits millions of maize growers across Latin America by controlling Spodoptera frugiperda, the most significant pest of maize in Latin America. Spinetoram (Palgus™ 60SC, Exalt™ 60SC) provides outstanding control of S. frugiperda, with fast knockdown and good residual control, and it's even effective against insecticide-resistant S. frugiperda populations. Spinetoram has a very low use rate, very low mammalian toxicity, short environmental persistence, and minimal effects on non-target organisms and most beneficial arthropods. 

"Our company has a strong history with the Agrow Awards, and we're excited to be recognized again this year for our work in exploring, creating and delivering differentiated crop protection products," said Dan Kittle, Ph.D., vice president, R&D for Dow AgroSciences. "This is also great recognition for our thousands of global employees who are constantly advancing science, creating breakthrough ideas, and delivering collaborative solutions."

Winners of the 2010 Agrow Awards were selected by a panel of 12 independent judges from the crop protection and agricultural biotech industry, and were announced today during an awards ceremony in London. 

In addition to being named the winner of the Best New Crop Protection Product, Dow AgroSciences was also recognized as a finalist for people and products in the following categories:

Best Crop Protection Product in 25 Years: Bacillus thuringiensis-based Family of Traits
Best Manager with Strategic Vision: Tom Wiltrout
Most Innovative Chemistry: Sulfoxaflor Sap-feeding Insecticide
Best Novel Agricultural Biotechnology: SmartStax™
Best Formulations Innovation: SPLAT-MAT™ Spinosad ME
Best Innovation In Non-Crop: Recruit® HD
Best Stewardship Program: Telone™ EU Product Stewardship Program

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*A larger refuge is required in certain cotton-growing areas of the U.S.  Refer to the applicable Product Use Guide for additional details.
**In the U.S., TELONE is a Restricted Use Pesticide. In Florida, refer to the 24(c) TELONE product specimen label for restrictions in certain counties. TELONE is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.
Sulfoxaflor was recently submitted for regulatory approval in Australia, Canada and the United States.
Palgus™ and Exalt™ are sold in Central and Latin America.
SmartStax® multi-event technology developed by Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto.
®SmartStax is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.
®™ Exalt, Palgus, Recruit, SPLAT-MAT, and Telone are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.

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Robyn Heine
Dow AgroSciences