Farmers around the globe continue to face new challenges from pests and weeds, making continued innovation essential. Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has been recognized at the AGROW awards, an international competition which has been called the Oscars of Agriculture, for key innovation it is advancing for farmers. “Farmers are the ultimate winners, as the innovation recognized by these AGROW awards helps them do their job and protect their land for future generations,” said Daniel R. Kittle, Ph.D., vice president, Dow AgroSciences Research and Development. “Our employees are passionate about advancing technology and committed to making a difference in the communities that we serve. We’re honored to be recognized at this prestigious event.”
The four awards won by Dow AgroSciences include: Resicore™ for Best Formulation Innovation, Dow AgroSciences’ PET bottles for Best Packaging Innovation; Dow AgroSciences’ work with Agsafe for Best Stewardship Program; and Dow AgroSciences with Viamet Pharmaceuticals for Best Industry Collaboration.
Best Formulation Innovation
Resicore™ herbicide is a new corn herbicide that is uniquely formulated with three proven active ingredients in a single offering. The herbicide’s multiple modes of action and residual control gives farmers more options for controlling a broad spectrum of grass and broadleaf weeds in their fields, including many herbicide-resistant weeds.
Best Packaging Innovation
Dow AgroSciences collaborated with RPC-Promens-Innocan to develop auto-stackable square PET bottles, a new agrochemical packaging system. This innovative packaging design is a first of its kind in the agrochemical market. The bottles feature several elements including lightweight construction and the elimination of the carton case that reduces its environmental footprint. Plus, the large neck is compatible with closed transfer systems and bore seal caps which minimizes operator exposure and allows for easier pouring.
Best Stewardship Program
A collaboration between Dow AgroSciences and Agsafe, an Australian co-regulatory stewardship program and subsidiary of CropLife Australia resulted in a tailored, cost- and time-effective training program for the crop protection and animal health manufacturing and supply industries. The program promotes international stewardship throughout a product’s lifecycle.
Best Industry Collaboration
Addressing the ever-changing demands of the crop protection marketplace, Dow AgroSciences and Viamet Pharmaceuticals began a collaboration to discover novel, early-stage, agricultural products. The success of the two teams combining their expertise led to a continued effort resulting in key advancements to Dow AgroSciences’ pipeline, targeted to address grower needs in the fungicide marketplace.
Our finalists in other categories included: Arylex™ for Best New Crop Protection or Trait; Enlist Ahead for Best Stewardship Program; and our Science Ambassadors for Best Public Outreach Program.