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Dow AgroSciences Expands R& D Synergy

Dow AgroSciences research and development agreement with Radiant Genomics for crop protection products

United States: Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemicals Company has expanded its R&D collaboration with a major US based biotechnology company, that is Radiant Genomics so as to find new natural products for use in crop protection. The collaboration between new natural products department of AgroSciences and metagenomics and engineering biology technologies department of Radiant Genomics would utilize nature inspired chemistries to develop new products. As per the partnership agreement between the two companies, the technology base of Radiant Genomics would be expanded in order to increase the natural products for innovation research in protection of crops. Previously, Dow AgroSciences entered into an agreement with another US based agricultural products company, that is Arcadia Biosciences for the development and commercialization of trait stacks in corn.

TechSci Research depicts that the collaboration of Dow AgroSciences with Radiant Genomics would enable Dow to address the increasing demand for crop protection across the globe. Crop protection has garnered massive popularity across the globe on account of growing requirement to maximize the available arable land and increasing demand to ensure food security.

According to TechSci Research report Iran Fertilizers Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, the fertilizer market in Iran is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3.5% during 2015 – 2020. Use of fertilizers in Iran is a necessity, as the soil in the country is not suitable for cultivation. In addition, with low precipitation levels, use of fertilizers is a prerequisite for boosting the country’s agricultural output. 

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