INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. â€“ October 30, 2017 â€“ Modern advancements are essential for sustainable progress in agriculture, andÂ Dow AgroSciencesâ€™innovation was honored today with a record-setting number of finalists, a highly commended achievement designation and several category winners at this yearâ€™s AGROW Awards, an international competition honoring the top advancements in agriculture.
â€śFarmers, and ultimately consumers, are the winners as our innovative technology helps advance how food is sustainably produced around the globe,â€ť said Scott Hutchins Global Leader, Research and Development.
The awards won by Dow AgroSciences include:
Best Manager with Strategic Vision
Tim Hassinger, former President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences LLC., was honored as Agrowâ€™s Best Manager with Strategic Vision. His efforts over three decades at the company helped strategically position the company for the future. He led Dow AgroSciences through the merger between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont, creating a new Agriculture Division positioned to be one of the worldâ€™s leading companies for both crop protection products and seed traits.Â
Best R&D Pipeline
The agricultural industry faces the challenge of feeding the growing world as the population grows and available resources become stretched. Our award-winning R&D pipeline contains both crop protection and seed trait solutions which will help farmers meet anticipated consumer global food supply demands.
Best Application Technology Innovation
The companyâ€™s novel Drift Reduction Technology, as commercialized in Enlist DuoÂ® herbicide and other products, builds in the ability of products to deliver physical properties that reduce drift, while maintaining mean droplet size and preserving efficacy. This technology addresses concerns about spray drift from agricultural product applications to ensure the amount of product reaches its target and not susceptible vegetation and crops, wildlife and waterways.Â
Best New Crop Protection Product or Trait
Cotton farmers are all too familiar with the challenges of resistant weeds robbing yield in the field. Enlistâ„˘ cotton, launched by Dow AgroSciences in 2017, has a trait that provides tolerance to Enlist DuoÂ® herbicide, a combination of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, which provide effective modes of action to combat common resistant weeds in cotton. The Enlist cotton trait and Enlist Duo herbicide are key components of the Enlist weed control system.
Dow AgroSciences also received a Highly Commended honor during the awards for the following category:
Best Formulation Innovation
Rice growers around the world will receive access to a new product formulated to deliver superior weed control utilizing Rinskorâ„˘ Active Herbicide in spring 2018. Rinskor active helps farmers effectively combat challenging weeds in rice, including many species resistant to existing chemistries. Rinskor is delivered in a novel NeoECâ„˘ formulation that provides all the simplicity and performance attributes of classic emulsified concentrates (ECs), but in a sustainable and more environmentally-friendly product.
Our finalists in other categories included: Every Tomato Counts for Best Marketing Campaign, Good Agricultural Practices Stewardship Program for Best Stewardship Program, Hunger Solutions Network for Best Public Outreach Program, Rinskorâ„˘ for Best Formulation, RecruitÂ® AG FlexPackâ„˘ for Best Packaging, as well as two finalists for Best Industry Collaborationâ€”Dow AgroSciences and SePro Corporation, and Dow AgroSciences and Agriculture Victoria Services for Best Industry Collaboration.
For more information about the Agrow Awards, visit:Â https://agrowawards.com/.
About DowDuPont Agriculture Division: DowDuPont Agriculture, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the DowDuPont Agriculture division provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry, developed through a robust research pipeline across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont Agriculture is committed to delivering innovation, helping growers increase productivity and ensuring food security for a growing global population. DowDuPont intends to separate the DowDuPont Agriculture division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.
Kenda Resler Friend
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