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Dow AgroSciences LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company specializing in not only agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, but also seeds and biotechnology solutions. The company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. On 31 January, 2006, Dow AgroSciences announced that it had received regulatory approval for the world's first plant-cell-produced vaccine against Newcastle disease virus from USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics. Dow AgroSciences operates brand names such as Sentricon, Vikane, Mycogen, SmartStax, Pfister Seed, Phytogen, Prairie Brand Seed, Profume, Renze Seeds and Triumph Seed.Dow AgroSciences also produces Omega-9 canola and sunflower oils. These oils are said to be more healthy than alternative oils due to a combination of high-oleic and low-linoleic fatty acids.In October 2011, the U.S. Justice Department announced that a biotech specialist at Cargill had pleaded guilty to stealing information from Cargill and Dow AgroSciences. Kexue Huang, a Chinese national, was discovered to be passing information back to China from Dow for at least 3 years, from 2007 to 2010.Dow AgoSciences' Enlist Weed Control System is in the approval stage as of 2014.Dow AgroSciences has recently received the registration of Arylex active from the Chinese Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture . Wikipedia.

Since initial launch of insect protected transgenic crops, the most effective strategy to manage the potential for target pests to evolve resistance has been the use of a single mode of action with "high dose" and structured refuge. However, the effectiveness of this strategy is limited if mortality of certain pests does not reach "high dose" criteria, inconsistent implementation of refuges and non-rare resistance alleles. More recently, several pyramided trait products, which include multiple modes of action against key target pests, have been developed. These products offer the potential for dramatically improved resistance management with smaller refuges and less dependence on high mortality of susceptible and heterozygous insects and rare resistance alleles. We show that products such as SmartStax and PowerCore offer compelling resistance management benefits compared with single mode of action products and allow for the option of products containing refuge seed mixtures rather than structured refuges to effectively delay resistance. We conclude that all stakeholders, including technology developers, growers, crop advisors, extensions services and regulatory authorities should continue to encourage the development, deployment and adoption of pyramided trait products for improved pest management and improved resistance management.

Lu T.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Lu Z.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Ma Z.-X.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Zhang Y.,Dow AgroSciences | Hsung R.P.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2013

Researchers provide information regarding the chemistry involving allenamides, generating a greater amount of interest from synthetic researchers to create new allenamide chemistry. The researchers state that Perhydrogenation of allenamide 2 has been reported to give alkyl amide 3. A mixture of oxazole 4 and oxo-quinazoline 6 could be obtained from a ring-opened intermediate 5 via C-O and C-N bond formation under basic conditions. One of the researcher's 23 syntheses of benzimidazolyl thiazoles 12 represent the first applications of [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement in allenamide synthesis. This researcher has also also found that depropargylation occurs when bis-propargyl thiol benzimidazole 13 is refluxed in HMPT to afford benzimidazolyl thiazole 17.

Herman R.A.,Dow AgroSciences
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2013

The compositional equivalency between genetically modified (GM) crops and nontransgenic comparators has been a fundamental component of human health safety assessment for 20 years. During this time, a large amount of information has been amassed on the compositional changes that accompany both the transgenesis process and traditional breeding methods; additionally, the genetic mechanisms behind these changes have been elucidated. After two decades, scientists are encouraged to objectively assess this body of literature and determine if sufficient scientific uncertainty still exists to continue the general requirement for these studies to support the safety assessment of transgenic crops. It is concluded that suspect unintended compositional effects that could be caused by genetic modification have not materialized on the basis of this substantial literature. Hence, compositional equivalence studies uniquely required for GM crops may no longer be justified on the basis of scientific uncertainty. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2015-06-23

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Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2015-10-12

This document discloses molecules having the following formula (Formula One): and processes associated therewith.

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