Dow AgroSciences buys wheat-breeding firm in Pacific Northwest

Dow AgroSciences buys wheat-breeding firm in Pacific Northwest

Dow AgroSciences will buy Northwest Plant Breeding Company, a cereals-breeding station in Pullman, WA, to help expand Dow's certified wheat seed program in the Pacific Northwest.

Dow AgroSciences will purchase Northwest Plant Breeding Company, a cereals-breeding station in Pullman, WA. This acquisition will help Dow expand its Hyland Seeds certified wheat seed program foundation in the Pacific Northwest.

The assets of Northwest Plant Breeding include a research station, germplasm, several active patents, and plant variety protections. Dow AgroSciences will open a cereal-breeding station in Pullman, which will be fully operational by March 2012.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Dow AgroSciences to build upon Northwest Plant Breeding and Hyland programs in the Pacific Northwest region,” says Kay Kuenker, vice president of Dow AgroSciences, new businesses.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

For more information about Dow AgroSciences, visit www.dowagro.com

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