Dow AgroSciences will purchase the assets of Cal/West Seeds, Woodland, Calif., a seed supplier of alfalfa, clover and other crops. The addition of Cal/West Seeds will expand Dow AgroSciences alfalfa and forage business, which includes Dairyland Seed, purchased in 2008. With this acquisition, Dow AgroSciences’ forage business will be one of the largest in the industry.
“Cal/West fits our business model – they are not only a technology developer in their industry, but also have a strong genetics program which will strengthen our forages business,” said Rolando Meninato, Global Leader, Seeds, Traits and Oils at Dow AgroSciences.
Under the terms of the agreement, Dow AgroSciences will acquire substantially all of Cal/West Seeds’ assets, which include Cal/West and Producer’s Choice brands, Cal/West SRL Argentina, the research and development technologies and genetics programs, as well as the production facilities. Cal/West has R&D and production facilities in California, Washington and Wisconsin.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.