Dow agchem sales up 4% in Q1
Dow AgroSciences' crop protection sales rose by 4% to an undisclosed record figure in the first quarter of 2014. That was primarily due to higher sales of herbicides in the Europe, Africa and Middle East region as favourable weather conditions led to an early start to the cereal herbicide season in Europe, the company points out. Increased sales of insecticides in Latin America also contributed to growth. Sales of new crop protection products were up by 28%, led by the herbicide, pyroxsulam.