Dow/Schillinger Seed soybean deal
Dow AgroSciences has entered into a licensing, research and development agreement with the US seed company, Schillinger Seed (West Des Moines, Iowa), for genetically modified soybeans. Schillinger will supply Dow with germplasm and Dow is tohave exclusive rights to breed and market GM soybeans under the Schillinger Seed brand. Schillinger will continue to develop and market non-GM seed under its eMerge Genetics brand. The deal is part of a strategy to expand Dow’s soybean platform ahead of the planned launch of the Dow Herbicide Tolerance trait in soybeans in 2013 ( Agrow No 562, p 5).