Dow AgroSciences, Arcadia, Bioceres to develop, market soybean traits

Dow AgroSciences, LLC; Arcadia Biosciences; and Bioceres, S.A., said they have agreed to collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative traits in soybeans.

The partnership leverages Dow AgroSciences’ technology, regulatory expertise and commercial seed capabilities with a foremost soybean abiotic stress platform and exclusive grower relationships in South America that are represented by Arcadia and Bioceres’ joint venture, Verdeca, LLC.

Under the collaboration, the companies will create new soybean traits using Dow AgroSciences’ EXZACT Precision Technology platform.

“Soybean farmers are looking for productivity, and this collaboration holds great promise for the technology we can offer them,” Tim Hassinger, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, said. “Our own expertise, combined with Arcadia’s leadership position in abiotic stress traits and Bioceres’ strong relationship with large soybean growers, presents a unique opportunity for greater yields.”

The collaboration is expected to result in products that provide soybean growers around the world with unique options to accomplish greater yields, as well as improved on-farm economics.

“As more traits become available to be integrated into superior seed products, seed companies and trait collaborators face the challenge of deploying these solutions in a time-effective and cost-efficient manner,” Bioceres CEO Federico Trucco said. “This collaboration will help us meet this challenge by deploying validated agronomic and crop-protection technologies through the EXZACT platform, precisely stacking traits which could speed up technology integration.”

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