Gowan Co. to acquire DNA portfolio from Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences’ entire global dinitroaniline (DNA) portfolio will be acquired by Gowan Co., Gowan CEO Juli Jessen announced Tuesday. 

This acquisition includes global product registrations, trademarks Treflan, Edge, Team, Bonalan and Sonalan, and the intellectual property and labels for herbicides based on trifluralin, benfluralin and ethalfluralin molecules.

"We are enthusiastic to be able to acquire these proven products in this critical era for herbicide resistance management," Jessen said. "The products are particularly significant for us in Canada and Europe where our growing sales force is centered on extending the utility of herbicide programs. And we are grateful for the opportunity to defend and evolve the DNAs for niches that have long been our sweet spot, such as vegetables and turf. This move is part of Gowan’s continued efforts to deliver solid chemistry to help solve our customers’ needs.”

The DNA herbicides have been in weed management programs for over 50 years and were one of the first selective soil herbicides. The Dow AgroSciences global DNA portfolio is active in 22 countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and European countries.

“These products have been essential to modern weed control, and our sale of the DNA business doesn’t diminish this history as we look to the future and invest in innovative and differentiated products,” Ramiro De La Cruz, Dow AgroSciences' vice president for crop protection, said.

The transaction of the global DNA portfolio is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

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