Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
AgriGenomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Dow AgroSciences, Victorian Department of Primary Industries Initiate New Research and Development Program

Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Bookmark and Share
New project to create improved canola varieties.

Dow AgroSciences and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) of the State of Victoria, announced that the organizations have agreed to expand current collaborations by entering into a new research project to develop new varieties of canola with enhanced performance designed to benefit farmers in Australia and around the world.

Under the agreement, Dow AgroSciences will work with the DPI through its commercial arm - Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd. - to apply its EXZACTTM Precision Technology platform to improve the performance of canola varieties. This represents the sixth research and development project in the collaboration agreement between Dow AgroSciences and DPI since the inception of the relationship between the two organizations in 2009. This new research project will be based at DPI’s research facilities at Horsham and at the new AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience that officially opened today at Bundoora.

“Dow AgroSciences is very excited to expand our collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries as this new project represents a significant step toward the development of commercial products that will enable both organizations to create new solutions for improving agricultural productivity,” said Antonio Galindez, President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences. “We have been extremely impressed with the creative and collaborative research relationship that we have developed with the Department over the past few years. By expanding that collaboration to focus on commercial product development using EXZACTTM we are continuing to demonstrate our mutual commitment to the creation of novel solutions for the critical challenges agriculture will face in the future.”

The new project builds upon the current research and development collaboration between DPI and Dow AgroSciences that has resulted in the design and development of a platform for precision genome editing technologies using EXZACTTM, which Dow AgroSciences has developed under an exclusive license and collaboration agreement in plants with Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. The EXZACTTM Precision Technology platform enables the creation of new varieties of canola and oil seed rape. An additional application of the EXZACTTM platform is the capability to develop novel gene combinations in commercial varieties that will rapidly allow the production of crops with improved performance.

Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh said the Victoria Government saw great benefit and potential in collaborating with leading research organisations like Dow AgroSciences.

“DPI’s partnership with Dow AgroSciences has already generated more than 40 jobs in agricultural biosciences here at AgriBio and at Horsham, in regional Victoria. The work these researchers do will deliver even greater benefits to Victoria in the coming years. The Victorian Government has placed a very strong focus on targeted research and development within DPI, to help Victoria’s food and fibre producers meet world demand for food. We have a goal to double Victoria’s food and fibre production by 2030 but we cannot help growers step up production unless we co-invest with industry in research, development and extension in our areas of greatest opportunity, and these include grains and oil seeds,” Walsh said.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Dow AgroSciences Signs Deal for Rice Genome-Editing Technology in China
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ICS-CAAS).
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Dow Reports Second Quarter Results
Dow generates higher cash flow despite lower revenue, with a more than $400 million impact due to currency.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Dow AgroSciences, KWS Enter Into Agreement for Research & Product Development
Dow AgroSciences will provide KWS with a commercial license option for traits and products developed with EXZACT Precision Technology in sugar beets, as well as a research license for use in several row crops.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Danforth Center and Dow Collaborate to Develop High-Yielding Disease-Resistant Cassava Plants
With help from Dow, The Danforth Center aims to develop cassava plants resistant to both CBSD and CMD.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Scientific News
Modified Yeast Shows Plant Response to Key Hormone
Researchers have developed a toolkit based on modified yeast to determine plant responses to auxin.
New Discovery May Benefit Farmers Worldwide
Scientists have shown how a crop-microbe 'team' protect against fungal infection.
Regulatory RNA Essential to DNA Damage Response
Researchers discover a tumour suppressor is stabilized by an RNA molecule, which helps cells respond to DNA damage.
Antibiotic Resistance Can Occur Naturally in Soil Bacteria
Scientists have found natural anti-biotic resistant bacteria in soils with little to no human exposure.
Potential of New Insect Control Traits in Agriculture
Researchers have discovered a protein that shows promise as an alternate corn rootworm control mechanism.
Gene Could Reduce Female Mosquitoes
Virginia Tech researchers have found a gene that can reduce female mosquitoes over many generations.
Improving Crop Efficiency with CRISPR
New study of CRISPR-Cas9 technology from Virginia Tech shows potential to improve crop efficiency.
Fighting Plant Pathogens with RNA
Researchers develop strategy that could lead to environmentally friendly fungicide to fight pathogens.
Breakthrough in Plant Salt-Tolerance Research
Researchers have made a breakthrough in plant salt tolerance that could lead to new salt tollerant crop types.
Microbes Help Plants Survive In Severe Drought
Researchers discover plants survive better under drought conditions with help from natural microbes.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!