Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dow AgroSciences Collaborates in Australia

Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, and NemGenix, a biotechnology company based in Perth, Austrialia, have announced a newly established collaboration agreement to pursue novel technologies to produce nematode- resistant crops. The collaboration will support a number of full-time researchers at NemGenix’s facilities in Perth.

NemGenix is a privately held agricultural biotechnology company based at the Western Australia State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre in Perth. The company's focus is the research and development of new controls for plant parasitic nematodes (endemic soil borne pathogens), which are estimated to cause $15bn of crop damage worldwide with losses of more than 15 percent in some crops, such as sugar cane.


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