Dow AgroSciences announced Tuesday that it will collaborate with independent plant breeding company World Wide Wheat (W3) to develop and commercialize advanced germplasm and traits in wheat.

In a press release, Dow said that the collaboration would bring together Dow’s seeds and traits experience with W3’s 40 years of plant breeding experience.

“We are very pleased to be working with W3, an industry leader in wheat breeding, to launch a portfolio of new products in the near future,” said Jerome Peribere, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, in the release. “This collaboration will build upon our current seed portfolio by expanding into wheat.”

W3 is headquartered in Phoenix and focuses on wheat, barley and oats at research stations in 18 countries.

Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, works in crop protection, seeds and traits and agricultural biotechnology.
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