We can expect to see two new plant protection actives, one herbicide and one insecticide, introduced into the market in the near future. The active ingredients from Dow AgroSciences are from new families of chemistry and will form the basis for a fresh range of herbicides for cereals and insect control in a wide range of crops.

Announcing the products, Dow AgroSciences local business manager William Corrigan said that this almost represents a scientific breakthrough: “The introduction is happening at a time of increased fear about the loss of existing crop protection products and a more stringent regulatory environment, particularly in the EU.”