In Indiana, Dow AgroSciences licensed unique sorghum genetic stocks to Chromatin Inc., enabling Chromatin to launch new products in markets outside of the United States. “At Dow AgroSciences, our innovative sorghum hybrids have wide adaptability around the world, and this agreement with Chromatin will help meet the demand for new products with higher yield and stability in sorghum-growing geographies,” said Rolando Meninato, vice president, Seeds, Dow AgroSciences.
Sorghum is undergoing increasing global demand due to its ability to produce food, livestock feed and biofuel feedstocks on marginal land with limited water resources. The new hybrid products will be sold through Chromatin’s international networks, including South America, Africa and Asia.
“Chromatin has assembled and developed the industry’s leading product pipeline for sorghum,” said Daphne Preuss, CEO of Chromatin. “The materials licensed from Dow AgroSciences add critically important genetic diversity and allow Chromatin to bring higher yielding crops to our international customers.”