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Crop Biotech Update

First Company Accreditation by USDA Seed Conditioning Program

June 10, 2011

The U.S Department of Agriculture's Accredited Seed Conditioning Program has given the first certification to Dow AgroSciences Refuge Advanced™ SmartStax® product, the industry's first, single-bag refuge solution for corn. The seed company has met the required seed blending of 95 percent high-yielding SmartStax seeds and 5 percent high-quality non-insect-traited refuge seeds, as well as the USDA's Process Verified Program standards.

"Earning this USDA certification provides our customers with a high level of confidence that Dow AgroSciences products meet or exceed regulatory and seed industry standards," says Michael Joseph, lead quality manager for Seed Production at Dow AgroSciences.

See the full article for more details at http://www.dowagro.com/newsroom/corporate/2011/20110606a.htm