Gowan to acquire Dow DNA herbicide business

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gowan-logoYuma, Ariz.-based Gowan Co. has agreed to acquire Dow AgroSciences’ entire dinitroaniline (DNA) herbicide portfolio.

The deal includes global product registrations, trademarks, intellectual property and labels for herbicides based on the molecules trifluralin, benfluralin and ethalfluralin.

Among the brands included are Treflan, Edge, Team, Bonalan and Sonalan.

DNA herbicides are some of the oldest selective soil-applied herbicides, having been around for more than a half century. They are registered for a wide variety of crops, including cotton, beans, canola, cereals, crucifers, cucurbits and vegetables.

The deal is expected to close by year’s end.

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