As a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, it is part of our ongoing mission to constantly improve what is essential to human progress by mastering science and technology. So the story of DAS not only starts with science, but also continues to build on its scientific achievements - an essential element in who we are today and in the future.
A History of Innovation
The company's roots in the agricultural marketplace date back to 1950, as the agricultural unit of The Dow Chemical Company, where we discovered and developed innovative and scientific solutions that improved the way the world approached agriculture. Today, we are one of the leading agricultural companies in the world with over 6000 employees, and global sales of approximately $5 billion in more than 150 nations. We continue to use science as the foundation for our solutions to improve crop yield and human health and we use innovative marketing to bring these solutions to end users around the world.
We are recognized as a leader in many agricultural and specialty markets. We develop distinctive and innovative biological and chemical solutions in the corn, cotton, rice, citrus, vegetable and cereals markets. Some of our breakthroughs in multiple markets include:
Biological solutions. We have one of the most comprehensive collections of unique and diverse germplasm in the industry, enabling us to develop seed technologies of the ultimate in crop yields, enhanced animal performance, improvements in healthy eating and much more. Our Bt collection is the largest of any agriculture company, and is used to develop innovative solutions, such as HERCULEX® XTRA Insect Protection and WideStrike® Insect Protection traits.
Chemical solutions. We have a deep-rooted history of developing advanced chemical solutions for weed, insect and disease control across all major crop segments. And with three coveted Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we are breaking new ground in green chemistry solutions.
Turf, ornamental and pest management. We offer one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the lawn care, golf and nursery markets. And we've revolutionized the pest management industry for years, including the introduction of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, the first bait product to effectively eliminate the entire termite colony.
Vegetation management. The utility, highway, railroad and forestry markets have all benefited from our continued commitment to providing the most innovative solutions to manage vegetation.
Range and pasture. As the rangeland and pasture management leader, we are continually pioneering the solutions of the future, including aminopyralid, a herbicide that has set an entirely new standard for improving cattle production and land management.
Strength in Diversity
The ability to think boldly and approach serious challenges with a fresh perspective is essential to our mission. Dow AgroSciences cannot meet the major challenges facing humanity if all our people view the world through the same lens.
Every day, our employees -- our Human Element -- combine their different perspectives to constantly improve our organization and the products and services we deliver. We know that the diverse perspective of our employees gives us a distinct competitive advantage and we work to ensure that our beliefs about the importance of diversity and inclusion enhance our employees' experience at Dow AgroSciences.