“Our corn research and development efforts continue to pay dividends, as we work together to bring solutions that maximize yield potential and return on investment for growers throughout the Americas and the world,” Galindez says.Galindez points out that Dow AgroSciences’ market share growth in North and South America is particularly meaningful, given the regions’ prominence in corn production. The Americas represented approximately 70 percent of the growth in the world corn seed market from 2010 to 2011. Corn seed sales in the two continents during 2011 totaled $10.5 billion – nearly two-thirds of the $16 billion total global sales figure. “The Americas are significant players in the global corn market and are of strategic importance to our business. We will continue to invest resources to sustain our growth in these regions, not only in seeds and traits but also in crop protection products that help our customers provide food, fuel and fiber to a growing population,” Galindez says. Dow AgroSciences markets seed under the Mycogen ®, Pfister Seeds ™, Dairyland Seed ™, Renze Seeds ™, Brodbeck Seeds ™, Prairie Brand Seed ® and Triumph ™ brands in the United States; and under the Mycogen and Hyland Seeds ™ brands in Canada. In South America, the company’s offering is sold under the Dow Seeds ™ and Morgan ® brands. About Dow AgroSciences Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $5.7 billion in 2011. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook and YouTube or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed. SmartStax ® multi-event technology developed by Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto. ®™Brodbeck Seeds, Dairyland Seed, DOW Diamond, Hyland Seeds, Mycogen, Pfister Seeds, Prairie Brand Seed, Renze Seeds and Triumph Seed are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. ®SmartStax is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. Always follow IRM, grain marketing and all other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your seed representative for the registration status in your state. About Dow Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.