Dow moves into UK potato market
US giant Dow Chemical has bought its smaller stateside rival Rohm and Haass agricultural business for about $1bn.
The acquisition will be integrated into Dow Agrosciences, and includes fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, as well as trademarks and license to use Rohm and Haass biotechnology assets.
The move gives Dow a presence in the UK potato market, including Dithane and Electis blight fungicides. Another familiar product – oilseed rape herbicide Kerb – is also included.
Meanwhile, Interfarm, Rohm and Haass UK marketing arm with depots in Doddington, Cambs, and Dereham, Norfolk, has been bought by Dalgety.
This will give Dalgety products a wider market audience, and give Interfarm customers more choice, says the company. Interfarm will continue to supply products to agricultural distributors. *