Patents Assigned to Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Patent number: 11149283
    Abstract: The subject invention provides novel plants that are not only resistant to 2,4-D and other phenoxy auxin herbicides, but also to aryloxyphenoxypropionate herbicides. Heretofore, there was no expectation or suggestion that a plant with both of these advantageous properties could be produced by the introduction of a single gene. The subject invention also includes plants that produce one or more enzymes of the subject invention alone or “stacked” together with another herbicide resistance gene, preferably a glyphosate resistance gene, so as to provide broader and more robust weed control, increased treatment flexibility, and improved herbicide resistance management options. More specifically, preferred enzymes and genes for use according to the subject invention are referred to herein as AAD (aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase) genes and proteins. No ?-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase enzyme has previously been reported to have the ability to degrade herbicides of different chemical classes and modes of action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Terry Wright, Justin Lira, Donald Merlo, Nicole Arnold
  • Publication number: 20210315177
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns methods and compositions for identifying canola plants that have a blackleg resistant phenotype. Some embodiments concern molecular markers to identify, select, and/or construct blackleg resistant plants and germplasm, or to identify and counter-select plants that are susceptible or have low resistance to blackleg disease. Some embodiments concern molecular markers to identify, select, and/or construct blackleg resistant plants that carry the Rlm7 gene. This disclosure also concerns canola plants comprising a blackleg resistant phenotype that are generated by methods utilizing at least one marker described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Syed Masood Rizvi, Muhammad Tahir, Shunxue Tang, Jianwei Zhao, Jinhua Xiao, Gregory Gingera
  • Publication number: 20210307259
    Abstract: Use of motion sensing and tracking equipment to image, monitor, track, and/or determine a parameter of plant growth kinetics (e.g., plant leaf elongation and height growth rate). Some embodiments concern methods for screening plants for the presence of one or more agronomic trait(s), and/or to study the growth kinetics of particular plants and cultivars, for example, in an automated high-throughput platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Pradeep Setlur, Reetal Pai, Kirsti Alise Golgotiu, Douglas Beatty
  • Patent number: 11136630
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns methods and compositions for identifying cotton plants that have a reniform nematode resistance trait. Some embodiments concern molecular markers to identify, select, and/or construct reniform nematode resistant plants and germplasm, or to identify and counter-select relatively susceptible plants. This disclosure also concerns cotton plants comprising a reniform nematode resistance trait that are generated by methods utilizing at least one marker described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Buyyarapu, Ruihua Ren, Mustafa McPherson, Siva P. Kumpatla, Chandra Channabasavaradhya, Joseph W. Spinks, Kelly Parliament
  • Publication number: 20210282402
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in phyla Nematoda, Arthropoda, and/or Mollusca, processes to produce such molecules and intermediates used in such processes, compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such molecules against such pests. These molecules may be used, for example, as nematicides, acaricides, insecticides, miticides, and/or molluscicides. This document discloses molecules having the structure of Formula A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: NATALIE C. GIAMPIETRO, DAVID DEMETER, LINDSEY G. HORTY, GARY D. CROUSE, THOMAS C. SPARKS
  • Patent number: 11116203
    Abstract: A pest control device comprising a capacitive sensor array including a plurality of sensor pads, the capacitive sensor array being configured to generate an electrical output signal indicating the state of each sensor pad, and an electronic controller electrically connected to the capacitive sensor array, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory including a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive the electrical output signals from the capacitive sensor array, determine a measured capacitance value for each sensor pad based on each electrical output signal, calculate a baseline for each sensor pad based on the measured capacitance value of the sensor pad, determine whether a difference between the measured capacitance value of at least one sensor pad and its corresponding baseline exceeds a first predetermined threshold, update a counter when the first predetermined threshold is exceeded, and record an event indicative of a presence
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Howard, Richard V. Baxter, Jr., Douglas K. Brune, Uriel Kluk, Edward G. Beistle, Christopher Siler, Marc Black
  • Publication number: 20210276963
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in phyla Nematoda, Arthropoda, and/or Mollusca, processes to produce such molecules and intermediates used in such processes, compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such molecules against such pests. These molecules may be used, for example, as nematicides, acaricides, insecticides, miticides, and/or molluscicides. This document discloses molecules having the structure of Formula A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: NATALIE C. GIAMPIETRO, ANDREW WARD, GARY D. CROUSE, THOMAS C. SPARKS, THOMAS J. BARTON, LINDSEY G. HORTY, DAVID A. DEMETER
  • Patent number: 11098322
    Abstract: This invention relates in part to plant breeding and herbicide tolerant plants. This invention includes a novel aad-1 transformation event in corn plants comprising a polynucleotide sequence, as described herein, inserted into a specific site within the genome of a corn cell. In some embodiments, said event/polynucleotide sequence can be “stacked” with other traits, including, for example, other herbicide tolerance gene(s) and/or insect-inhibitory proteins. Additionally, the subject invention provides assays for detecting the presence of the subject event in a sample (or corn grain, for example). The assays can be based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct, inserted into the corn genome, and on the genomic sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Yunxing Cory Cui, Jill Bryan, Donald Maum, Greg Gilles, Terry Wright, Jennifer Hamilton, Nicole Arnold, Nathan VanOpdorp, Tina Kaiser, Ning Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210254058
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for novel RNA inhibition molecules (e.g., small/short hairpin RNA (shRNA) molecules), polynucleotides encoding such molecules, use of such novel RNA inhibition molecules to inhibit a target gene by suppressing the expression of the mRNA of the target gene, and for application such as the of control insect pests, and transgenic plants that produce, and are protected, by these novel RNA inhibition molecules are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC, QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Elane FISHILEVICH, Kenneth NARVA, Xiaozeng YANG, Meghan L. FREY, Murugesan RANGASAMY, Wendy LO, Premchand GANDRA, Peter Michael WATERHOUSE
  • Patent number: 11083193
    Abstract: Composite materials that are palatable to a wood-destroying pest species and also pesticidal to the pest species can be used in pest control devices and can be used as wood substitutes for structural components, which are resistant to destruction by wood-destroying pests. The composite materials include a thermoplastic polymer, a food material for the pest and a pesticide. The composite material is formed by mixing a thermoplastic polymer, wood fragments or other cellulosic materials and a quantity of pesticide, and thereafter creating a molten material within a mixer, compounder, extruder or the like. The molten material is extruded or molded to form the desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Hill, James E. King, Joseph J. DeMark, Anton Arnoldy, Mike P. Tolley, Donald E. Williams, III, Joseph E. Eger
  • Publication number: 20210230147
    Abstract: Described herein are 4-amino-6-(1,3-benzodioxole)picolinic acids, compositions comprising 4-amino-6-(1,3-benzodioxole)picolinic acids, and the use of these compounds and compositions to control undesirable vegetation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Kister, Norbert M. Satchivi, Thomas L. Siddall, Lindsey G. Horty, Noormohamed M. Niyaz, Jeffrey B. Epp
  • Patent number: 11053544
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA compositions that relate to transgenic insect resistant maize plants. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DAS-59122-7 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: James Wayne Bing, Robert F. Cressman, Jr., Manju Gupta, Salim M. Hakimi, David Hondred, Todd L. Krone, Mary E. Hartnett Locke, Abigail K. Luckring, Sandra E. Meyer, Daniel Moellenbeck, Kenneth Edwin Narva, Paul D. Olson, Craig D. Sanders, Jimei Wang, Jian Zhang, Gan-Yuan Zhong
  • Patent number: 11053511
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Publication number: 20210198262
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a method for preparing florasulam which involves treating a solution of 2,6-difluoroaniline in 1,2-propylene glycol with: a) sulfonyl chloride III and then b) a base to provide, after workup and isolation, florasulam (I) in yields of about 65-85%. The treatment of 2,6-difluoroaniline with sulfonyl chloride III and the base are conducted by controlled additions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Jossian Oppenheimer, Michael Gullo, David E. Podhorez, Justin A. Alberts
  • Patent number: 11046968
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The disclosure also concerns methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel J. Gachotte, Cory M. Larsen, Scott Bevan, P. Ann Owens-Merlo, James G. Metz, Ross Zirkle
  • Patent number: 11046972
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah E. Worden, Meghan Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Premchand Gandra, Wendy Lo, Elane Fishilevich, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Publication number: 20210171968
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the use of endogenous plant RNAi machinery to preferentially or specifically reduce transgene expression. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns specific reduction of transgene expression in male plant tissues, for example, to provide an economical male sterility system of hybrid seed production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Marcelo Ariel German, Tristan E Coram, Terry R. Wright
  • Publication number: 20210161144
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in Phyla Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Nematoda, processes to produce such molecules, intermediates used in such processes, pesticidal compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such pesticidal compositions against such pests. These pesticidal compositions may be used, for example, as acaricides, insecticides, miticides, molluscicides, and nematicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: RONALD J. HEEMSTRA, RONALD ROSS, JR., TIMOTHY P. MARTIN, NICOLAAS VERMEULEN, JOHN F. DAEUBLE, SR., JOSEPH D. ECKELBARGER, ALEX NOLAN, KAITLYN GRAY, DAVID A. DEMETER, RICKY HUNTER, TONY K. TRULLINGER
  • Publication number: 20210161135
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are herbicidal compositions containing a herbicidally effective amount of (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and (b) a 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) inhibitor or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of controlling undesirable vegetation which comprise applying to vegetation or an area adjacent the vegetation or applying to soil or water to prevent the emergence or growth of vegetation (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof and (b) a 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) inhibitor or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein (a) and (b) are each applied in an amount sufficient to provide a herbicidal effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Norbert M. Satchivi, Bryston L. Bangel, Paul R. Schmitzer
  • Publication number: 20210145000
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are herbicidal compositions containing a herbicidally effective amount of (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and (b) an acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitor or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of controlling undesirable vegetation which comprise applying to vegetation or an area adjacent the vegetation or applying to soil or water to prevent the emergence or growth of vegetation (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof and (b) an acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitor or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein (a) and (b) are each added in an amount sufficient to provide a herbicidal effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Norbert M. Satchivi, Bryston L. Bangel