Last week, Monsanto announced its 2013 update for our research pipeline. A record 18 projects are advancing across the company’s breeding, biotechnology and improved agronomics platforms.
The projects include corn rootworm; above-ground insect protection for corn; insect-protected soybeans; next generation Bollgard cotton; herbicide tolerant wheat; Dicamba-, Glufosinate- and Glyphosate-tolerant corn; Goss’s Wilt resistance in corn; root know nematode resistance in cotton; BioDirect Technology virus control and insect control; and nematicide chemistry, among others.
In addition to the 18 project advancements, Monsanto has three projects in its Ground Breakers® on-farm testing program. Ground Breakers®, a testing program that informs the company’s commercial decisions and gives farmers a firsthand look at future products in their fields, continues Intacta RR2 PRO™ in Brazil, and added Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend soybeans (field trials under permit) and FieldScripts℠ under Integrated Farming Systems℠ in the United States.
An updated pipeline section at Monsanto.com provides detailed information about the projects:
Corn Product Pipeline: Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids; Dicamba-, Glufosinate- and Glyphosate-tolerant Corn; Goss’s Wilt Resistance Corn; Next-Generation Corn Rootworm; and Next-Generation Above-Ground Insect Protection.
Soybean Product Pipeline: Phytophthora Root Rot Resistance in Soybeans; and Next-Generation Insect-Protected Soybeans.
Cotton Product Pipeline: Dicamba-and Glufosinate-Tolerant Cotton; Root Knot Nematode Resistance in Cotton; and Next-Generation Genuity Bollgard Cotton.
Specialty Crop Product Pipeline: Insect-protected + Roundup Ready Sugarcane; and Herbicide-tolerant Wheat.
Vegetable Product Pipeline: Performance Series Broccoli.
Agronomic Solutions Pipeline: Improved Dicamba Formulation; and Nematicide Chemistry.
New Platforms Pipeline: BioDirect Technology Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Control; BioDirect Technology Insect Control; and BioDirect Technology Virus Control.