Yesterday, Monsanto and Novozymes announced the BioAg Alliance, to discover, develop and sell microbial products to help farmers worldwide increased yields with less input. The subject of agricultural microbials is new and relatively unfamiliar, and Monsanto included a background page on the corporate web site that helps explain what microbials are and how they work.
Related links about the announcement:
Monsanto’s background information on agricultural microbials; the page includes a link for a replay of the conference call with news media
Novozymes Fact Sheet on the alliance
Monsanto and Novozymes infographic: What Are Agricultural Biologicals?
Novozymes summary page on the Alliance
Selected News reports:
Reuter’s (via CNBC): Monsanto deal with Novozymes aims to accelerate new crop products
St. Louis Business Journal: Monsanto to pay Danish company $300 million in microbial partnership
Venture Capital Post: US-based Monsanto, Novozymes of Denmark form long-term microbial alliance
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Monsanto, Novozymes partner to increase crop yields
Triangle Business Journal (NC): How will the $300M Monsanto-Novozymes partnership impact RTP?
The Grower: Monsanto, Novozymes partner on biologicals
Photograph courtesy of Novozymes.