Monsanto highlights progress in research efforts
The following is a complete list of projects advancing phases in 2012.
Biotechnology Agronomic Traits
Corn Rootworm III (Advanced to Phase 3)
Corn Rootworm III would offer increased control and durability against the corn rootworm by providing two distinct modes of action. The project incorporates RNAi technology as its second mode of action. RNAi is a natural process that occurs in cells to help protect their health.
Second-Generation Insect-Protected Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans (Advanced to Phase 3)
Second-Generation Insect-Protected Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans would offer multiple modes of action for improved durability, a wider spectrum of insect protection, including armyworms, and the opportunity to reduce the size of the structured refuge, thereby enabling greater yield potential and value to the grower.
Genuity Bollgard III Cotton (Advanced to Phase 3)
Genuity Bollgard III cotton is a third-generation insect control product that would build on the success of previous Bollgard products by providing enhanced insect protection, including improved control of beet and fall armyworms, through the use of multiple modes of action. The product would also provide enhanced, season-long protection to targeted insects.
Cotton Lygus Control (Advanced to Phase 2)
The Cotton Lygus Control product would be the first to extend the spectrum of insect control to piercing-sucking lygus bugs, which damage bolls and reduce lint yield and quality.
Next-Generation Genuity Roundup Ready Canola (Advanced to Phase 4)
Next-Generation Genuity Roundup Ready canola is a second-generation weed control product that would offer farmers greater flexibility through an extended application window up to the first flower and opportunity to apply Roundup herbicide at higher rates for enhanced weed control.
Next-Generation Genuity Roundup Ready + LibertyLink Canola (Advanced to Phase 3)
Next-Generation Genuity Roundup Ready + LibertyLink canola would deliver a second mode of action of herbicide tolerance, offering flexibility to have multiple herbicide choices for farmers planting the DEKALB brand.
Biotechnology Yield & Stress Traits
Higher-Yielding Corn (Advanced to Phase 3) – In Collaboration with BASF
The higher-yielding corn trait is designed to be stacked on top of Genuity corn products and other corn pipeline traits to provide additional yield opportunity. This additional yield opportunity would be additive to the total system offered to farmers, creating a package with the highest yield potential.