Source: Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company opened its newest corn breeding facility in Flora, Miss., reinforcing the company's commitment to deliver the best technology to Southern farmers. The Flora Corn Breeding Station will utilize the latest breeding techniques and focus on developing higher-yielding corn hybrids while protecting against disease and other environmental stresses.


"There's been growth in corn acres in the Delta region, and with that there is a need for improved corn products tailored to this area of the country," said Ted Crosbie, Ph.D, Monsanto global breeding lead. "This new station allows Monsanto to develop and grow crops on the same soil as our customers and offer farmers even more seed choices than before."


The breeding station will employ nine full-time and approximately 50 seasonal workers. The 26,000 square-feet facility is located in Flora Industrial Park and centrally located to conduct research at yield trial locations in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas. 

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