Rich Keller (center) presented the Readers' Choice Award plaques to Dow AgroSciencesSmartStax seed corn was voted as the AgProfessional Readers' Choice Top New Product of 2009, and for the achievement, Editor Richard Keller presented the plaques signifying the honor to managers of Dow AgroSciences and its Mycogen Seeds group and to Monsanto during the Commodity Classic earlier this month.

Plaques to signify SmatStax being one of the AgProfessional Editors' Choice Top 10 New Products were also presented.

Accepting the awards on behalf of Monsanto was Mark Hermann, the Monsanto lead for U.S. seed and traits.

Rich Keller (right) presents the Readers' Choice Award plaques to Monsanto's Mark HermannAccepting the awards on behalf of Dow AgroSciences and Mycogen was Doug Vail, Mycogen Seeds general manager, and Casey Onstot, Dow AgroSciences traits marketing manager, U.S. Seeds.

See the announcement of the Readers' Choice award winner article for more details.