Monsanto’s pipeline advances 18 projects
Root Knot Nematode Resistance in Cotton (Advanced to Phase 4)
Root Knot Nematode Resistance technology in cotton can reduce root knot nematode populations by 60 percent. When combined with seed treatments, the system can provide enhanced seedling vigor, resistance management, and season-long protection against root knot nematodes. These new cotton varieties would offer more uniform, stable growing performance than is currently available.
Phytophthora Root Rot Resistance in Soybeans (Launched)
In field-testing, Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Phytophthora Root Rot soybean varieties with double gene stack showed a significant yield advantage over the competition, providing enhanced season-long protection against the diverse pathogen strains of the second-most impactful soybean disease in the U.S.
Performance Series Broccoli (Launched)
Unlike ordinary broccoli, the crown in Performance Series Broccoli extends even with the leaf canopy. The stem is clean without large leaves to remove. The crowns mature uniformly, requiring fewer passes through the fields at harvest which makes them easier for farmers to harvest.
Agricultural Biologicals Platform
BioDirect Technology Virus Control (Advanced to Discovery)
Leveraging Monsanto’s core capabilities in genomics, BioDirect Technology Virus Control could significantly reduce the impact of viruses across a broad range of crops.
BioDirect Technology Insect Control (Advanced to Discovery)
Early testing indicates BioDirect Technology Insect Control could provide specific and precise protection against insect pests that significantly impact the health of a farmer’s crop.
BioDirect Technology Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Control (Advanced to Phase 1)
BioDirect Technology Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Control has the potential to be a game changer for managing weeds that have developed glyphosate resistance. Early testing indicates that BioDirect technology can be used with glyphosate to target weeds and provide a broader spectrum of control on problem weeds.
Agronomic Solutions Platform
Nematicide Chemistry (Advanced to Phase 3)
Monsanto’s nematicide chemistry would provide farmers with an additional tool to control pressure from multiple nematode species, one of the largest pest problems in agriculture.
Improved Dicamba Formulation (Advanced to Phase 4)
The Improved Dicamba Formulation, a complementary component of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, would control resistant and tough to control weeds with a dual-mode-of-action herbicide. The new low-volatility dicamba/glyphosate premix candidates could be used before, during and after planting with Roundup Ready Xtend Crops.
- A video highlighting Monsanto's approach to driving yields is available at www.monsanto.com/pipeline.